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:
On May 29, third and fourth grade students from Broadwater Elementary in Helena gathered at the Capitol to celebrate their certification in EverFi’s Financial Foundations program. Governor Steve Bullock, along with members of EverFi, Valley Bank, Montana Bankers Association, and MFEC, attended to celebrate with the students. They are the first elementary group in Montana to gain certification in the program.
Governor Steve Bullock spoke to the students, their teachers, and families in the Capitol rotunda. Key stakeholders in the program were in attendance, including Ray Martinez and Mick Karls (EverFi), Andy O’Neill and Dave Novotney (Valley Bank), SteveTurkiewicz and Pam O’Reilly (Montana Banker’s Association), and Diana Holshue (MFEC).
The Financial Foundations Program is a web-based financial literacy platform for students. Developed by leading education technology company EverFi, it was brought to local area schools by Valley Bank. This public-private partnership is empowering Montana students across the state with critical money management skills.