JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KSDK) - A new survey shows 18.2 percent of Missouri households do not have enough money to buy enough food.
The study was conducted by the Food and Research Action Center and surveyed families about their ability to purchase food over the last 12 months. It breaks down the ability to afford food for every region, every state, every congressional district, and the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSA).
Mississippi had the highest food hardship rate at 24.6 percent. North Dakota had the lowest at 10.9 percent.
In Missouri, the Kansas City MSA had a hardship rate of 15 percent, and the St. Louis MSA had a hardship rate at 15.3 percent.
Missouri's rate was higher than the regional average of 17 percent.
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