hunger http://kbia.org en Hunger is on the rise in Missouri even as Congress cuts assistance programs http://kbia.org/post/hunger-rise-missouri-even-congress-cuts-assistance-programs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri already has one of the highest rates of </span><a href="http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-studies/map-the-meal-gap.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">food insecurity in the country</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and one of the lowest rates of assistance available to families, according to Sandy </span>Rikoon<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, director of the </span><a href="http://foodsecurity.missouri.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Upcoming cuts in to benefits could have an unusually harmful effect on Missouri residents living below the poverty line.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:50:47 +0000 Kate Grumke 41965 at http://kbia.org Hunger is on the rise in Missouri even as Congress cuts assistance programs Report says hunger on the rise in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/report-says-hunger-rise-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report from the University of Missouri says the number of people worrying about not having enough&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">food is on the rise.</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:36:34 +0000 Associated Press 40271 at http://kbia.org Report says hunger on the rise in Missouri Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise http://kbia.org/post/number-missouri-households-going-hungry-rise A report released Wednesday by the <a href="http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome">U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)</a> shows the number of Missouri households threatened by hunger has grown over the past three years.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the national average shows 14.7 percent of American homes had low or very low food security between 2010 and 2012, Missouri's average is 16.7 percent, or about one out of six households. &#160;That's up from 15 percent during the 2007-2009 survey period. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:56:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 40016 at http://kbia.org Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise Hunters could help fight hunger http://kbia.org/post/hunters-could-help-fight-hunger <p>Missouri hunters can fight hunger this hunting season. The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri sponsor the <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/deer/share-harvest" target="_blank">Share the Harvest</a> program, which helps fight hunger by allowing hunters to donate their deer meat to approved meat processors. The meat is then distributed to several food banks and local food pantries and given to those in need.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:55:16 +0000 Meredith Albair 23589 at http://kbia.org Hunters could help fight hunger Service organizations cash in during Homecoming festivities http://kbia.org/post/service-organizations-cash-during-homecoming-festivities <p>At MU, the annual Homecoming festivities include several service events as a part of the tradition. This year, the service organization Tigers Taming Hunger reports donations are exceeding expectations.</p><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:09:52 +0000 Kelsey Kerwin 23062 at http://kbia.org Service organizations cash in during Homecoming festivities MU symposium sparks conversation on "food justice" http://kbia.org/post/mu-symposium-sparks-conversation-food-justice <p>Researchers and advocates focused on hunger will gather at the University of Missouri today for a national symposium.</p><p>Symposium participants call it "food justice" - the ability to have access to food security through non-emergency sources, and that was the main topic at Wednesday night's kickoff event for the symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences and Policies.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:16:19 +0000 Ninh Pham 23027 at http://kbia.org MU symposium sparks conversation on "food justice"