Second Harvest Community Food Bank is proud to be a member of the Feeding America Network. Feeding America is a hunger organization with a nationwide network of food banks feeding the hungry.
Nearly 30 percent of the individuals served by Second Harvest are children under the age of 18. Many of our neighbors are faced with tough choices, with more than half forced to choose between paying for health care and paying for groceries in the past year. Each week Second Harvest serves more than 15,000 individuals, and last year Second Harvest distributed more than 5.1 million pounds of food.
A hunger-free Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas
The Fight Against Hunger Is Critical.
Each week, we connect with individuals who are battling with hunger and nutrition and its impacts. Many parents of young children who reach out to us for help are working, but are unable to provide enough nutritious food to meet their growing children’s needs. Some have come to the end of cash reserves after an unexpected job loss; others have faced unplanned circumstances at home, such as chronic illness or the loss of a spouse. Many of our Members live week-to-week, skipping meals or rationing them to a level where nutrition suffers and the relentless stress of food insecurity takes a critical toll.
We don’t fulfill our mission alone. We rely on a vast network of over 100 Partner Agencies in addition to the direct programs we offer at our campus and at various locations. Our volunteers provide a critical resource, donating hundreds of hours of time to support our efforts to fight hunger in our communities.
Our Partner Agencies are spread across our 19-county service area, and include meal programs, shelters, religious groups and a variety of other organizations.
Our Mission Partners are also part of this work to build hunger-free communities. These include businesses, service clubs, church organizations and community groups who are helping us fill gaps and meet needs year-round. Read more here.
Click here to see a listing of the programs in your county.
How many people live in food-insecurity in your county? You can find detailed data about food-insecurity in every county across the nation by using Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap interactive map.
Did you know...we’ve achieved high honors in areas of accountability and transparency?
In 2014, Second Harvest Community Food Bank met the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability and became the first BBB Accredited Charity in northwest Missouri.
Second Harvest has achieved a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator. Read Charity Navigator Reports here, including information about accountability and transparency.
View our Financial Statements for fiscal years ending in June for 2016 and 2015.