BackPack Program: Entering it’s 10th year

September is here and it is time to go back to school. The days where the halls are filled with excitement, laughter, and students being given every opportunity to grow and thrive. Ten years ago, we piloted the BackPack Program in a small neighborhood school, that sent food bags home… more

Mobile Food Pantry in Lodge Grass, Sheperd and Harlowtown

First Crow Indian Baptist Church will host Montana Food Bank Network’s Mobile Food Pantry to distribute FREE non-perishable foods and perishable foods (as available). 2 more stops have now been added to this trip  Shepherd: Date: August 28, 2018 Time: 12:30PM-1:30PM Location: 5515 Carey Ave Shepherd, MT and Harlowton: Date:… more

MFBN’s Stand Up Against Hunger License Plate is Here!

Check it out! The Montana Food Bank Network’s Stand up Against Hunger license plate is here! Announcing the Montana Food Bank Network’s Stand Up Against Hunger License Plate now available statewide at your local Division of Motor Vehicles office. Stand Up Against Hunger features local Montana artist, Teshia and proceeds… more

Smithfield donates over 35,000 pounds

This week, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Albertsons joined forces to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Montana Food Bank Network. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger… more

Support SNAP in Final Farm Bill

With the current Farm Bill due to expire September 30th, negotiations are heating up and your voice is more important than ever! After the Senate and House each passed their respective Farm Bills earlier this year, leadership from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are working with a conference committee… more

Senate Protects SNAP in Strong, Bipartisan Farm Bill Vote

Montana Food Bank Network Statement on Passage of Senate Farm Bill Gayle Carlson, CEO, Montana Food Bank Network “The U.S. Senate passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 28th with a strong, bipartisan vote of 86-11. This vote demonstrates that a Farm Bill that affirms our national… more

U.S. House Passes Harsh and Partisan Farm Bill

Montana Food Bank Network Statement on Passage of House Farm Bill Gayle Carlson, CEO, Montana Food Bank Network “On Thursday, June 21st the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 213 to 211, with Congressman Gianforte voting in favor of the… more

Urge Senators to Support Bipartisan Farm Bill

Ask Sens. Tester & Daines to Support Bipartisan Senate Farm Bill On June 8, 2018, the Senate Agriculture Committee released its version of the Farm Bill. Unlike the House Farm Bill, the Senate Farm Bill is a bipartisan legislation that protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps),… more

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