About Us

Montana No Kid Hungry connects kids to healthy food. This campaign helps families find state food assistance programs and community resources by forming partnerships to increase participation, outreach, benefits, and education. As a result, this will connect families on a tight budget to free, nutritious meals and nutrition education and tips to help buy groceries.

With more than 1 out of 5 Montana children struggling with hunger, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit association, formed a partnership dedicated to end childhood hunger in the state. 

The mission of No Kid Hungry is to end childhood hunger in Montana by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day. We accomplish this by using a three-pronged approach:

1- Improve food access by increasing participation in school breakfast, summer meal, and afterschool meal programs.

2- Develop/improve resources for families such as delivering nutrition education and cooking classes in a fun and interactive way.

3- Raise awareness through increasing the visibility of this important issue, getting people involved and engaging youth.

Our 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 Coordinator

AmeriCorps Members

Jessica Ferretti – Kalispell, Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps member

Johanna Monson Geerts - Great Falls, Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps member

Sade' Johnson – Billings, Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps member

Rikki Luebke - Troy, Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps member

Jerrica Lunak - Browning, Montana No Kid Hungry AmeriCorps member

Colin Wethered - Helena AmeriCorps VISTA

Additional Resources

Become an AmeriCorps Host Site

Become a Nutrition Educator

Help For Families

News & Updates

Browning was planning on implementing an afterschool meal program for a few months but was set back due to staffing issues. Although it was the middle of May, we decided to pilot the program and get a feel of it for the last three weeks of the school year.
July 12, 2016
I took a deep breath as I watched it all come together. Months of hard work finally paying off. I did it. I felt I could finally relax for a minute. I enjoyed my lunch, knowing I pulled off a great kick-off event.
July 12, 2016
This is a busy week for Shametrius Long. Long, who is in Billings with AmericCorps Volunteers in Service to America, was the main organizer of two events being held today to examine aspects of hunger and homelessness. And working with another Vista, Sade Johnson, Long organized a food drive this week that will help Family Service Inc. prepare Thanksgiving boxes for needy families.
July 07, 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 www.NoKidHungry.org.

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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