Food Insecure Urban Ag Matching Grants announced – Newstalk KZRG

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that 16 projects will receive funding through the Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grant. The competitive grant program will provide up to $50,000 per project to address food insecurity in urban areas.

“With the increase in urban agriculture operations throughout the state, these funds are incredibly valuable in addressing food insecurity,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “Partnerships like this allow urban citizens the opportunity to consume healthy, safe agriculture products.”

Grant funds may be used to increase food production and availability within an urban area; demonstrate growth of local economic communities; increase local economic impact; increase availability of food to local residents; or enhance already established areas within a community and provide assistance to the community.

The following projects were awarded grant funding in 2022:

  • A Red Circle, St. Louis
  • Better Family Life, Inc. (BFL), St. Louis
  • Community Grocers, Kansas City
  • Global One KC – Staroyce N. Nealy, Kansas City
  • Green Acres Urban Farm & Research Project, Kansas City
  • Joplin Empire Market, Joplin
  • KC Community Gardens, Kansas City
  • Linwood Property Inc. (LPI), Kansas City
  • Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association, Kansas City
  • Propel Kitchens, St. Louis
  • Ramsey Garden at Quinn Chapel A.M.E., Jefferson City
  • Springfield Community Gardens, Springfield
  • Joseph Community Garden, St. Joseph
  • Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church, Kansas City
  • The Fit & Food Connection, St. Louis
  • Urban Harvest STL, St. Louis

More information about the Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grant can be found at Agriculture.Mo.Gov. To learn more about the Missouri Department of Agriculture and other financial assistance, please visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.

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