A core piece of our work is offering financial and technical support to schools and community groups leading the fight against food insecurity on the ground. We award grant funding to local anti-hunger projects across Montana, which is often accompanied by personalized planning and troubleshooting support for the project.
Montana No Kid Hungry has historically prioritized funding for School Breakfast Expansion and Summer Meals projects. But, things have changed since the onset of COVID-19 and we’ve pivoted to tailor our funding opportunities to best meet the needs of communities in this current crisis. Now we also offer Community Nutrition grants to support a wide variety of immediate and long-term food access interventions in the wider community, and we’ve created a simpler School Nutrition grant category to encompass school breakfast, summer meals, afterschool meals, and other school-related nutrition projects.
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve granted over $1.9 million and worked with communities in the following areas:
We work alongside grantees to promote systemic change, and do our best to make sure our grants authentically fit the unique needs of each community.
All our grant funding is privately raised, thanks to the generous support from donors in Montana and nationwide.