While the holidays mean an abundance of food for many of us, a rising percentage of Missourians worry about whether they’ll have enough food.
Based on 2010 data, 837,056 Missourians are not sure whether they will have sufficient food for the month.
Of those residents, 343,253 will likely skip meals or serve smaller portions to stretch food.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture calls these measures of “food insecurity” and “very low food insecurity.”
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