A wide disparity exists among Missouri’s counties in the people eligible for food stamps who are getting them. A special task force of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare finds 80 of Missouri’s 114 counties are below average in the number of people eligible for food stamps who’re actually getting them. The Association’s Peter DeSimone can’t find a pattern in the study either. Some of the state’s counties are above average, others are below. The lowest is Nodaway County. Only 21% of eligible recipients are getting food stamps there.