2019 Montana Legislative Session is officially a wrap!

Policy advocacy is an important part of our work at MFBN. While food pantries and other community resources play a crucial role in meeting the need for food, we must also strengthen and protect our public nutrition programs and address root causes of hunger. Over the last four months, we… more

Hunters Against Hunger 2018-2019 season

The 2018-2019 Hunters Against Hunger Season was wildly successful! An unprecedented 45,000 pounds of nutritious wild game, including elk, antelope, deer, moose, and bison, was donated, processed, and distributed through the Hunters Against Hunger Program during the 2018 – 2019 hunting season. This valuable program, in partnership with Montana Fish,… more

New Data Shows 1 in 9 Montanans Live in Food Insecure Households.

Montana Food Bank Network announces the release of Map the Meal Gap 2019, the latest report by Feeding America on food insecurity at the county level. Map the Meal Gap 2019 finds that the overall rate of food insecurity declined across Montana to 11.1%, our lowest rate since Feeding America… more

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

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