Nearly 13 million kids in the US are food insecure. That number includes hundreds of thousands of Missouri kids here in the nation’s agricultural heartland. In rural Missouri, as many as one in five people face food insecurity. Among children, the numbers are even higher. In parts of Missouri, one in three children face food insecurity on a regular basis.
SEE HOW FOOD INSECURITY AFFECTS YOUR MISSOURI COUNTY
The Drive to Feed Kids successfully launched in 2017 and built collaborative partnerships among non-profit organizations and agriculture businesses who have committed to standing in the gap of food insecurity. In an effort to combat childhood food insecurity, Missouri Farmers Care leveraged the existing food bank distribution networks to deliver kid-friendly meals to youth through backpack programs and in-school food pantries.
IN 2018, MISSOURI AGRICULTURE DONATED:
packed by Missouri FFA members and agricultural volunteers at the Missouri State Fair.
raised for Feeding Missouri to sustain food supply efforts throughout the coming year.
of food donations collected and distributed to the Feeding Missouri food bank network.
packed with nutritious meals by Missouri elected officials for Mid-Missouri students in need.
JOIN THE CAUSE
The Drive to Feed Kids opens a door for every Missourian to make a difference in the fight against childhood hunger. All proceeds will be dedicated to Feeding Missouri's network food banks who work daily to alleviate childhood hunger. Every dollar makes a difference in our Missouri communities. Sponsor a year's supply of backpack meals for a child for $160.