Missouri River Communities Network

What we do:

Missouri River Communities Network sponsors 13 AmeriCorps Members at 8 nonprofit organizations who, in 2017, taught 41,000 students how to grow and eat healthy food, and provided 100 low-income families with garden mentoring to learn how to grow their own food and reduce food insecurity.

Why we’re great:

In 5 years we have coordinated 60 AmeriCorps Members who have taught more than 70,000 young students and low income families how to grow, prepare and eat healthy food in order to reduce the epidemic of obesity and food insecurity in our communities.

Why does your organization deserve community financial support?

32% of MO students are obese; and it’s expected to rise to 60% in 10 years. Studies show students will eat healthy food if they help grow it. MRCN’s grant has a 50% match. Every $10 donated to MRCN provides $20 to support healthy food education.

List of volunteer and in-kind needs

All donations are matched by grant funds; AmeriCorps sites welcome volunteer help. Call MRCN.

Name of Executive Director

Jenny Grabner

Address of Operations

200 Old 63 South, Suite 203
Columbia, Missouri 65201

Phone

(573) 268-8431

Total donations for this charity:

$0

Total Goal:

$0 of $10000

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