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Hunger Facts & Findings

  • 20.5% of residents of the 31-county Mid-South area are food insecure
  • That is 418,000 people
  • 27% live above the poverty line and are not eligible for federal nutrition programs like food stamps
  • 23.4% of Mid-South children are food insecure
  • That is 122,870 children who do not know if they will eat today
Source: Feeding America Map the Meal Gap