New study shows food insecurity is highest in Jackson and Wyandotte counties

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --One in seven people across the country still struggle with hunger, according to a new study from Feeding America.

The hunger study called "Map the Meal Gap"revealed that every county in the U.S., has what they called food insecurity, which means they lack access to nutritious food.

Harvesters Food Bank serves 26 counties on both sides of the state line.

What the numbers show for Harvesters is that food insecurity is the highest in Jackson and Wyandotte counties. The study shows that one in five children is at-risk and that senior citizens continue to struggle with access to nutritious food on a consistent basis. Less than 50-percent of those at-risk people within the Harvesters region actually qualify for federal nutrition programs such as WIC or reduced-price school meals.

Click here to read more from the study.