Southeast Missouri Food Banks has several major food and fundraising events in the community each year and we need lots of volunteers to make them run smoothly. Event volunteers get to be a part of the fun and action out in the community.

GO ORANGE - Fight Hunger |
The Southeast Missouri Food Bank encourages everyone to wear orange, the color of hunger, to show your support for Hunger Action Month across our region.  Take pictures of how you GO ORANGE and submit them to Facebook or Twitter.  Don't forget to use #HungerAction and tag SEMO Food Bank!

Hunger Action Month | September 2014
Join us as we focus on fighting hunger during the 2014 Hunger Action Month.  Check out the 30 ways in 30 days calendar to see how you can get involved in your community.  Help support those in Southeast Missouri who battle hunger by giving your time, your voice, your food or your money.  

To learn more please contact Kate Struttman, Chief Development Officer at 573.471.1818, 1.855.703.FOOD(3663) or


Dear Friends of the Food Bank,

Thank you to all who participated in our 4th annual Party For the Good event to support Backpacks for Fridays. Thanks to the city of Cape for hosting us at the Osage Centre facility and to the Isle of Capri for their sponsorship and helping hands.  To our friends at Aging Matters helped provide volunteers and refreshments. To one of our hunger relief partners, Cape Walmart, who held a food drive at their store to benefit the Backpack program. And to all of our volunteers who assisted in that effort.

Overall 350 friends of Southeast Missouri Food Bank volunteered to pack 3,600 backpacks to help feed hungry children.  Almost $1000.00 in t-shirt sales and donations, and 1053lbs of food was collected to support the Backpack program in our region.

The Food Bank staff, board members and I are glad to be part of a community that proudly supports our mission and is so giving of their time, resources and voice. We invite you to show your support by wearing orange this month, joining us at Barnes and Noble on September 27 at 10:30am for a children’s story time, or sharing our donation page on your social media.  Together we can fight hunger.


Karen Green
Chief Executive Officer
Southeast Missouri Food Bank

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