September 28, 2022

Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grants Announced

Funds must benefit residents affected by food insecurity in urban areas.


The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that 16 projects will receive funding through the Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grant. The competitive grant program will provide up to $50,000 per project to address food insecurity in urban areas.

“With the increase in urban agriculture operations throughout the state, these funds are incredibly valuable in addressing food insecurity,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “Partnerships like this allow urban citizens the opportunity to consume healthy, safe agriculture products.”

Grant funds may be used to increase food production and availability within an urban area; demonstrate growth of local economic communities; increase local economic impact; increase availability of food to local residents; or enhance already established areas within a community and provide assistance to the community.

The following projects were awarded grant funding in 2022:

A Red Circle, St. Louis
Better Family Life, Inc. (BFL), St. Louis
Community Grocers, Kansas City
Global One KC - Staroyce N. Nealy, Kansas City
Green Acres Urban Farm & Research Project, Kansas City
Joplin Empire Market, Joplin
KC Community Gardens, Kansas City
Linwood Property Inc. (LPI), Kansas City
Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association, Kansas City
Propel Kitchens, St. Louis
Ramsey Garden at Quinn Chapel A.M.E., Jefferson City
Springfield Community Gardens, Springfield
St. Joseph Community Garden, St. Joseph
St. Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church, Kansas City
The Fit & Food Connection, St. Louis
Urban Harvest STL, St. Louis

More information about the Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grant can be found at Agriculture.Mo.Gov. To learn more about the Missouri Department of Agriculture and other financial assistance, please visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.