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The Missouri Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program focuses on food access and education in five diverse locations across the state of Missouri. With 67% of students in the service region being considered food insecure, food education and access are vital to promote a healthy lifestyle and decrease the risk of diet-related diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Through their service sites, 10 State AmeriCorps Members provide hands-on farm and garden education to folks of all ages while increasing awareness and access to fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables, and directly supporting the growth of strong, vibrant, sustainable communities.

The MO Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program is supported by the Missouri River Communities Network, the Missouri Community Service Commission, as well as farm and garden nonprofits throughout the state.

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

 

Check Out Our Latest Newsletter!SBLG girls w. tomatoes

Take a look at our latest newsletter for an update on our projects involved in the Missouri
Healthy Food Access and Education AmeriCorps Program. Click the link below.

MO Healthy Foods AmeriCorps 2016 

 

 

Festivals and Volunteer Events

For those wanting to explore our natural world, there are festivals and outdoor volunteer opportunities that await you. Let MRCN be your springboard into volunteerism and fun!

 

 

MRCN on Facebook!facebook

Check out MRCN’s new Facebook page!  Learn about upcoming events in your area and about local food across the country.  Go to our site and “like” the page to get updates and post your own local food information.

 

Connect Local with the Missouri Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program

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.