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O.D. Etter

O.D. Etter

O.D. Etter lives with his dog Tawney in a trailer in Victor.

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Sandra Gordon

Sandra Gordon

“We thought we had made it,” says Sandra Gordon. “We did it. We went to war. We came home. We had money. I’m not smart enough to say what happened, but it certainly isn’t that way now. What happened when we worked? We worked hard.”

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O.D. Etter

O.D. Etter

Retired minister O.D. Etter examines the contents of a box of food he picked up earlier in the day at the Stevensville Pantry Partners food bank. “You find different ways to cook beans,” says Etter. “Make ’em tasty.”

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O.D. Etter and Pantry Partners volunteer Joanne Charbonneau

O.D. Etter and Pantry Partners volunteer Joanne Charbonneau

O.D. Etter and Pantry Partners volunteer Joanne Charbonneau discuss fresh vegetable options recently at the Stevensville food bank. “I’ve been basically using the program ever since (my car accident) because I was disabled and I hadn’t saved up for my disability,” says Etter. “So it’s been a…

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Margaret Bailey

Margaret Bailey

Margaret Bailey is a retired educator and her husband Don worked construction all his life. Don served two tours in Vietnam and was on one of the last planes out of Saigon in 1972 when the government fell.

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Sandra Gordon

Sandra Gordon

Sandra Gordon, 70, a retired nurse, waits her turn to pick up food at the Stevensville Pantry Partners food bank earlier this month.

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Carol Montague

Carol Montague

Carol Montague, 65, right, and her 85-year-old mother Bernice live together in their home in Alberton. They rely on the Alberton food bank to make ends meet.

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Don and Margaret Bailey

Don and Margaret Bailey

Don and Margaret Bailey live with their four dogs in the home that Don built on Petty Creek south of Alberton. “I think we have $11 in the bank, and we won’t have more until after Christmas,” says Margaret.

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Elderly Hunger

Elderly Hunger

Montana seniors discuss how they increasingly struggle to keep food on the table.

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More Montana seniors rely on food programs to fill cupboards

More Montana seniors rely on food programs to fill cupboards

After O.D. Etter was in a head-on crash, he could no longer work, and money for groceries dwindled.

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Cuts in benefits squeeze food banks

Cuts in benefits squeeze food banks

CASPER, Wyo. — More than 100 new clients lined up at the Joshua’s Warehouse food bank in Casper on Oct. 31.

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'Stuff the Truck' benefits food banks

The Park County Sheriff's Office challenges Park County residents to "Stuff the Truck" with non-perishable food items to benefit local food banks. A Sheriff’s Office pickup truck will be parked in front of Albertson’s in Cody on Saturday, Nov. 9, and Blair’s Market in Powell on Saturday, Nov…

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Food pantries brace for demand because of food stamp cuts

Food pantries brace for demand because of food stamp cuts

With food stamp cuts starting Friday, local food pantries expected demand for their services to increase as poor families begin running out of the money for food earlier than usual.

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Town Pump sets $3M fundraising goal for food banks

HELENA — The Town Pump Charitable Foundation hopes to raise $3 million in its 12th annual fundraising campaign for food banks across Montana.

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Parole for man who stole from Montana food bank

GREAT FALLS — Montana officials have granted parole to a man who has spent 10 years in prison for embezzling $121,000 from the Great Falls Community Food Bank.

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Weekend Sampler: 4 things to do this weekend

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this weekend:

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Boiling crawfish for a cause

Boiling crawfish for a cause

Fortin Culinary Center executive chef Bill Jensen demonstrates the basic techniques of cooking crawfish.

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Weekday Sampler: 5 things to do in Billings this week

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this week:

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Gazette opinion: 60-year Montana tradition: Give Gifts With A Lift

Mental health care has changed tremendously over six decades, particularly in the past 10. One thing that hasn’t changed at Montana State Hospital is a tradition of sharing the spirit of Christmas with patients.

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