Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas are severely economically distressed areas. Currently, the free and reduced lunch rate is 60 percent or more in many school districts within the region. Individuals may also have difficulty accessing food due to transportation issues. Some parts of Second Harvest's service area only have one grocery store and one food pantry in the entire county.
Second Harvest reaches many of these food insecure families through our network of 100 Partner Agencies and direct service programs.