1 in 6 children in Missouri are food insecure.
Researchers have found these children are more likely to experience diet-related diseases, academic problems, school tardiness, high aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, mood swings and bullying.
We served over 120,000 meals to students across Missouri last year.
We are working with schools to reverse the harmful effects of food insecurity on students in Missouri. Through a partnership with the USDA, we are able to provide meals to students in their classrooms after the bell. This year, we will serve nearly 1,000,000 meals across Missouri.
Each meal is packed full with the nutrients students need to stay sharp in school. In every meal, students get a healthy serving of fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, dairy and protein.