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Missouri
Profile of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs
Demographics, Poverty, and Food Insecurity
Population (2018)
Value
Total People
6,126,452
Children (Under Age 18)
1,376,830
Income and Poverty (2018)
Value
Median Household Income
$54,478
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
40
Total People Living In Poverty
786,330
Poverty Rate
13.2%
Rank Among States (Worst to Best)
20
Children (Under Age 18) Living In Poverty
247,209
Child Poverty Rate
18.3%
Rank Among States (Worst to Best)
21
Total People Living Below 185% of Federal Poverty Level
1,701,072
Food Insecurity and Food Hardship
Value
Number of Households that are Food Insecure (2016–2018, 3-year average)
299,280
Percent of Households that are Food Insecure (2016-2018, 3-year average)
12.0%
Number of Households that are Very Low Food Secure (2016–2018, 3-year average)
109,736
Percent of Households that are Very Low Food Secure (2016–2018, 3-year average)
4.4%
Percent of Households Struggling Against Food Hardship (2016-2017, 2-year average)
14.2%
Federal Nutrition Programs
School Breakfast Program (School Year 2017–2018)
Value
Average Daily Student Participation
288,288
Free and Reduced-Price Students
226,474
Paid Students
61,814
Change in Free and Reduced-Price Participation in Last 10 Years
34.1%
Free and Reduced-Price Students Participating in School Breakfast per 100 in School Lunch
60.9
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
15
Additional Free and Reduced-Price Students Served if Reached School Breakfast to Lunch Ratio of 70:100
33,692
Additional Federal Dollars State Would Receive if Participation Ratio Reached 70:100
$9,499,274
Number of Schools Participating
2,302
Schools Offering School Breakfast per 100 Offering School Lunch
93.6
Federal Funding for School Breakfast
$77,251,213
School Breakfast Mandate in State Law (Yes/No)
Yes
National School Lunch Program (School Year 2017–2018)
Value
Average Daily Student Participation
579,655
Free and Reduced-Price Students
371,665
Paid Students
207,990
Number of Schools Participating
2,460
Federal Funding for School Lunch
$211,582,864
Summer Nutrition Participation (July 2018)
Value
Average Daily Summer Nutrition Participation in July
29,343
July Summer Food Service Participation
24,161
July National School Lunch Participation in Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
5,183
Change in Average Daily Summer Nutrition Participation in Last 10 Years
-43.3%
Summer Nutrition Participation as a Ratio to Regular Year Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Participation
8.5
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
44
Additional Low-Income Children Served if Reached Ratio of 40:100
108,470
Additional Federal Dollars State Would Receive if Reached Ratio of 40:100
$8,786,889
Number of Summer Food Service Sponsors
126
Number of Summer Food Service Sites
769
Federal Funding for Summer Food Service Program
$13,514,637
SNAP/Food Stamp Program
Value
Average Monthly Participation (Individuals) (FY 2018)
736,590
Change in Participation in Last 5 Years (FY 2013–FY 2018)
-20.8%
Average Monthly Benefit per Person (FY 2018)
$120
Participation Rate of Eligible Persons (FY 2016)
89.0%
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
20
Participation Rate of Eligible Working Poor (FY 2016)
77.0%
Program Access Index (PAI) - Ratio of SNAP Participants to Low-Income Population (CY 2017)
69.9%
Annual Federal Funding for SNAP/Food Stamps (FY 2018)
$88,444,520
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (FY 2018)
Value
Average Monthly Participation
114,323
Women
29,253
Infants
32,000
Children
53,070
Change in Average Monthly Participation in the last 10 Years (FY 2008–FY 2018)
-20.1%
Federal Funding for WIC
$81,147,717
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) (FY 2018)
Value
Number of Participating Family Child Care Homes
966
Family Child Care Home Average Daily Participation of Children
9,816
Change in Family Child Care Daily Participation in Last 10 Years
-32.5%
Number of Participating Child Care Centers (Includes Head Start)
1,265
Child Care Center Average Daily Participation of Children (Includes Head Start)
71,858
Change in Center Daily Participation in Last 10 Years
57.6%
Federal Funding for CACFP
$58,892,888
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) (FY 2017)
Value
Federal Entitlement Funding
$4,844,319
Federal Bonus Commodity Funding
$5,305,594
Administrative Funding
$1,608,156
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) (FY 2017)
Value
Average Monthly Participation
21,116
Federal Funding for CSFP
$6,064,531
State Economic Security Policies
Minimum Wage (2019)
Value
State Minimum Wage
$8.60
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (2019)
Value
State EITC (Yes/No)
No
Refundable (Yes/No)
N/A
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Value
Average Monthly Participation (FY 2018)
22,235
Adults
4,644
Children
17,590
Maximum TANF Benefit, Single-Parent Family of Three (FY 2018)
$292
Federal and State Funding for Cash Assistance (FY 2017)
$42,341,095