Founded in 1983, the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) is a private nonprofit organization that solicits, sorts, repackages, warehouses and transports donated food for distribution to charitable programs that directly serve low income people. Our service area includes the whole state of Montana and - next to Alaska - we have the largest surface area of any food bank in the country.
The Montana Food Bank Network’s Advocacy Department works to promote long term solutions to hunger and to educate community groups and policy makers about the status of hunger in Montana. Our Food Security Council identifies factors that cause food insecurity, gaps in services and the need for Federal Nutrition Program Development and improved access. The council has representation from statewide advocacy groups, state administrative offices of federal nutrition programs, field representatives of congressional delegates and members of MFBN board and staff.