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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 07:42 AM

1 In 6 Missouri Children Go Hungry Every Day, USDA Report Finds

There are hundreds of thousands of Missouri families who donít know where their next meal is coming from.

Despite some progress, the state is still higher than the national average for food insecurity.

A recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture shows Missouri has improved hunger levels throughout the state. Compared to one year ago, levels are down almost one full percentage point. However, 11.7% is the national average of food insecurity, and Missouri sits at 12%.

Jeanette Mott Oxford, executive director of Empower Missouri, wants to see nutritional programs strengthened.


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