Montana | No Kid Hungry

About Us

More than 1 out of every 5 kids in Montana will struggle with hunger during their childhood.  Our mission is to end childhood hunger in Montana by connecting kids to the healthy food they need to succeed in the communities where they live.

Through a partnership with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), the office of Montana Governor Steve Bullock, and the national non-profit organization Share Our Strength, Montana No Kid Hungry has dedicated itself to putting an end to childhood hunger in Montana.

Montana No Kid Hungry's campaign works by educating families about the state food assistance programs and community resources available to them, expanding the areas being served by these programs, and by forming partnerships to increase participation, outreach, benefits, and education. As a result, lower-income families receive better access to free, nutritious meals, nutrition education, and tips and strategies that will help stretch their dollars further at the grocery store.


The Montana No Kid Hungry Team

Lisa Lee - Montana No Kid Hungry Director

Danielle Anderson - Summer Meal Program/Nutrition Education Coordinator

Linda Cleatus - School Breakfast/AmeriCorps Manager

Jessica Ferretti - AmeriCorps Supervisor


Our AmeriCorps Members

Ted Irvin - Helena, Montana AmeriCorps VISTA

Rachelle Sartori – Helena, Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps member

April Turnage - Troy, Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps member

Jerrica Lunak - Browning, Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps member

Rebecca Vinton - Billings, Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps member


Additional Resources

Become an AmeriCorps Host Site

Become a Nutrition Educator

Help For Families

News & Updates

Browning Elementary is showing an increase to an average daily participation rate of 351 students in September of 2016, which is up from a rate of 152 students back in September of 2015.
October 21, 2016
I look forward to seeing how the rest of my service term unfolds, and learning from all the students, food service staff, teachers, faculty, and community members that I encounter and collaborate with.
October 19, 2016
Here I was almost nine hundred and thirty miles from home, and about to start a job I knew practically nothing about! What was I thinking?
October 14, 2016

Delivering Hope to a Community

Watch this video about Browning, MT produced by Share Our Strength.

Many families in northern Montana struggle to provide for their kids. Thanks to No Kid Hungry, their children are able to eat free, healthy meals at school (and in the summer when school is out), so families can focus on building bright futures for their kids. Your support helps us deliver hope to communities like these across America. Donate today at

Join No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps!

Montana No Kid Hungry is currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve from September-July. Details below. Apply today!

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