We are excited about the progress we have made in reducing childhood hunger across Montana. However, if we expect real and sustainable change to happen, people with lived experience must be a part of the conversations around how we will create a hunger-free state. In 2018, Montana No Kid Hungry decided to build on our programmatic efforts and engage in grassroots community engagement work through our Amplify MT Initiative. Amplify Montana is our attempt to begin building the leadership and influence of those who have first-hand experience with poverty and food insecurity in our communities. These individuals are the true experts on hunger and economic hardship in Montana, and we are working to enable them to raise their voices in the fight against hunger, while feeling empowered to be a part of the solution.