JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On Dec. 30, the Missouri Department of Agriculture awarded funds to 12 projects that aim to address food insecurity in Missouri. Through the Food Desert Agriculture Matching Grant Program, the Department’s Missouri Grown program will fund projects that address food insecurity within food deserts in rural and urban areas throughout the state. Food insecurity is an issue facing citizens all across Missouri, including one in every five children.
The competitive grant program will fund projects that increase food production and availability within a food insecure area; demonstrate growth of local economic communities; increase local economic impact; increase availability of food to local residents; or enhance already established areas within a community and provide assistance to the community. Projects must be complete by May 1, 2020.
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— Missouri Department of Agriculture
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