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Arkansas' child hunger among highest in nation 

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The national non-profit Feeding America, with support from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and The Nielsen Company, recently released an interactive map of food insecurity — a lack of or limited access to adequate nutrition — across the country.

Arkansas last year had the highest hunger in the nation among children under 18, according to Feeding America. This year, though the percentage of hungry children has grown — from 24.4 percent last year to 28.6 percent this year — in Arkansas, other states have outpaced that rate, leaving Arkansas the third highest behind Oregon and Arizona (and the District of Columbia).

The interactive map is available at feedingamerica.org/mapthegap.

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