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McLean County Farm Bureau ‘Meats’ Local Needs

McLean County farmers helped raise $1,130 to purchase meat for Midwest Food Bank with a donation drive at Hy-Vee March 10-26. The drive generated $630 in donations from community members and McLean County Farm Bureau contributed a $500 match. Midwest Food Bank supplies food to 70 agencies in McLean County, but currently has only enough… read more

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FOOD PANTRIES SPRING UP ON CAMPUSES

More than 200 colleges are opening free pantries, where students in need can stock up on groceries and basic supplies. The pantries, started cropping up on campuses in large numbers after the recession began in 2007 and are helping students wrestle with sharp tuition increases.

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HUNGER RISK

North Dakota’s oil and gas production boom has boosted incomes and, according to a government report today, left the state with the lowest percentage (8.7%) of households struggling to afford food. Arkansas has the highest percentage at 21

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