The Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security’s chief goal is to better understand and address the causes and consequences of hunger in the United States, with a special focus on Missouri. The center accomplishes this through research, outreach, and teaching involving students, staff, faculty, and community partners from a wide range of backgrounds and fields.
Formally organized in 2004, the research of the center informs policy makers, researchers, government agencies, and a variety of local, regional, and statewide non profits. Outreach efforts work to engage community members directly in both the planning and design of projects to create healthy, resilient, and equitable food systems. Our teaching focus includes a webinar series, public speaking engagements, and the inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students in center projects.
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