"Guest opinion: Don't take food stamps off the table," Jackie Semmens, Opinion, Billings Gazette, June 30, 2013.
"For the one in seven Montanans who have trouble keeping food on the table, this summer bounty is a dream, not a reality. A staggering one-third of Montanans are at risk of food insecurity. In rural parts of the state where jobs are hard to come by and incomes are not enough to cover basic needs, inability to afford enough groceries is even more common. In a state that prides itself on our agricultural bounty, no one should be going hungry."
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