The Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security conducts a variety of research involving food pantries. Projects explore the characteristics of food pantries, looking at how they are organized and operated. Other research explores the household characteristics, health, and coping strategies of those who use food pantries. In the summer of 2021, we concluded data collection for a multi-state (Missouri, Kansas, & parts of Illinois) study involving agencies and clients. As data and analysis are available, information will be posted on this page. Check back later or feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Previous projects may be explored by clicking on the links in the sidebar.