Second Harvest Community Food Bank helps nourish 13,000 people a week through a network of over 100 Partner Agencies and direct service programs.

  • Missouri is rankedin the top ten in the nation for food insecurity.
  • Missouri has had the single largest increase from 2000 to 2010 in the percent of its population who is food insecure (7.4% increase) or experiences very low food security (4.4% increase).
  • Over 51,000 people in our region are food insecure.
  • In Second Harvest's service area over 17,000 children or 1 in 5 are food insecure.
  • State of MO – 22.5 percent of children are food insecure.
  • State of KS – 22.6 percent of children are food insecure.
  • Nationally, 1 in 6 people are food insecure.
  • Nearly 35 percent of Second Harvest Members have to choose between buying food and medicine.
  • Food insecurity exists in every county in the United States.
  • The average food budget gap in our region is $12.60 per person.
  • Of those Second Harvest serves 20 percent are seniors.
  • Of the households we serve, 60 percent include at least one working adult.
  • Each dollar spent with food stamps equals $1.84 in economic activity ($5=$9).
  • In Close the Gap’s first year, the program enrolled 610 individuals onto SNAP, resulting in a total of $1,873,639 in SNAP benefits.