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Hunger Studies

Map the Meal Gap LogoMap the Meal Gap
Map the Meal Gap is study compiled by Feeding America takes a look at hunger at the local community level. You can view information for overall food inscurity rates and child food insecurity rates.

Hunger in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas
Learn more about what hunger looks like in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.

The Missouri Hunger Atlas
The Missouri Hunger Atlas, compiled by the University of Missouri, assesses the extent of food insecurity in Missouri. It also begins to gauge how well public programs are doing in meeting the needs of those who have difficulty acquiring sufficient amounts and qualities of food.

Household Food Security in the U.S. Study
The Household Food Security Study is annually complied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service.

Hunger Study 2010
The Hunger Study is the largest study of domestic hunger, providing comprehensive and statistically-valid data on our emergency food distribution system and the people Feeding America serves. Hunger in America 2010 is extremely detailed, drawing on data from more than 61,000 interviews with clients and surveys of 37,000 feeding agencies. The report shows that hunger is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States, and our network is expanding its reach in response.

Hunger in America
Hunger in America 2014 is the most comprehensive study of domestic hunger ever undertaken. The study was sponsored by Feeding America nationally and in Missouri by the food banks of the MFBA. The result is a thorough examination of Americans who seek emergency food assistance, including the most comprehensive look at hunger in Missouri.