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Public News Service - MO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: More Missourians than ever are asking for help from the state's food banks, which distributed a record-breaking amount of food in 2013. Photo credit: MFBA

COLUMBIA, Mo. - While unemployment rates are decreasing, the economic recovery still is not trickling down to the dinner table for too many hungry Missourians. Monica Palmer, communications manager, Missouri Food Bank Association, said 2013 was a record-breaking year, with more than 100 million pou

PHOTO: Missourians who have served time for drug offenses say they're being doubly punished by the state's lifetime ban on SNAP benefits, and hope lawmakers will act to repeal it. Photo credit: freestockphotos.com.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers have the chance to join 40 other states in lifting a ban that prevents anyone with a prior felony drug conviction from ever receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, commonly known as food stamps. Johnny Waller Jr. of Kansas City acknowle

PHOTO: Numerous studies have shown the importance of a healthy breakfast for growing minds and bodies, and thanks to the federal School Breakfast Program, more low-income Missouri kids are starting the day ready to learn. Photo credit: M. Shand

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More low-income children in Missouri are starting the school day ready to learn, according to a new report that highlights the progress being made with the federal School Breakfast Program. The Food Research and Action Center's annual scorecard finds that nearly 56 perc

PHOTO: Missouri filmgoers can explore the impact of genetically modified (GMO) foods and talk with the man who has made a documentary about them, at a special screening this week. Photo courtesy Jeremy Seifert.

ST. LOUIS - What's on your plate, and why is it there? Those are some of the questions filmmaker Jeremy Seifert set out to answer in the documentary "GMO, OMG," which opens in Missouri on Friday. Seifert, a father of three young children, said the answer took him around the world - and ultimately,

PHOTO: Clients prepare to move into the newly renovated reStart Inc. shelter, where they will no longer have to move out each morning and line up in hopes of receiving a spot. Photo courtesy of reStart Inc.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For more than 30 years, reStart Inc. has had one mission: to end homelessness in Kansas City. Today, the agency is taking a whole new approach to meeting that goal. It's the end of the line for the homeless men, women and families who use the reStart shelter - the end of standing

PHOTO: Missouri hunters can do their part to help feed the state's hungry by participating in the

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Deer hunters look forward to this time of year, and so do Missouri food pantries, thanks to a collaborative effort which is helping feed the state's needy. According to Larry Yamnitz, Protection Division Chief at the Missouri Department of Conservation, "Share the Harvest" is

PHOTO: Hunger affects people of all ages from all corners of Missouri and it could get worse as supplemental benefits to federal food stamp programs run out this week. Photo courtesy of Harvesters: The Community Food Network.

ST. LOUIS - Right now, one in seven Missouri residents meets the definition of "food insecure," meaning they are unable to consistently afford enough food. That number could go up this week. On Nov. 1, federal food stamp benefits will decrease by $36 per month for a family of four, as additional fun

More than 2 million people get sick from superbugs every year<br />Courtesy of: CDC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - According to the newest and most conservative estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year more than 2 million people in Missouri and around the nation get sick from bacteria that antibiotics can't touch. Those superbugs kill 23,000 people every yea

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