Advocacy & Public Policy

Montana Food Bank Network works to end hunger in Montana through long-term policy solutions that support public nutrition and other anti-poverty programs at the state and federal levels. MFBN works on an ongoing basis with lived experts, legislators, government officials, and other community partners to prioritize ending hunger in Montana.

Our Public Policy efforts include:

Advocacy

Increasing public awareness and understanding of hunger

Educating policy-makers on the prevalence of hunger in Montana, its underlying causes, and its long-term consequences

Working through the Montana Food Security Council to inform and direct our advocacy efforts

Advocating for polices that bring sustainable, long-term solutions to hunger, including policies that support public nutrition programs

Empowerment

Engaging local communities to be involved in efforts to address hunger

Empowering people with lived experience of food insecurity to share their voices and their expertise

Conducting research to better understand the experiences of individuals facing food insecurity in Montana

Outreach

Helping connect people to public nutrition programs such as

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • WIC
  • Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
  • Summer Food Service Program

Offering direct assistance and training to community partners to integrate SNAP outreach into their services

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
– Dr. Seuss

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