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Montana Free Press “Feeding the Need: Responding to Hunger in Montana” – 5/27 – 12:00PM MST

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Across Montana, the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened a basic human need: food security. From the closure of schools and restaurants to the staggering increase in unemployment, many Montanans don’t know how they’ll secure their next meal. In “Food banks adapt to surging demand and shifting supply chains” we reported on some of these challenges, but the issues go even deeper, and they continue. In an effort to further explore the new wave of food need created by the coronavirus pandemic, MTFP has invited several panelists working on the frontlines of food security to participate in the first installment a new virtual event series, “Lifting Voices: Conversations on the Issues that Matter Most.”

On Wednesday, May 27, at 12 p.m. MST, you’re invited to join Montana Free Press Editor-in-Chief John S. Adams; Lorianne Burhop, chief policy officer for the Montana Food Bank Network; Stacy Brown, executive director of Family Service in Billings; and Lisa Sheppard, director of the Agency on Aging for Flathead County for “Feeding the Need: Responding to Hunger in Montana.” This live digital event and online conversation will help bring clarity to a problem that’s too often oversimplified or overlooked, and lift the voices of people affected by food insecurity in Montana. Panelists will be available to answer questions from attendees.


This virtual event is free, but attendance is limited, and we expect to be at full capacity, so please RSVP here. We hope you can join us.




Will the Pandemic Cause Food Shortages?

Wharton’s Marshall Fisher talks with Wharton Business Daily on Sirius XM about what’s behind the supply chain disruptions in grocery stores.


Now to the bragging:

Earlier this week, the Society of Professional Journalists announced this year’s NW Excellence in Journalism Award winners. And there, in first place, is MTFP’s own Eric Dietrich, who took top honors in the multimedia storytelling category for his breakdown of Gov. Steve Bullock’s 2020 budget priorities.

The award is well-earned recognition from Eric’s peers of the excellence that he brings to MTFP’s digital pages every week, and that we’re proud to present. We hope you’ll share our pride in his work.

Brad Tyer
Montana Free Press


May 27
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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