Every day, 80,000 Montana public school students eat school lunch. In 2012-2013, Montana’s public K-12 schools spent $25 million on foodservices. Our schools provide a unique platform for supporting Montana agriculture while also engaging students in educational activities about the importance of healthy, local food. Read our Montana Farm to School Factsheet and learn more about the benefits of Farm to School programs and how Montana can prioritize and expand our state’s related efforts.
More information about our state’s local food system can be found on our
Grow Montana Food System Fact Sheet as well.
Find other Montana food system facts on our Quick Facts and Resources page.