ABOUT THE MONTANA PARTNERSHIP TO END CHILDHOOD HUNGER
Childhood hunger is a solvable problem in Montana. The Montana Partnership to End Childhood Hunger works alongside school, community, local, and state leaders to develop nutritious and culturally relevant food systems that are accessible, affordable, viable, sustainable, and equitable.
At The Montana Partnership to End Childhood Hunger, we envision healthy, strong communities where everyone has access to sustainable, affordable, locally produced, nutrient-dense food.
To make our vision real, we fund, engage in, and drive food-system change; we support creation of innovative community-driven models that increase cost-effective access to nutritious food for all Montana and Tribal community members and their children; and we work on local, state, and federal policy changes that lead to nutritionally secure communities for children and families across our state.
Our approach is collaborative. Our food-system-change partners include school and summer meal programs; Montana farmers and ranchers; healthcare partners; people interested in food processing, distribution, and transportation; Indigenous food sovereignty programs; and many other state and local food, nutrition, and health organizations.
Only 3% of the Food Grown Here is Eaten Here
MT's Food Distribution
System Doesn't Work
for Rural Schools
When MT Schools Change to 4-Day School Weeks,
Kids' Nutrition Security Declines
As More MT Grocery Stores Close,
Families' Access to Nutritious Food Decreases
Nutrition Insecurity = Health Disparities for Montanans
of all ages, races, ethnicities & incomes
PARTNERS HELPING US MAKE CHANGE.
We are proud to work with a wide variety of partners in our mission to end childhood hunger in Montana. From local schools to community groups, state agencies and non-profits, to co-ops and national organizations, we collaborate with groups that share our commitment to this important cause. Together, we make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families in our state.