NCAT’s Montana Healthy Food and Communities Initiative


Who are we?

The Montana Healthy Food and Communities Initiative is a program of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).The mission of our program is to foster robust regionally based food systems and healthy living in Montana communities. Through educational activities, research and advocacy, and strong public and private partnerships, we seek to create lasting improvements in the way Montanans grow, buy, and eat food.

What are we working on?

The program is composed of three ongoing projects:

  • FoodCorps Montana: FoodCorps is an AmeriCorps program that helps kids grow up healthy by connecting them to school gardens, nutrition education, and healthy, local food.
  • Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition: Strives to strengthen Montana’s agricultural economy.
  • Farm to Cafeteria Network: Creates resources and trainings to connect food producers with the institutional food market.

Who do we work with?

We partner with various community organizations and schools across the state to make our programs successful.

What kind of success stories do you have?

There are so many! Check out our 2013-2014 report card which highlights many of these success stories. You can find our report card, and more, on our website:

Contact Information

For more information, contact:
Katie Halloran
Local Foods Specialist, National Center for Appropriate Technology
3040 Continental Drive/ Butte MT 59701
Carl Little
Agriculture and Rural Programs Manager



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