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One in five children in county doesn't have enough food

By Julie Wurth/The News-Gazette -- One in five children in Champaign County doesn't have enough food, and many of them are not eligible for subsidized school lunches or other federal food assistance, hunger experts say.

The numbers come from a "food insecurity" study originally published last spring by Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, and updated recently by Craig Gundersen, associate professor in the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.

Dan Petrella/CU-CitizenAccess -- Canned foods fill the shelves at the Fisher Area Food Pantry.
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