Part of our 2022 Signature Series, “Won’t You Feed My Neighbor?” is a short film about Missouri’s movement toward food security with the mission to seek out answers to two questions: What does food insecurity look like in Missouri, and what’s being done to address it?

Food can symbolize connection, celebration, and unity, but food is not created equal. Access to fresh and nutritional food is an issue faced across generations and throughout the world. Here in the Show-Me State, both urban and rural Missourians struggle with food insecurity, finding themselves in so-called “food deserts,” or areas of low income with low access to fresh food resources such as a full-service grocery store.

“Won’t You Feed My Neighbor?” highlights several organizations and individuals throughout the state dedicated to improving food access and providing resources in their communities, regions, and beyond. Their creative strategies, commitment to educating others, and passion for helping their neighbors reinforces hope for a more secure, sustainable food system here in Missouri. 

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We would like to acknowledge that this film showcases a small fraction of the organizations, educators, advocates, and individuals doing exemplary work in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger elimination, policy, and food justice here in Missouri. It is our hope that “Won’t You Feed My Neighbor” inspires our viewers to think about and examine food security efforts in communities across Missouri; and serves as a jumping off point to have dialogue around cultivating more equitable and viable food systems.

We encourage you to discuss food security efforts in your community! Check out our “Viewing and Discussion Guide” for some engaging talking points to spark thoughtful conversations with your friends, your coworkers, your students, your family, and your community! For further inspiration, we invite you to listen to our panel discussion from the film’s premiere event, which features individuals from several organizations who were involved in the production of this film and who continue to work tirelessly to improve food access in Missouri.

For questions about the film, including how to bring this film to your community or school, email Michael Saldivar at

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Help spark further dialogue by sharing the film to social media! Post the film with one of our discussion prompts, your original thoughts on the film, or highlight food access programs in your area. The posting ideas are limitless! Don’t forget to tag us @mohumanities! 

We would love your feedback!

After you watch the film, we invite you to participate in a short survey. Click the link below to participate.

Additional Resources

Would you like to explore food insecurity in your community? 

Click the button to access the Missouri Hunger Atlas as mentioned in the film. 

Do you need help with food access? Or want to help with hunger relief? Visit, Feeding Missouri, a coalition of the six Missouri Food Banks working to provide hunger relief to every county (and St. Louis City) in the state.

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”
– Fred Rogers (Mr Rogers)