Sarah Kanter Brown is the producer of YPR’s Field Days and a staff writer for The Prairie Star. A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, Brown has worked at newspapers and magazines nationwide.
After years of declining, Montana’s food insecurity rate is up more than 50 percent. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many as 165,000 people in the state could go hungry this year. That’s an estimated 56,000 more people than before the crisis.
This story is part of a series on lasting ways Montana is adapting to the pandemic. It’s funded in part by the Solutions Journalism Network. The...