Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Second Harvest Community Food Bank

  • St. Joseph, MO
  • http://www.OurCommunityFoodBank.org

Mission Statement

Second Harvest Community Food Bank's mission is to feed the hungry in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansa through a network of partner agencies and direct service programs and engage the region in the fight to end hunger. We serve 15 counties in Northwest Missouri, including Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth. We also serve four counties in Northeast Kansa, including Atchison, Brown, Doniphan and Leavenworth.

Main Programs

  1. Fresh Start, the Community Market
  2. Backpack Buddies
  3. Campus Cupboard
  4. Senior Boxes
  5. The Garden
  6. Kate's Cafe
  7. Close the Gap
  8. No Hunger Summer
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Second Harvest Community Food Bank is a nonprofit food Distribution Center serving 19 counties across Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. We distribute food through a network of over 100 Partner Agencies located throughout our service area and through our direct service programs. Last year, Second Harvest distributed 6 million pounds of food.

ruling year

1982

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Chad Higdon

Keywords

Self-reported

Food Bank, Hunger, Food Pantry, Poverty, Second Harvest Community Food Bank

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EIN

43-1268319

 Number

5400380845

Also Known As

Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Second Harvest Community Food Bank is a nonprofit food Distribution Center, which allows us to help the families, individuals and seniors across our 19 county region . Last year, Second Harvest distributed 5.9 million pounds of food which equates to over 4.9 million meals.

We work together to provide help in a variety of ways to our neighbors. Through programs like Senior Boxes, Backpack Buddies, Campus Cupboard and Fresh Start, we implement hunger solutions that truly impact our region — and allow individuals and families to move forward.

Second Harvest Community Food Bank works closely with hundreds of volunteers, donors and corporate partners to fulfill our critical mission. Everyday, we fight hunger. Our volunteers, donors, board and staff work together to help us move closer to hunger-free communities … where anything is possible.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Fresh Start, the Community Market

On site fresh produce food pantry, serving 1,500 individuals each week in St. Joseph, MO.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

Program 2

Backpack Buddies

Weekend take home meals for children, served in 18 counties of our service area.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

Program 3

Campus Cupboard

On site school pantries for middle and high school aged children and their families.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 4

Senior Boxes

Supplemental boxes of food provided to seniors ages 60+ each month

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Female Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Male Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

None

Budget

Program 5

The Garden

On site produce grown to supplement the Fresh Start pantry and Senior Boxes.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

Program 6

Kate's Cafe

After school meals or snacks served to children in elementary schools including an activity.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 7

Close the Gap

Two staff food security coordinators help low income individuals sign up for SNAP (formerly food stamps).

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

Program 8

No Hunger Summer

Summer meals served to children 18 and under each day while school is out. Serving over 30 locations in 10 counties in Missouri and Kansas.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our mission is to feed the hungry in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas through a network of partner agencies and direct service program and engage the region in the fight to end hunger. Our Vision: A hunger-free communities in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Second Harvest Community Food Bank achieves the vision of building hunger-free communities by distributing nutritious food through a network of Partner Agencies and direct service programs.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We serve over 10,000 people per week through our Direct Service Programs and over 100 Partner Agencies.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    As a member of Feeding America and Feeding Missouri, we use data from the national Map the Meal Gap study, the Hunger in America study and the Missouri Hunger Atlas. Over 54,000 people in our service area are food insecure, with over 17,000 of these individuals being children. More than half of the elementary schools qualify for the Free and Reduced Meal Program, which means those children qualify for our children's initiative programs. As the food insecurity rate diminishes, we know we are making a difference and impacting the lives of those in our region.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    As we continue to serve our area, we are starting to see a decline in the number of food insecure individuals.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Second Harvest Community Food Bank is a nonprofit food Distribution Center serving 19 counties across Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. We distribute food through a network of over 100 Partner Agencies located throughout our service area and through our direct service programs. Last year, Second Harvest distributed 6 million pounds of food.

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Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

SECOND HARVEST COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Chad Higdon

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Brett Carolus

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?