USDA: Missouri Hunger Is On The Rise

Sep 5, 2014
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Food insecurity continues to rise in Missouri and it is exacerbating the hunger crisis in the Show Me State, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Missouri and Tennessee are tied for the second-highest food insecurity growth rate in the nation, after Nevada.

The study showed that 16.9 percent -- or one in six -- Missouri households struggled with hunger last year. The national average for the rate of food insecurity is around 14 percent.