Missouri Program Brings Fresh Food to Regional Pantries, One Seed Pack at a Time by @Seedstock

Missouri Program Brings Fresh Food to Regional Pantries, One Seed Pack at a Time by @Seedstock

Grow Well Missouri has taken a simple concept – distributing seeds to people who visit a local food pantry – and started a mini-fresh food revolution. The program originated from the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security at the University of Missouri, Bill McKelvey, Grow Well Missouri project coordinator, says. The program had its “soft opening” after a research group surveyed food pantry clients and discovered some interesting data. One of the research questions asked pantry clients where else they got food. “Forty percent of people in a survey that included about 1,200 people who use food pantries in the central northeast Missouri region said they got food from a garden,” McKelvey says. “With some grant funding from the USDA, we piloted a project to work with food pantries to try to find ways we could help them improve the nutritional quality of their food.” The mai...

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