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Local food banks combat hunger issues

September 19, 2013

Patrons enjoy a meal at the Starkville Church of God’s food bank. Many churches in the area have food banks for those in need. (Submitted photo)

Feeding America designated September as Hunger Action Month, but many local churches have food banks available year round for those in need.

According to a Feeding America report, one in every six people goes hungry in the United States. Food insecurity, where a person does not know where their next meal is coming from, is an issue in every state, but Mississippi ranks statistically higher than the other 49. The United States has a national average of 14.7 percent of households with food insecurity whereas Mississippi has a 19.2 percent average of households with the issue.

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