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Summer presents unique challenges for Montana's "food insecure"

Summer is almost here and for many Americans that's the time to think about spending a few well-earned days away from work and getting away for an adventure.
     For many though, it's also a time of increased anxiety and stress because it can sometimes be a little more difficult to find that next meal.   

"They knew when the only thing that they had left was that prickly pear jam in the cupboard, they were in dire straits..."

In this feature interview, Edward O'Brien speaks with Gayle Gifford, C.E.O of the Montana Food Bank Network.

The agency serves almost 200 member-organizations with emergency food services. Gifford is a relatively new addition to the Missoula organization, but she's quite well-versed in the field:

O’Brien first landed at Montana Public Radio three decades ago as a news intern while attending the University of Montana School of Journalism. His first career job out of school was covering the 1995 Montana Legislature. When the session wrapped up, O’Brien was fortunate enough to land a full-time position at the station as a general assignment reporter. Feel free to drop him a line at
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