Food Drive with a ‘Fresh’ TwistWe engage in national community service.

MRCN invites you to help provide Columbia residents with fresh food while at the same time help to support our local farmers!

We are holding a ‘Fresh Food Drive’ on Saturday, September 13th 2014 from 8am-12pm at the Columbia Farmers Market (1701 West Ash St.).  Customers will be asked to buy food from the Farmers Market vendors and donate it to the MRCN booth (we will be located at the Oasis booth in the market).  Proceeds will be donated to Tiger Pantry and the Central Missouri Food Pantry.

Can’t make it to the market?  Visit our donation page to give monetarily so our volunteers can purchase food to donate for you!  After entering in your card information you will want to type ‘fresh food drive’ in the box labeled “special instructions to seller.”



Summer 2014 Festivals and Volunteer Events

Summer 2014 holds incredible possibilities! For those wanting to explore our natural world, there are festivals, events, and outdoor volunteer opportunities that await you. Let MRCN be your springboard into these summer options.


New Positions Open!

The Missouri River Communities Network is now looking for dedicated, enthusiastic people to become AmeriCorps members! Positions are based in Columbia and Kirksville, MO.

View our prospective AmeriCorps page or to find all position descriptions.


Connect Local with the Missouri Local Food AmeriCorps Project

AmeriCorps VISTA Local Food Project Lady with CabbageDo you seek a dedicated worker to connect your organization with the local food movement?

AmeriCorps members can:

    • Recruit volunteers
    • Create educational programs and events
    • Collect and analyze statistics
    • Write grants
    • Teach classes
    • Create public awareness for your organization

MRCN recruits and trains each AmeriCorps member. We can then send them to work directly in your organization.



The Missouri River Communities Network is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that enhances stewardship of the Missouri River.