Montana Kids Are Facing a Major Issue, And It’s Not Drag Queens
Drag shows in Montana have been a controversial issue in the state, but most children are facing a bigger problem that needs to be talked about.
Several children in Montana are going hungry. According to Montana Food Bank Network, an estimated 1 in 7 Montanans struggle with hunger, and that includes nearly 46,000 children. Food insecurity is also a major concern for many families living in the state.
What is Food Insecurity?
Food insecurity is defined as the inability to access food consistently. For many children in Montana, school lunch is the only consistent meal that they get each day. During the summer when school is out, those children don't get the proper food nutrition that they need.
What Can You Do To Help End Childhood Hunger in Montana?
If you want to help, contact the local food bank in your community. You can get informed about the specific needs of children living in your community. You can also donate to Montana No Kid Hungry, an organization that collaborates with communities around healthy food solutions for families in Montana.
Mountain Tough in Bozeman recently partnered with the HRDC for an event to support the Healthy KidsPack Program. Hundreds of volunteers showed up to help put together over 8,500 packs for children living in the Gallatin Valley. If you live in a community that is experiencing child hunger, you can organize a similar event.
We all have the tendency to get distracted by headline news, but we need to start focusing on what really matters. No child in Montana should be going hungry, and we all need to do our part to solve this major problem facing Montana families.