Over one million Missourians, including almost 300,000 children are living in households experiencing food insecurity.
Food insecure households are more likely to be malnourished, subsisting on inexpensive, calorie-rich foods that do not supply the nutrition necessary for healthy, active lives. This undesirable diet can lead to:
- increased risk for chronic health conditions (high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity)
- poor educational outcomes
- decreased productivity
Healthy bodies and minds at every age require nutritious meals to thrive. At Feeding Missouri, we are working with our network of food banks and agencies to ensure Missourians in every county of our state have access to the food they need to live healthy lives.
Produce Promise is a commitment to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables distributed by Missouri food banks. This produce will help low-income Missouri families get the nutrition they need to maintain good physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity.
Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, your gift today will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $75,000), and 100% of your gift goes to buying and distributing fruit and vegetables through our food bank network.
Just $1 equals 7lbs of fresh produce for a struggling Missouri family.