Our Neighbor’s Daily Bread
Montana Farmers Feeding Montana’s Hungry
According to the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN), approximately 1 in 10 Montanans struggle with hunger and 1 in 6 children in Montana live in food insecure homes. Hunger is directly related to the larger problem of economic insecurity in our state. Low wages, job loss, and insufficient fixed incomes leave many families unable to keep food on the table while trying to afford the rising costs of housing, child care, and medical care.
Montana farmers have always lent a helping hand to neighbors in need. It’s in that spirit of giving that the Montana Grain Growers Association created “Our Neighbor’s Daily Bread”, a wheat-to-flour donation project, in response to a plea from the MFBN for much needed flour to feed Montana’s hungry.
Donating is simple. When you deliver grain to your local elevator, just tell the manager how many bushels you want to donate to “Our Neighbor’s Daily Bread”. The donated bushels will be sold at the same time your share is sold and a check for the donated amount will be sent to “Our Neighbor’s Daily Bread” in care of the Montana Grains Foundation. When flour is needed, corresponding bushels are purchased, milled, bagged and loaded into Montana Food Bank delivery trucks at a Great Falls flour mill for distribution to partner agencies of the MFBN.
All contributions to “Our Neighbor’s Daily Bread” are managed through the Montana Grains Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation and the charitable arm of the Montana Grain Growers Association. For more information or to learn how you can help, please see the information posted below or call the Montana Grain Growers Association at 406-761-4596.
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