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

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

Top 10 Things To Do At The Taste

Welcome to The Taste! We want to thank everyone who bought tickets, because we sol out this year! We are so excited to share this special evening with each and every on of you. The support from the community has been absolutely incredible. We want to send a special shout… more

Blackfeet Reservation Disaster Relief

Photo Credit: MTN News – Elizabeth Transue In mid-January 2018, the Montana Food Bank Network began receiving calls for help from the people of Heart Butte. Extreme weather conditions and closed roadways caused food shipments to be delayed or canceled creating a food crisis in the region. We responded to… more

The Taste 2018

Are you ready for another year of great food, drinks, music and prizes?!

Statement on President’s Proposed Budget for FY19

President’s Budget would Worsen Hunger, Poverty, and Hardship in Montana “A federal budget reflects our values and vision for America. President Trump’s FY19 budget, released on Monday, abandons our long-held values of caring for our neighbors, helping people during hard times, and the belief that no one in this country… more

Stories of SNAP in Montana

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is our nation’s most effective anti-hunger program that helps 120,000 Montanans keep food on their table, 70% of which are families with children. SNAP has been proven to improve food security, health outcomes, educational attainment, and economic productivity. SNAP also generates economic growth by… more

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