The mission of the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security is to better understand and address the causes and consequences of hunger and food insecurity. Through research, teaching and engagement, we seek to build food secure communities in Missouri and beyond.
The research of the center informs policy makers, researchers, government agencies, and a variety of local, regional, and statewide non-profits. Notable projects include the Missouri Hunger Atlas and our food pantry research. Our teaching focus includes a webinar series, public speaking engagements, and the inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students in center projects. Engagement efforts, such as Missouri EATs, work to include community members directly in both the planning and design of projects to create healthy, resilient, and equitable food systems.
Also, we are hiring!!! The center is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate students to work as Interviewers/Advocates for a Summer 2021 research project. Field work will take place at food pantries across Missouri and Kansas. For more information, please see our job announcement.
Please feel free to contact us for additional information.