Food Programming in Libraries

The Montana State Library is working with Rebecca Antill, a food literacy consultant from South Carolina, to help Montana libraries design, plan, and implement food programming in their communities. Our desired outcomes for this project are:

Libraries learn about different kinds of food programming in libraries and consider what format might be best fit for their community
Libraries form partnerships with other organizations working in this field
Libraries identify areas of food education need in their community
Libraries create a plan for implementing food programming services 

For any library who is interested in learning more about food programming, we encourage you to check out the Food Programming in Libraries: An Introduction webinar from May 22nd, 2023 that Rebecca Antill presented. There is a recording available, but please email Bobbi deMontigny directly for the link.
From October 2023 until early spring 2024, MSL will be working with Rebecca Antill to hold a small cohort focused on food programming in libraries. We are looking for 5 - 6 libraries to work closely over the course of 6 months to undergo more focused training with Rebecca, do research into their communities, and create an implementation plan for food programming at their libraries. This training is free for Montana libraries, but will require significant time commitments. Please contact Bobbi deMontigny for more details.