Show your true colors

FRIDAY IS BACKPACK JERSEY DAY BackPack Jersey Day is a fundraiser developed to raise awareness and funds needed to continue the BackPack Program in schools throughout the state. Just a $5 donation is enough send food home one weekend for one student. While a $160 donation can provide for that… more

[UPDATE 4/16:] 100,000 Montanans’ healthcare is on the line.

The next few hours are crucial! Take action now to protect the healthcare of 1 in 10 Montanans The vote to pass Medicaid Expansion tied on the Senate floor yesterday, which means it did not pass. The Senate can still reconsider the bill if they act quickly. Please call and… more

Montanans Receive Recognition for Reducing Hunger, Improving Nutrition

The Food Security Council of the Montana Food Bank Network, which works to improve long term food security and reduce hunger in Montana, is pleased to announce its recognition of individuals and organizations who have truly made a difference in the fight against hunger in Montana. First Lady Lisa Bullock… more

Nineteen partners awarded mini-grants to increase Grocery Rescue Program capacity

Through a partnership with Feeding America and Walmart, the Montana Food Bank Network was awarded $37,000 in funds to support the Grocery Rescue Program. The funds were distributed through our Network Partners to help increase food safety, extend capacity, and efficiency of their participation in the Grocery Rescue Program. Network… more

Support Double SNAP dollars

HB400 Supports Montana’s Double SNAP Dollars Program Montana’s Double SNAP Dollars Program is a win for families, farmers, and local economies. Help urge support for HB400! We’ve been sharing a lot of updates this week but there is finally a good SNAP bill on the table: HB400 requests state funding… more

Food Security Council is now accepting nominations

    The Food Security Council serves to identify barriers to food security, gaps in services and the need for program development throughout the state. The mission of the Council is to identify the impact and effect of hunger in Montana; to educate the public and policy makers on the… more

One Year Ago: 19 OPA offices closed in Montana

“Hello, Montana Food Bank Network SNAP Application Hotline. This is Elizabeth.” This is my standard greeting as I answer MFBN’s SNAP hotline. The hotline, which gets anywhere from zero to six calls a day, connects families and individuals with questions about SNAP to me. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance… more

Congress Passes Final Farm Bill that Protects SNAP

Final Farm Bill Protects SNAP, Supports Montana Communities Gayle Carlson, CEO, Montana Food Bank Network: “With overwhelming support, both the House and Senate passed a 2018 Farm Bill that protects and strengthens the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), our nation’s most effective anti-hunger program. The bill ensures that SNAP will… more

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