Building Community-Based Food Systems to Enhance Food Security in Missouri

A Joint Project of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center and the University of Missouri

The Kellogg Foundations provided funding to University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Rural Crisis Center to build community food systems in Missouri. Over the course of the project (2004-2008), our purpose was to nurture and expand the emerging community-based agriculture and food system in Missouri by coordinating a network of farmers, processors, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, restaurants and consumers in Kansas City, Mid-Missouri and St. Louis.

The intended outcomes of this project were: