Female Veteran with her child.

Serving Our Rural Veterans: Barriers, Challenges and Needs

The Army OneSource Resource Center Combat to Communities Web Events feature top experts in planning and delivering programs and
services that provide support for Service members, Veterans and their Families.

Each web event is a ninety-minute presentation, with expert discussions and interactive components designed to advance state and local efforts.

Targeted to state and local policy makers, association leaders and key volunteers, programs directors and collaborative community efforts.

Serving Our Rural Veterans: Barriers, Challenges and Needs

Recent research shows an increase in the number of rural Veterans, to include a growing rural, female Veteran population.

As Service members reintegrate into rural communities, it is vital that local agencies and providers partner to identify their barriers, challenges and needs in order to build support and services that adequately serve our Military community.

Join this FREE web event to explore issues impacting rural Veterans and strategies to build a community of support and care to address their needs.

Presenters will explore:

  • Rural Culture: A History of Service to the Nation
  • Changing demographics of rural Veterans
  • An increasing female Veteran population
  • Challenges and barriers impacting access to services
  • Strategies and resources to support rural Veterans

Want to participate? You can register or invite someone to participate HERE.

Phroogal is hosting a discussion in Missoula about financial wellness.

Let’s talk about financial wellness – Phroogal is coming to Missoula!

Participate in the Money and Mindset seminar by Jason Vitug of Phroogal! Starts at 2:30pm on June 24 in Missoula at the Governor’s Room, 111 N. Higgins.

Missoula area credit unions are sponsoring pit-stop #24 on Phroogal’s 30 cities in 30 days nationwide tour, zigzagging across the United States to break a social taboo- openly talking about Money!

Phroogal, a financial education service that empowers millennials to make better informed financial decisions, is hitting the road on an epic 10,000 mile road trip across the US to get people talking about their financial wellness. Jason Vitug, Founder & CEO, will be stopping in Missoula on Wednesday, June 24th to host a discussion with anyone interested in personal finance.



Mini Grants Available to Help End Childhood Hunger

1 in 5 Montana children live in families who struggle to provide enough food on a regular basis. That is over 22%, or 48,000.

MFEC is excited to share that The Montana Partnership to End Childhood Hunger (MT-PECH) has mini-grants available to support activities that further the goals included in their 10 Step Plan to End Childhood Hunger! Feel free to share the application (link below) with local program contacts who may be able to benefit from a grant of $250-$1000. Applications are currently being accepted by MT-PECH on an ongoing basis, as funds become available. Please note that funds are limited, so just refer key local partners or projects to the grant opportunity.

In addition, because grant funding is available through Montana No Kid Hungry to support Summer Food Service Programs, School Breakfast expansion, and CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meal Programs, MT-PECH grant applications to support these specific programs will not be considered.

If you have questions, please reach out to MT-PECH’s Co-Chairs:

MT-PECH Grant Application