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Missouri Hunger Atlas

New 2016 Edition Now Available

The Missouri Hunger Atlas – now in its 4th edition – visually engages readers to better understand hunger in Missouri. Through a series of indicator maps and tables, the Atlas details the extent of food insecurity in all 114 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis. The Atlas also assesses the performance of a host of public and private programs intended to help people struggling with hunger.

Key features of the Missouri Hunger Atlas

  • County Tables for each county in Missouri (including the city of St. Louis) that measure rates of both food insecurity and program performance.
  • State Maps that graphically illustrate patterns of food insecurity and program performance across the state.
  • County Rankings, Comparisons, and Trends which rank counties based on need and performance measures, compare  county measures with state averages, and indicate the trend for particular measures over time.

Download the Atlas

The Missouri Hunger Atlas 2016 may be downloaded in whole or part for free.

Full Report with County Profiles

Report Introduction (without County Profiles) – includes background information, descriptions of indicators, state maps for many important indicators, county comparisons, and concluding remarks

Individual county profiles may be accessed by clicking on the county name included on the map or list below.

 

Adair County
Andrew County
Atchison County
Audrain County
Barry County
Barton County
Bates County
Benton County
Bollinger County
Boone County
Buchanan County
Butler County
Caldwell County
Callaway County
Camden County
Cape Girardeau County
Carroll County
Carter County
Cass County
Cedar County
Chariton County
Christian County
Clark County
Clay County
Clinton County
Cole County
Cooper County
Crawford County
Dade County
Dallas County
Daviess County
DeKalb County
Dent County
Douglas County
Dunklin County
Franklin County
Gasconade County
Gentry County
Greene County
Grundy County
Harrison County
Henry County
Hickory County
Holt County
Howard County
Howell County
Iron County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Johnson County
Knox County
Laclede County
Lafayette County
Lawrence County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Linn County
Livingston County
McDonald County
Macon County
Madison County
Maries County
Marion County
Mercer County
Miller County
Mississippi County
Moniteau County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
New Madrid County
Newton County
Nodaway County
Oregon County
Osage County
Ozark County
Pemiscot County
Perry County
Pettis County
Phelps County
Pike County
Platte County
Polk County
Pulaski County
Putnam County
Ralls County
Randolph County
Ray County
Reynolds County
Ripley County
St. Charles County
St. Clair County
St. Francois County
Ste. Genevieve County
St. Louis County
Saline County
Schuyler County
Scotland County
Scott County
Shannon County
Shelby County
Stoddard County
Stone County
Sullivan County
Taney County
Texas County
Vernon County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Webster County
Worth County
Wright County
St. Louis City

The Missouri Hunger Atlas 2016 is a publication of the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security at the University of Missouri. Authors include Anne Cafer, Darren Chapman, Kathlee Freeman, and Sandy Rikoon. For more information contact Dr. Sandy Rikoon, RikoonSandy@missouri.edu, 573-882-0861.

Previous Editions of the Missouri Hunger Atlas

Missouri Hunger Atlas 2013 PDF
Missouri Hunger Atlas 2010 PDF
Kansas City Hunger Atlas 2010 PDF
Saint Louis Hunger Atlas 2010 PDF
Missouri Hunger Atlas 2008 PDF

Related

A Hungrier Missouri: Hunger Atlas shows food insecurity continues to worsen (CAFNR News, 2013)
Food Insecurity Continues to Grow, MU Researchers Find (MU News Bureau, 2013)
Missouri’s hunger rates on the rise, atlas provides comprehensive data on the problem (KBIA, 2013)

Our Team

Darren Chapman
Ph.D. student, Rural Sociology
B.A., Psychology, Missouri Southern State University
Darren’s interests center on food security, healthy food access, social inequalities, health disparities, and emergency food systems. He is involved with community and learning gardens, while also working with Grow Well Missouri to increase access to healthy food options for food pantry users.

 

 

kathlee Kathlee Freeman
Masters student, Rural Sociology (with GIS Certificate)
Kathlee’s research focus includes technology use and adoption. Before returning to graduate school, she worked with a variety of nonprofits conducting research, writing grants, managing and developing programs and overseeing communications.

 

 

 

Matt Foulkes
Associate Professor, Geography
Ph.D., Geography, University of Illinois
Dr. Foulkes’s interests include migration patterns and behaviors of the rural poor, ethnographic approaches to population geography, the geography of food insecurity, affordable housing and manufactured housing communities, and environmental knowledge transfer in the exurbs. His recent research projects include an analysis of large scale Hispanic migration in the U.S., poverty migration in Illinois, and studies of highly mobile, poor, rural communities.

 

Colleen Heflin
Associate Professor, Truman School of Public Affairs
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan
Dr. Heflin’s research centers on understanding the causes and consequences of material hardship. In particular, her research focuses on understanding the survival strategies employed by low-income households to make ends meet, the implications of using these strategies for individual and household well-being, and how public policies influence well-being.

 

 

Joan HermsenJoan Hermsen
Associate Professor, Sociology
Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Maryland
Dr. Hermsen’s research focuses primarily on gender inequality in the labor market. In particular, recent research topics include differences in work-related travel, the use of flextime, occupational gender segregation, the gender wage gap, and the glass ceiling. Joan also co-directs a study on sexual assault and is chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Missouri.

 

Bill McKelvey
Project Coordinator, Grow Well Missouri
M.S., Rural Sociology, University of Missouri
Bill McKelvey’s interests and experience center on building and strengthening community food systems. He has been involved in community gardening, youth gardening, farm to school, and direct marketing projects and worked for a number of years with University of Missouri Extension. His current work with Grow Well Missouri is broadly focused on improving access to healthy foods for families who use food pantries.

 

Nikki Raedeke
Assistant Teaching Professor and
Director of Dietetics, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
RD and Ph.D., Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri
Dr. Raedeke’s research interests focus on nutritional needs and food security among low-income adults. She directs the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and is active with the Missouri Dietetic Association and its central Missouri Chapter.

 

 

Sandy Rikoon
Curators Distinguished Professor, Rural Sociology
Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security
Ph.D., Sociology and American Studies, Indiana University
Dr. Rikoon led the effort to establish the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security in 2004, the first center of its kind nationally to combine research, training, and outreach.  His research interests include environmental sociology, political ecology, food security, and ethnicity. He has been involved in sustainable agriculture outreach and education activities as well.

 

Jennifer Schnell
Assistant Teaching Professor, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri
RD and M.S., Nutrition Sciences, University of Missouri
Jennifer Schnell’s primary interest is nutrition education and the impact of nutrition on chronic disease. Her current work centers on coordinating nutrition education at food pantries and providing recipes based on common pantry foods. Jennifer also works as a clinical instructor for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, University of Missouri.