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News from the Governor of Montana’s office

HELENA – The 2018-19 Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council convened at the Capitol on Friday, Nov. 30, to discuss ways to address childhood hunger, the Governor’s Office of Community Service announced..

The 20 members represent middle and high schools in 19 different communities across Montana, from Billings and Bozeman to Trout Creek and Nashua. They met with First Lady Bullock to learn about food insecurity in Montana, and begin planning projects to address the issue.

“Childhood hunger is an important issue for my husband and me. Too many Montanans experience it firsthand,” First Lady Lisa Bullock said. “It’s inspiring to see young people like these students take the initiative to fight childhood hunger and ensure that kids in Montana get the food that they need to be healthy, happy, and successful.”

Now in its fifth year, the Youth Leadership Council convened at the Capitol and culminated in projects addressing childhood hunger during Fight Childhood Hunger Week next April 8-14, 2019. Past projects have included “Fill the Freezer” campaigns, food drives, educational programs, and mobile applications.

2018-2019 Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council members from our area include:

Taylor Olsen a 12th grade student in Charlo and Elaina Keast an eighth grade student in St. Ignatius.

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