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Hey There

Are you up for a challenge?

Are you excited by the prospect of changing Montana's food systems to end hunger for good?


Then the MT-PECH Board of Directors is looking for you! 

Information for Potential Applicants to

The MT-PECH Board of Directors

What Does MT-PECH Do?


MT-PECH envisions healthy, strong communities where everyone has access to sustainable, affordable, locally produced, nutrient-dense food. To reach that goal, MT-PECH raises and distributes funds to organizations across the state to pursue and promote food-systems changes that lead to nutritional security for kids and families living in Montana.


MT-PECH fosters collaborations and partnerships across all sectors of Montana's food system and funds programs that build awareness, address root causes of hunger, and maximize community-based resources to increase access to culturally relevant, nutrient-rich food. MT-PECH’s work includes improving policies to create and support nutritionally secure communities.


MT-PECH’s food-system partners include school and summer-meal programs, Indigenous food sovereignty programs, growers and producers, agricultural organizations, and healthcare partners, along with many other state and local food programs.



What Do MT-PECH Board Members Do?


Being a Member of the Board of Directors or an Officer of the Board of Directors is a job of visionary guidance, strategic planning, financial oversight, insight into childhood hunger and poverty, and fundraising. The Board of Directors sets policy, maintains, and amends MT-PECH’s Bylaws as needed, and makes plans to ensure MT-PECH is on the road to achieving its goals.


Most importantly, Members of the Board of Directors and Board Officers make sure MT-PECH has the funding needed to accomplish its goals. The Board meets quarterly, and occasionally there are other meetings in between the quarterly gatherings.


An individual may be a Member of the Board of Directors without being a Board Officer.



How Do I Apply?


Download the MT-PECH Board of Directors Application Form below to share your bio, skills, experience, and reasons for wanting to serve on the Board. Your Application Form must be received by the one of the Co-Executive Directors, or by the MT-PECH Board Chair no later than close of business on Monday, May 6, 2024. People who turn in their applications by the deadline will be considered part of the Applicant Pool.


Board Members are elected from the Applicant Pool by ballot. Existing Board Officers and Members of the Board of Directors will be asked to select new Board members from the Applicant Pool by placing one vote per person per open position during the Board of Directors Annual Meeting, May 21st and 22nd, 2024, in Lewistown, MT.


Board Officers – Members of the Board of Directors elect Board Officers from among the Board membership. Current MT-PECH Board Officer positions are Chair, Co-Chair, and Treasurer. This group of three is called the Executive Committee, and it meets monthly.




MT-PECH Board of Directors Application Form

MT-PECH Board of Directors Handbook

MT-PECH Bylaws

To Submit Your Application and/or for More Information, please contact any of the following:


Shelly Sutherland, MT-PECH Board Chair,

Lisa Lee, MT-PECH Co-Executive Director,

KayAnn Miller, MT-PECH Co-Executive Director,


Thank you for your interest in ending childhood hunger in MT!

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