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June 13, 2013Nodaway County, MO |  By: Marsh

Second Harvest/Map the Gap

A recent study by Feeding America revealed a decrease in food insecurity in the Second Harvest Community Food Bank service area.

The study "Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2013" revealed a 1.8 percent decrease in child food insecurity in the 19-county area served by Second Harvest. In the service area, food insecurity varies between counties, from a low of 15 point 9 percent in Andrew County, to a high of 27 percent in Brown county. The study revealed that 20 point 3 percent, or 880 children in Nodaway County, are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active and healthy life. Chief Operating Officer with Second Harvest, Tamara Grubb, says there still is work to be done to lower the number of children who are food insecure in the region.

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Grubb says Second Harvest Community Food Bank provides several services and programs designed to decrease food insecurity in the region.