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Hunger Facts & Findings

  • 20.6% of residents of the 31-county Mid-South Food Bank service area are food insecure
  • That is 423,000 people
  • 28% live above the poverty line and are not eligible for federal nutrition programs like food stamps
  • 24.1% of Mid-South children are food insecure
  • That is 124,840 children who do not know if they will eat today
Source: Feeding America Map the Meal Gap