EIN 81-0421243

Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN)

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The Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) is Montana's only statewide hunger organization. Founded in 1983, MFBN is a private nonprofit organization that solicits, sorts, repackages, warehouses and transports donated food and distributes it to charitable programs that directly serve needy families, children and seniors. MFBN is responsible for distributing food to all 56 counties in the state of Montana and on all 7 reservations. We provide food to our partner agencies though various programs. We are the only fully privileged Montana member of Feeding America, the national hunger organization.
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Program areas at MFBN

Emergency Food distribution - the Montana Food Bank Network (mfbn) is Montana's only statewide Food Bank. We work with the national hunger-fighting organization, feeding america, and have developed several programs specifically to address the unique challenges of accessing Food in Montana. We work with over 360 other hunger-fighting partners throughout the state to improve Food access and share information to address hunger and its root causes. Last year we distributed 16,675,914 pounds of Food to our Network partners throughout Montana. Mfbn partners with local emergency Food programs, schools and senior centers to feed those who may otherwise go hungry. We deliver Food across the 150,000 square miles of Montana from larger towns to remote communities and indian reservations that often rely on mfbn to provide most of the Food they distribute. We have a number of programs such as the back pack program, school pantry, mail-a-meal and mobile Food pantry. The back pack and school pantry programs provide supplemental Food for school aged children and their younger siblings on weekends and holidays from school. Mail-a-meal ships emergency Food boxes to people in very remote areas of Montana without other services nearby. The mobile Food pantry partners with social service organizations in underserved or unserved communities for Food distribution until a more permanent solution is established.
Policy advocacy and outreach program - in addition to providing emergency Food, mfbn works to end hunger through public policy solutions at the local, state, and federal levels. Mfbn works with legislators, government officials and the hunger-relief community to ensure that ending hunger is a priority. Mfbn strives to ensure that public Food programs are maximized to support montanans. By collecting information from public and private Montana feeding programs and through a biennial client hunger survey, mfbn then educates the public and policy makers about hunger and Food insecurity in Montana. Data collected from the hunger survey is used to target mfbn's outreach activities for snap (supplemental nutrition assistance program), summer Food program and other public Food programs. With the addition of a benefit access coordinator, mfbn is also able to provide clients with one-on-one assistance to navigate the complex public benefits process. The public policy program goal is to encourage long term solutions to hunger in Montana with both public and private partnerships.

Grants made by MFBN

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Salvation ArmyRespond To the Emergency Food Needs of the Hungry and Working To Reduce the Incidence of Hunger$0
Valley Community Emergency Food BankRespond To the Emergency Food Needs of the Hungry and Working To Reduce the Incidence of Hunger$0
Remnant ChurchRespond To the Emergency Food Needs of the Hungry and Working To Reduce the Incidence of Hunger$0
...and 80 more grants made totalling $0

Who funds Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Feeding AmericaFight Hunger$739,637
Otto Bremer Trust (OBT)General Operations$100,000
The Chicago Community TrustTo Support Produce Expansion for Farm To Food Bank.$100,000
...and 54 more grants received totalling $1,730,200

Personnel at MFBN

Gayle CarlsonChief Executive Officer$128,005
Brent WeisgramVice President and Chief Operations Officer
Brent WeisgramvicePresident and Chief Operations Officer
Clark TowerChief Financial Officer$74,280
Lorianne BurhopChief Policy Officer
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for MFBN

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$31,813,178
Program services$3,413,939
Investment income and dividends$57,434
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$83,303
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$19,356
Total revenues$35,387,210

Form 990s for MFBN

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062023-10-30990View PDF
2022-062022-12-05990View PDF
2021-062021-10-05990View PDF
2020-062021-02-19990View PDF
2019-062019-11-22990View PDF
...and 11 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 21, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
January 21, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from Otto Bremer Trust (OBT)
August 2, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 15 new personnel
July 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 37 new grant, including a grant for $739,637 from Feeding America
Nonprofit Types
Food banksFood and nutrition programsCharities
Human servicesFood and nutritionHunger
Political advocacyProvides grantsFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
5625 Expy
Missoula, MT 59808
Metro area
Missoula, MT
Missoula County, MT
Website URL
(406) 721-3825
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
K31: Food Banks, Food Pantries
NAICS code, primary
624210: Community Food Services
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