More than 220 pounds of food has been distributed to more than a dozen needy families since March 12, and a new pantry is stocked to help more. The Lewis & Clark Teen Pantry is the brainchild of eighth-graders Paloma and Sophia Whitaker.
Ginny Mermel knew she would see demand increase as the school year wore on, but she didn't expect this.
A program to feed hungry teens in Billings public schools has doubled in size in its first five months.
For Sue Stahley, the food pantry now running at West High is a game changer.
Fresh fruits, whole grains and green, leafy vegetables have long been a staple of lunch menus at Billings School District 2. So, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to update nutrition standards for school lunch programs, it wasn't met with much anxiety.
Low-fat milk and fresh fruit are routine choices available through the lunch program in Billings School District 2.
Fresh fruit and vegetables have long been staples of the daily lunch menu in Billings School District 2.
School lunch choices at Castle Rock Middle School in Billings School District 2 include a fresh Caesar salad and fruit.
Kristie Lewis makes a sandwich for a student at Castle Rock Middle School. The made-to-order sandwich offers students the option of choosing whole-grain breads and lots of fresh vegetables.
With the close of the school year just a month away, a coalition of Yellowstone County social-service organizations is scrambling to find new ways to make sure schoolchildren and their families have access to food during the summer.