Second Harvest Community Food Bank Overview
Target demographics: feed hungry families, children and seniors
Direct beneficiaries per year: We serve 15,000 people each month through a network of 100 nonprofits and direct services
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist in Harvest House, our onsite food pantrySorting food, assembling food boxes, etc. in our warehouse Office help such as filing, data entry, mailings, etc. Special event
Geographic areas served: nineteen counties in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas
Programs: Children: Backpack Buddies--take home kid-friendly weekend meals for children; Campus Cupboard--on-site food pantry in area schools; No Hunger Summer--lunchtime meals for children during the summer break; Kate's Cafe'--after school meals and activities for children
Families: Fresh Start--our on site food pantry distributes nutritious food to 1,500 individuals each week; The Garden--our on site garden growing fresh produce; Close the Gap--Helping families to utilize government support through SNAP (formerly food stamp program).
Seniors: Providing supplemental food boxes to seniors over the age of 60 to help meet their needs
Neighborhoods: Distributing food to our 100 non-profit Partner Agencies in 15 Missouri counties and 4 Kansas counties.