Hunger is real in our community. More than 36,000 households lack consistent access to enough food to live a healthy and active life in Jasper and Newton Counties. Children are particularly vulnerable. Hungry children have a higher risk of hospitalizations, poor health, behavior problems, and poor school performance. Food insecurity has serious consequences. The vast majority of food insecure households with children have an employed adult. The stigma of poverty can deter people from getting the help they need and impede organizations from getting the food and funds they offer in the fight against hunger and poverty. Please join us in Joplin as we identify the issues and potential solutions during this experiential seminar.
We work to create a collaborative environment in which Joplin can flourish!
One Joplin is a movement of people representing 73 organizations and growing, who have committed to work together for the long haul. We partner with organizations to tackle big issues and with neighborhood connectors who have a desire to create change in their neighborhoods.