MU Extension Community Economic Development Field Specialist Richard Proffer meets regularly with Risco residents to guide them to establishing a local limited use food store.
The Missouri Small Business Development Center for Agriculture, Food and Forestry partners with agri-entrepreneurs to develop and expand businesses. As part of an interdisciplinary partnership, the Missouri SBDC, designated specialists within Agriculture and Environment Extension, to work together with business counselors to connect new ideas to successful business structures and initial capital.
The Green St. Louis Machine (GSM) is an educational initiative focused on promoting healthy eating, engaging students in STEM practices, and developing skills in urban agriculture, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.
Power Up Your Pantry is a University of Missouri program for food pantries and other hunger relief groups who are looking for ways to enhance their current operations and better meet the needs of the people they serve.
The Missouri Youth Institute is a program of the World Food Prize that connects outstanding high schoolers with leaders in the fight to end world hunger.
Grow Well Missouri partners with food pantries, local organizations, and volunteers to establish food gardening programs that reach out to food pantry customers.