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Teens fight food deserts as Urban Chicken Whisperers

When 15-year-olds Tabitha Burt and Elise Collins discovered that they were living in a “food desert,” they wondered if their experience raising chickens could help others in Wyandotte County, KS.

Nearly a year later, the self-proclaimed Urban Chicken Whisperers have created public displays, educational videos and chicken coops made from recycled and repurposed materials. They’ve presented their Fight […]

KC hosts free, pop-up fresh food pantry

Families in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, can get free, fresh fruits and vegetables at a Pop-Up Pantry hosted by the Kansas City, MO Health Department.

Fresh produce is available on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 1:30 p.m. until supplies last at the KCMO Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave. The next event […]

Pick a date to help pick some produce

If you would like to help glean farm fields to provide fresh, nutritious vegetables and fruits to area food pantries for hungry families, you can volunteer at area farms during September.

Since the pandemic, more than 433,470 people have become food insecure in the Kansas City area. From April through July, volunteers with the non-profit organization, […]

Hear local experts discuss climate issues

Civic leaders throughout the metro area are working on climate issues and have created free videos for the public on topics ranging from energy to food waste.

Tap into these Climate Conversations video interviews with local experts on the Climate Action KC website to learn about these issues:

Access: Julie Sayers from Climate Action KC […]

Learn how to preserve summer’s bounty

Have you always wanted to try canning your summer veggies, but needed to know how to begin? Here are two online and virtual options to get you started.

The University of Missouri Extension is offering a free virtual Q&A on food preservation from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on July 16, August 20, September 17 and October […]