The Issue: Food Insecurity in Missouri
More than 200,000 children in Missouri are affected by food insecurity, and 12.9% of the population is either currently or at risk of being food insecure, according to a report by The Missouri Association of Social Welfare. And with nearly 41% of students in the state of Missouri receiving free or reduced-price school lunches, during summer months these children are at greater risk for food insecurity.
The Campaign: Feeding Families at Community Kitchen
If this Grassroots campaign raises $600, then Episcopal Community Services can provide meals to 150 families of four at its Kansas City Community Kitchen. Each additional $40 raised will be used to provide another meal for 10 families of four.
Episcopal Community Services — Kansas City Community Kitchen
Episcopal Community Services is a hunger-relief network that serves hot meals to more than 600 people in Kansas City every day through its food programs, which include Community Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, and Breakfast at St. Paul's. Its Kansas City Community Kitchen has served noontime meals to people who are hungry or experiencing homelessness for the last 25 years, with food donated by local merchants and individuals or purchased at an area food bank. Every day, dozens of volunteers from its volunteer base of 400 people help with food preparation, serving, and cleanup to provide nutritious meals for hungry individuals in downtown Kansas City.
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