To eliminate hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy.
Founded in 1983, the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) is a private nonprofit organization that transports donated food and distributes it to charitable programs that directly serve needy families, children and seniors. They are the largest centralized source of donated, emergency food in the state.
To date, MFBN has distributed millions of pounds of food to roughly 200 community and emergency food programs including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, Kids Cafes, low-income daycare centers, and senior, youth, rehabilitation and outreach centers throughout the fifty-six counties in Montana. They partner with agencies who feed people who otherwise would go hungry or not eat enough, and are largely comprised of women and children, the elderly, people with disabilities and the working poor. Across the 150,000 square miles that comprises Montana, MFBN delivers food to remote communities and on Native American reservations which often rely on them to provide 100% of the food they distribute.
Currently, MFBN is in the process of tripling the capacity of the main warehouse in Missoula, expanding the fleet of semi and refrigerated box trucks that travel the state, hiring additional staff for education, outreach and operation functions, and maintaining a second warehouse in Miles City which services the east part of the state.