Missouri hunger facts
In this report, health equity is discussed through the examination of Missouri’s food system, including how social determinants of health impact food security and food access, as well as the connection between disparities in health outcomes and an inequitable food system.
Hunger in America 2014 is the most comprehensive study of domestic hunger to date. The study was sponsored by Feeding America nationally and in Missouri by the food banks of Feeding Missouri. The result is a thorough examination of Americans who seek emergency food assistance, including the most comprehensive look at hunger in Missouri.
Feeding America compiled this study, which takes an unprecedented look at hunger at the local community level. It includes statewide data for Missouri, as well as county-by-county data.
The Missouri Hunger Atlas, compiled by the University of Missouri, assesses the extent of food insecurity in Missouri. It also begins to gauge how well public programs are doing in meeting the needs of those who have difficulty acquiring sufficient amounts and qualities of food.