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About Us

OUR MISSION: Second Harvest Community Food Bank nourishes our neighbors in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas through sustainable initiatives, education and advocacy.

OUR VISION: We build hunger-free communities in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. 

Second Harvest Community Food Bank is a nonprofit food Distribution Center serving 19 counties across Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. We distribute food through direct service programs and through a network of over 100 Partner Agencies located throughout our service area. Last year, Second Harvest distributed 5.7 million pounds of food.

Second Harvest Community Food Bank’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator and has met the Better Business Bureau's (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance's Standards for Charity Accountability and is now a BBB Accredited Charity.

Second Harvest is a proud member of Feeding America, Feeding Missouri and the Hunger Coalition.

Second Harvest is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Distribution Center is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 915 Douglas, St. Joseph, MO. We can also be reached at 816.364.3663 or by email.

Fresh Start, our on-site food pantry is open:

  • Monday: 11:00 – 4:00
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 6:00
  • Wednesday: 11:00 – 4:00
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 6:00
  • Friday: 8:00 – 2:00
  • Sign-ups for Buchanan County Pantry Cards (Yellow Cards) will be on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.