About Us

Nearly 1 out of every 5 kids in Montana will struggle with hunger during their childhood.  Our mission is to end child 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 child hunger in the state.

Montana No Kid Hungry is working to eliminate childhood hunger in Montana using a three-pronged approach:

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

2). Enhance meal quality at school and at home, keeping the focus on wholesome foods. 

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

News & Updates

“The families that we’re feeding are up against a variety of struggles. Housing, medical bills, low income,” said Lightner, “If we can give them a healthy meal with fresh foods that are going to support seniors and kiddos who are trying to grow. That’s one less problem that our customers have to face.”
June 19, 2017
I am recruiting volunteers to lead activities with the kids throughout the Summer Meals Program, as well as our kick-off events. I made valuable connections with community members and local businesses that are willing to help out. I am also working on promotions, such as a PSA with Central Montana Radio... I am anxious to see how many kids we feed this year!
June 05, 2017
Our most exciting summer news is that we will be launching a brand new, custom-made food trailer this summer, with help from sponsorships from the Treacy Foundation, No Kid Hungry, and Helena Public Schools. The food trailer is allowing us to expand our reach by increasing the number of operating open sites from 7 to 11.
June 02, 2017

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 partners with AmeriCorps VISTAs through the Prevention Resource Center. 

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