Thanksgiving brings awareness of food insecurity in Mississippi

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  • 1 in 5 Mississippians can’t afford to eat regularly
  • 1 in 4 Mississippi children go to bed hungry each night
  • More than half of Mississippi seniors don’t have enough to eat

Mississippi has been rated the hungriest state in the nation for nearly a decade, with more than 1 in 5 Mississippians — more than 600,000 people — struggling with food insecurity, meaning some people do not always have the money to buy enough food for themselves and their families each month.

The hunger rate for children is higher, with 1 in 4 Mississippi children going to bed hungry most nights. Elderly Mississippians…

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