Empower Missouri is dedicated in making sure every household in Missouri has healthy meals. We believe that key policy changes can help decrease the burden on the nonprofit sector by improving access to government-run social safety net programs, improving job training opportunities and pushing for living wages that allow families to afford adequate food, and eliminating food deserts in rural communities around the state.
Ending food insecurity in Missouri requires private as well as public support. Private charities can and do play a role in addressing hunger in our communities, but they cannot do it alone. Our government should ensure every person in our country has enough resources to be able to access enough healthy food to support their bodies. There needs to be comprehensive policy and programmatic strategies at the governmental level to fully address the need.
Empower Missouri recommends these long-term proposals to address hunger in Missouri:
The Food Security Coalition (FSC) is a multi-sector team of dedicated advocates who work to ensure that every Missourian, especially children, can access sufficient nutritious food. We advocate for key food security reforms at the state and federal level that build momentum to end hunger across the state. The work of the FSC is partially funded by a grant from the Food Research and Action Center. We also work with many other national partners including: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Bread for the World, Coalition on Human Needs. Use the form below to let us know you’re interested in joining the Food Security Coalition.