Montana Food Bank Network

Share A Few Hours With MTPR
11:24 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Be A Volunteer

"Banana Phone" hosts Amy Martin and Annie Garde

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Show your support for Montana Public Radio by sharing a few hours of your time during our Fall Drive.

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5% Match for Food Banks
11:24 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Do Two Good Things

Make Your Fall Donation Today!

Donate to MTPR by Oct. 24th and help the Montana Food Bank Network!

Not only will your donation support MTPR, but from now through our on-air drive Oct. 21-24, your contribution will also activate a 5% match for food banks and feeding programs across Montana.

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Donate To MTPR
11:24 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Fundraiser Results - $211,136!

Update Oct 31:
$211,136 and still climbing.
The Montana Foodbank Network Challenge was met with $203,174 coming in by the deadline. The MFBN will receive $10,158 in match from the partnership of Missoula Federal Credit Union and MTPR. Enough food for over 30,000 meals. Thanks!

Update: Oct 29
$205, 827
is our updated total! Thanks to all the MTPR listener members who donated to help us meet and exceed our goal.

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Mobile Food Pantry
4:33 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

New Mobile Food Pantry To Feed Rural Montana

The Montana Food Bank Network's new mobile food pantry, AKA "The Chuck wagon".
Credit Montana Food Bank Network

The Montana Food Bank Network has purchased a new refrigerated mobile food pantry truck, allowing it to distribute emergency food assistance to some of the more rural areas of the state.

Based in Missoula, the Montana Food Bank Network is Montana’s only statewide food bank, distributing nearly 8 million pounds of food in 2013. 1 in 7 Montanans report struggling to afford food on a daily basis.

CEO Gayle Gifford says the new truck will allow them to serve 28 counties that don’t currently have emergency food services.

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Pledge Week Bonus Results
11:58 am
Thu November 14, 2013

MT Food Bank Network Challenge Results

Susan Israel and Linda Talbott, MTPR fall fundraiser

Here are the final results of the Montana Food Bank Network Challenge. Thanks to the thousands of people who are supporting MTPR!

$195,265 in pledges made or postmarked by November 8th.  

$9,763 is the 5% bonus going to the Montana Food Bank Network.

Thanks to Missoula Federal Credit Union, our co-sponsor of the bonus match.

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Food donations
2:02 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Montana Food Bank Network going from one busy season to another

Credit Montana Food Bank Network

There are very few chances to step back, catch your breath and admire ones work at the Montana Food Bank Network.

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In Other Words
8:00 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Ending Child Hunger in Montana

Credit Montana Food Bank Network

"In Other Words," Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013: "Ending Child Hunger in Montana."

Producer: Beth Judy, with Bonnie Buckingham, Executive Director of the  Community Food and Agriculture Coalition of Missoula, and guests Minke Medora and Lorianne Burhop of the Montana Food Bank Network.

"In Other Words:"  http://inotherwordsradio.wordpress.com/

The Montana Food Bank Network: http://mfbn.org/

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Hunger in Montana
9:55 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Summer presents unique challenges for Montana's "food insecure"

Montana Food Bank Network CEO, Gayle Gifford

Summer is almost here and for many Americans that's the time to think about spending a few well-earned days away from work and getting away for an adventure.
     For many though, it's also a time of increased anxiety and stress because it can sometimes be a little more difficult to find that next meal.   
  

In this feature interview, Edward O'Brien speaks with Gayle Gifford, C.E.O of the Montana Food Bank Network.

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