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March 25, 2011ST. JOSEPH |  By: Farwell

Food Funding

A new study shows the needed budget to feed families in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri.

21.1 million dollars is the price tag that comes with feeding 19 counties in our region. The study conducted by the Nielsen Company estimates that there are more than 52,000 residents in the region who have insecure food supplies. Executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank in St. Joseph David Davenport says with rising fuel and food costs doesn't make the task of feeding the hungry easy. Davenport also says for those who can help with food, monetary or time donation is greatly appreciated. Statewide data on the study can be viewed at