Operation Food Search http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Initiatives At St. Louis County Library As Building Plan Moves Forward Despite Controversy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-initiatives-st-louis-county-library-building-plan-moves-forward-despite-controversy <p></p><p>In 2012 St. Louis County voters approved a $.06 tax increase to fund a<a href="http://www.slcl.org/your-library-renewed"> capital improvement plan</a> for the St. Louis County Library. As Phase I of the project gets underway, the library’s new director Kristen Sorth was Don Marsh’s guest on <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> to discuss the project and new initiatives at the library.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 03:37:45 +0000 Mary Edwards 36053 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Initiatives At St. Louis County Library As Building Plan Moves Forward Despite Controversy Hunger Is On The Rise In Missouri. How Can We Reverse The Trend? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hunger-rise-missouri-how-can-we-reverse-trend <p>According to a <a href="http://foodsecurity.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Missouri-Hunger-Atlas-2013-Full-Report_UR.pdf" target="_top">report released in September</a> by the University of Missouri-Columbia, the percent of people who have inadequate access to food rose more in Missouri than in any other state in the nation from 2000 to 2010.</p><p>Approximately 1.3 million Missourians are currently classified as &quot;food insecure.&quot; About 400,000 Missourians experience hunger.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:51:15 +0000 Camille Phillips 30679 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hunger Is On The Rise In Missouri. How Can We Reverse The Trend? Food Insecurity Prevalent In St. Louis, Throughout The Country http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/food-insecurity-prevalent-st-louis-throughout-country <p>The number of people who do not have enough food in the United States is a serious problem.</p><p><a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/884525/err141.pdf">Information from the United States Department of Agriculture</a> in 2011 shows:</p><ul><li>50.1 million people in the United States live in food insecure households</li><li>33.5 million are adults</li><li>16.7 million are children</li><li>14.9% of all U.S. households are food insecure</li></ul><p>Host Don Marsh talked with guests about the food crisis nationally as well as locally.</p><p>His guests were:</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:42:24 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 9762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Food Insecurity Prevalent In St. Louis, Throughout The Country