Hunger in the Heartland: Hunger and Food Insecurity Among Kansas Households

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Jan 01, 2004


Barbara J. LaClair, M.H.A.,

Mark Berry, B.S.


Each year, about 105,000 households in Kansas struggle to obtain enough food to feed their families, and 38,000 households have at least one member who goes hungry. This report outlines the problem of hunger and food insecurity in Kansas and describes characteristics of those at highest risk.

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