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Aug. 25, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Food Study

A national study on hunger just released mirrors what is happening in northwest Missouri and north east Kansas.

The report by "Feeding America" shows hunger is growing and in Missouri along a quarter of all children are considered "Food Insecure" or having off and on access to food. David Davenport is director of the Second Harvest Community Food Bank based in St. Joseph and serving a 19 county area. He says with the growing economic downturn, families are facing choices.

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Davenport says reviewing Second Harvest's fiscal year that just ended, they distributed nearly a million pounds of food more than any other year across our region.