Cooking for Wellness

“To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.” The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones, free of charge. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops […]

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River City Harvest

Posted on August 14, 2017 In 2008, Deb Oleynik and Amy Grisak, a freelance writer on gardening subjects, approached Cascade county Extension Service agent Wes Crouch about starting a community garden in Great Falls to provide a gardening location for those without an ideal growing area at home.  Theresa Kiss joined them shortly there after. […]

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The KidsPack Program

HRDC believes nobody should go to bed hungry. The Healthy KidsPack Program strives to alleviate childhood hunger by providing nutritionally balanced, kid-friendly foods to area elementary students every Friday during the school year. Healthy KidsPack is offered and accessible to every elementary school student regardless of income.  Providing this resource ensures that all kids have […]

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2017 Summer Lunch Program

The Community Cafe believes summer should be a stress-free time for parents and kids and want their Summer Meal Program to help. The Summer Meals Program is available all summer long, Monday thru Friday from 12pm-1pm! The lunch program is open to ALL kids and teens 18 and under. Free, healthy meals are available at meal sites across […]

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Livingston Community Garden

The Livingston Food Resource Center (LFRC) started the Community Garden in the summer of 2010 to provide a gathering place where local people can grow fresh produce for themselves and their families. Through collaboration with other Livingston service agencies, garden space is made available to Counterpoint, L’Esprit, the Girl Scouts, families, and individuals so that […]

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River Valley Farmer’s Market

The River Valley Farmer’s Market has brought locally grown fruits and vegetables to downtown Hardin for the past two summers.  The weekly evening Market also features other local food items, craftspeople, musical talent, health resources, community services/organizations, and fun activities for children. The Healthy Hardin Community Development Coalition sponsored the first River Valley Farmers Market […]

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Roundup Backpack Program

Because one in five Montana children are food insecure, Roundup Backpack Program was started in 2013 to provide food during the weekends for children in need.  The Roundup Backpack Program is a health and wellness program that provides non-perishable bags of food on Friday to sustain the child for the weekend. The program is currently serving approximately 40 […]

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Helena Community Gardens

Mission: Helena Community Gardens builds gardens, provides the tools and knowledge to grow food, and increases access to healthy and affordable food. About Helena Community Gardens (HCG): HCG provides garden plots to residents of the city of Helena (population about 30,00) and the surrounding community (metro population est. 77,000).  HCG has relationships with a wide […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Richland County Backpack Program

The Boys & Girls Club of Richland County Backpack Program supplies up to 75 backpacks filled with kid friendly, healthy meals and snacks for kids in need on a weekly basis during the school year. The project provides food backpacks for elementary children in need. They piloted a program last year with approximately 30 elementary students […]

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Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Wellness Program

The Fort Peck Tribes have taken the lead to promote the health of their people. In 2003, they created the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HP/DP) Wellness Program, a tribally operated, locally controlled initiative whose mission is to restore the traditional values of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes and help their communities return to a healthier lifestyle. The program […]

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The Healthy Teton County Coalition

  The Healthy Teton County Coalition began in October 2013, when several concerned community members got together and brainstormed how business, organizations, and individuals living and working in Teton County could get together and advocate for healthier lifestyles. There are already a good number of resources available in Teton County that promote healthy living, and […]

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Edible Schoolyard Project Boulder, MT

Boulder Elementary School October is farm to school month which recognizes the importance of having fresh fruits and vegetables and, in turn, supporting local farms.  The aim of The Edible Schoolyard Project is to use outdoor and greenhouse agricultural gardening for the classroom and community as a means for education. In school, cross-curricular education as well as adult education can offer local […]

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