Missouri is ranked seventh in the nation for food insecurity and has the fifth highest rate of child food insecurity.

More than 118,000 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 56,000 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