12:50 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Hunger is on the rise in Missouri even as Congress cuts assistance programs

SNAP is a program that provides financial assistance to low-income people for purchasing food
Credit USDA

Missouri already has one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the country, and one of the lowest rates of assistance available to families, according to Sandy Rikoon, director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security. Upcoming cuts in to benefits could have an unusually harmful effect on Missouri residents living below the poverty line.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:36 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Report says hunger on the rise in Missouri

Credit Photo by Boris Mann (bmann) /

A report from the University of Missouri says the number of people worrying about not having enough 

  food is on the rise.

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8:56 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise

Tim Lloyd/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 4:14 pm

A report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows the number of Missouri households threatened by hunger has grown over the past three years.

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1:55 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hunters could help fight hunger

Missouri hunters can fight hunger this hunting season. The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri sponsor the Share the Harvest 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.

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5:09 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Service organizations cash in during Homecoming festivities

File Photo KBIA

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.

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11:16 am
Thu October 18, 2012

MU symposium sparks conversation on "food justice"

The "soy chicken" product designed by University of Missouri food scientists, front, looks a lot like real chicken, back. (Jeremy Bernfeld/Harvest Public Media)

Researchers and advocates focused on hunger will gather at the University of Missouri today for a national symposium.

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.

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