New Study: One in Five Kids Are Hungry on the High Plains

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It’s getting better, but, the food insecurity rate in the Texas Panhandle is still very high.
 
The high plains food bank released it’s annual “map the meal gap” findings, today.
 
Food insecurity is defined as someone not having reliable access to nutritional food to live a healthy lifestyle.
 
Here in the panhandle, one in seven people are considered food insecure– including one-out-of-every four children.
 
Other findings from the report: more than 73,000 people in the panhandle are food insecure. 
 
More than 32-thousand of those are children. 
 
Seven of our 29-counties have it much worse with food insecurity rates topping 17%.
 
And five of the highest food insecurity counties are along the highway 287 corridor.

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