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 and 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


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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