Missouri has the second highest rate of “very low” food security and is ranked sixth in the nation for food insecurity.

More than 122,000 people are living at or below the poverty line in the 32 counties that The Food Bank serves in central and northeast Missouri.

More than 58,000 children in central and northeast Missouri financially qualify for free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch at school.

Central and Northeast Missouri County Statistics:

Adair, Audrain, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Chariton, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Maries, Marion, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan