Statement On House Rejection of the 2018 Farm Bill

Montana Food Bank Network Statement on House Rejection of the 2018 Farm Bill Gayle Carlson, CEO of Montana Food Bank Network “Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 198-213, with Congressman Gianforte voting in favor of the bill. This failed vote… more

New Data Shows 1 in 6 Montana Kids Live in Food Insecure Households

Montana Food Bank Network announces the release of Map the Meal Gap 2018, the latest report by Feeding America on food insecurity at the state and county level. Map the Meal Gap 2018 reveals that in 2016 the rate of food insecurity, particularly for children, dropped across Montana in comparison… more

Missoula Gives – Brent is in the freezer!

Missoula Gives is happening now! The staff decided to get involved in a BIG way this year for our Missoula Gives goal of raising $2,500! Due to overwhelming demand we have placed all the video’s here so you can follow the journey and help us reach our goal! Day 1:… more

Smashing Out Hunger

Our goal for Missoula Gives is to “SMASH OUT HUNGER”!   On May 3 and 4, We are taking a part of the local giving day event, Missoula Gives. This is an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to… more

Governor Bullock Urges Support for SNAP

Last week, Governor Bullock reached out to Montana’s Congressional Delegation to share Montana priorities for the Nutrition Title of the upcoming Farm Bill. The Governor urged protection for SNAP and the other nutrition programs, noting that these programs are “an integral part of the Farm Bill and essential to keeping… more

Tell Rep. Gianforte – vote NO on House Farm Bill

TAKE ACTION: Ask Rep. Gianforte to Vote NO on House Farm Bill (H.R. 2) The House Farm Bill (H.R. 2) is advancing through the House of Representatives and may soon be voted on by the full House of Representatives. Unfortunately, this bill creates harmful restrictions to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance… more

House Ag Committee Farm Bill Vote

House Ag Committee Fails to Change Farm Bill’s Harmful Cuts to SNAP – H.R. 2 Advances   On Wednesday, April 18, the House Agriculture Committee voted to advance Chairman Conaway’s Farm Bill (H.R. 2) out of committee – this action brings the bill one step closer to a vote by… more

Chairman Conaway’s bill would only worsen hunger and poverty in Montana

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2018   On Thursday, April 12, Representative Mike Conaway, the House Agriculture Committee Chairman, released his version of the Farm Bill. Please see Montana Food Bank Network’s statement on the potential impact to hunger in Montana: Gayle Carlson, CEO, Montana Food Bank Network… more

Action Alert – Protect SNAP in the Farm Bill

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee is preparing to release their version of the Farm Bill (which is the first language we will see in the process of drafting the final bill.) As we’ve shared previously, we anticipate that the bill will include numerous harmful proposals, including the expansion of time limits and so-called work requirements…. more

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