About Hunger

Feed Your Mind

In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 8 people in the St. Louis area, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. It’s time to educate ourselves about hunger and how each of us can fight it.  The more you know, the more you can help.


Hunger in America

Hunger in America 2010 is the largest, most comprehensive study of domestic emergency food assistance ever conducted. The study gives an in-depth look at the national epidemic of hunger along with a view of who receives help locally.

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Children and Hunger

The implications of food insecurity for children are enormous. Food is a critical component to a healthy life. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation.

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Hunger Facts & Stats

Hunger is a complicated issue. We’ve researched and compiled more information on who is living in poverty in each of the 26 counties that we serve (14 in Missouri and 12 in Illinois) and how we're putting food on their tables.
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