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Help On The Rise at Missouri Food Banks

An estimated 728-thousand Missouri residents received help from emergency food banks last year.  That’s one of the key findings of a recently released survey by Feeding America and the Missouri Food Bank Association.  The study finds that about 139-thousand people are receiving food aid in any given week.  And children younger than 18 comprise about 39% of the members of households receiving aid.  The Missouri figures are based on written questionnaires and in-person interviews with food aid recipients as part of a national survey.  Missouri Food Bank Association Director Scott Baker says it shows that hunger is an increasingly persistent problem in Missouri.

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