Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Second Harvest Community Food Bank

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

Mission Statement

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

Main Programs

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

ruling year

1982

chief executive

Mr. Chad Higdon

Self-reported by organization

Keywords

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

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EIN

43-1268319

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

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Programs

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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

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Program 2

Backpack Buddies

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

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Program 3

Campus Cupboard

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

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Program 4

Senior Boxes

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

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Female Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Male Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

None

Program 5

The Garden

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

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Program 6

Kids Cafe

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

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Program 7

Close the Gap

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

Category

Human Services

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Program 8

No Hunger Summer

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

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goal is to serve the hungry in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. Our Vision: We build 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 15,000 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 the Missouri Food Bank Association, we use data from the national Map the Meal Gap study and the Hunger in America study. Nearly 52,000 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.
  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.

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

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Operations

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Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Chad Higdon

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Brett Carolus

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