User Login    
 + Register
News : One In Five Rely On Food Pantries In Missouri
Posted by Randy on 2014/8/19 10:31:09 (232 reads) News by the same author

A new study shows one in five people in Missouri, (estimated 1,190,600) rely upon food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families.
Click to see original Image in a new window

The study documents household demographics and the challenges that Missouri food bank clients face. State Director of the Missouri Food Bank association said the study shows how deep the hunger problem runs throughout Missouri. He noted more and more people are relying upon emergency food programs just to make it through the month.

Key Findings of the Hunger in America 2014 Study for Missouri:

An estimated 70 percent of clients in Missouri are White; 20 percent are Black; and 3 percent are Hispanic. An estimated 46 percent of client households report at least one employed person at some point last year.

An estimated 60 percent of partner food programs reported an increase in the volume of clients coming to the program in the past 12 months. Among partner food programs that reportedly turned away clients for any reason in the past 12 months, an estimated 24 percent did so because they ran out of food.

65 percent of clients have had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine/medical care. 69 percent have had to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities. Missouri Food Bank Association is a coalition of six Missouri Food Banks that distributes overĀ 115 million pounds of food each year through a network of more than 15-hundred community feeding programs.
The Hunger in America 2014 survey was conducted using academic research standards.

A summary of the findings is available at www.feedingmissouri.org. The full national report is available on Feeding America's website at Hunger in America 2014.

The Missouri Food Bank Association is a coalition of the six Missouri Food Banks working to provide hunger relief to every county (and St. Louis City) in the state. Collectively, we distribute overĀ 115 million pounds of food each year through a network of more than 1,500 community feeding programs.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/7/31 6:50:00 - Chillicothe To Receive New 79 Room Hotel
2015/7/31 6:40:00 - Rabbit, Poultry And Dairy Show Results From NCM Fair
2015/7/31 4:53:31 - Wheat Yields Good In MU Variety Tests
2015/7/31 4:48:25 - Carthage Couple To Stand Trial In Abuse Of 1-Month-Old Baby
2015/7/31 4:39:49 - Feds: Man's Own Security System Caught Him Dealing Drugs
2015/7/31 4:35:24 - Woman Rushes To Ailing Mom's Side, Leaves 4 Young Children Home Alone
2015/7/31 4:26:49 - Harrison County Man Arrested For Abuse After Child Found On Highway
2015/7/31 4:21:54 - "Exorcism" At Public Park Caught On Camera
2015/7/31 4:18:14 - Woman Accused Of Getting 13-Year-Old Drunk, Raping Him
2015/7/31 4:09:51 - Country Showdown Begins At 7:30 Tonight At NCM Fair
2015/7/31 4:03:01 - Livingston County Sheriff Hires New Deputy
2015/7/31 3:59:24 - Chillicothe Police Department Blotter
2015/7/31 3:57:05 - Chillicothe Police Department To Hold Softball Event
2015/7/30 14:21:48 - Endangered Person Advisory Issued For Missing Princeton Girl
2015/7/30 7:54:33 - Circuit Court In Trenton Sees A Variety Of Cases
2015/7/30 6:46:10 - Northwest Missouri Man Injured In Tuesday Night Accident
2015/7/30 6:40:44 - Two Trenton Residents Injured In Schuyler County Accident
2015/7/30 6:30:00 - Trenton Man Charged With Domestic Assault
2015/7/30 6:26:05 - Iowa Man Injured In Accident South Of Eagleville
2015/7/30 5:58:21 - Swine And Goat Show Results From North Central Missouri Fair
2015/7/30 4:29:28 - Facebook Scam Preyed On Grieving "Angel Mom"
2015/7/30 4:22:43 - Police: Inmate Assaults Missouri Corrections Officers In Escape Attempt
2015/7/30 4:17:44 - Effort Starts To Fight Kansas City's New Minimum Wage Law
2015/7/30 4:12:22 - J. C. Penney Employee: Boss Confronted Her Over Shorts She Bought At Same Store
2015/7/30 4:10:00 - Mother Charged After Toddler Found Unresponsive In Home Filled With Dead And Dying Animals
2015/7/30 3:56:29 - 4 Charged By Police With Burglary At Gallatin
2015/7/29 8:43:48 - Team Farmer Event At North Central Missouri Fair Canceled
2015/7/29 8:39:02 - Gallatin City Council Meets
2015/7/29 8:36:01 - Gallatin Man Arrested On Multiple Counts Of Child Porn
2015/7/29 6:39:38 - Habitat For Humanity To Hold Meeting At Chillicothe



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM