Office of the Superintendent

Montana Summit to End Childhood Hunger

Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 10:21 am

The OPI and the Montana Food Security Council are hosting a Summit to End Childhood Hunger on September 15, 2010. Participants will include businesses, foundations, service organizations, medical professionals, public health agencies, elected officials, faith community members, among others.

The summit will be held at the Front Street Learning Center at 815 Front Street from 10a.m. to 3p.m. 

This is the first time a statewide meeting has been held to look at child hunger in Montana.  The Montana Office of Public Instruction is collaborating with the Montana Food Security Council to host the event.  One in ten people in Montana live in households where there is not always enough food. With more than 85,000 children living in such households, hunger is a real issue for Montana families.  The short and long-term outcomes of poor nutrition and inconsistent access to healthy food lead to health, social, and economic problems for Montana communities. Children growing up with hunger are less likely to become employed, financially secure adults. Montana communities will benefit from increased information about child hunger and be able to seize opportunities to end the problem.

For more information, contact Jessica Rhoades, 406.444.3160