The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area, with our partners the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center and the Missoula Public Library, set out with a big idea. With our shared vision of inclusion, access, and closing the opportunity gap for children in our community, we planned to create a one-of-a-kind learning center, located at the food bank, where children and families from all backgrounds could learn, play, read, and eat together. Read our success story here.

–Jessie Herbert-Meny, director, spectrUM Discovery Area, Missoula, Montana

Members of the spectrUM Discovery Area, Missoula Public Library, and Missoula Food Bank & Community Center gather for one of their biweekly meetings at Empower Place. Photo by Nathalie Wolfram

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