The US Census shows the two poorest counties in the state are in Southeast Missouri.
Over 62,000 people residing within the 9,460 square miles Southeast Missouri Food Bank serves are are food insecure, 21,000 are children. Families served include senior citizens, the disabled, the homeless, victims of domestic violence and the working poor.
Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s provides hunger relief in 16 counties, which includes Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Ste Genevieve, Stoddard and Wayne. Southeast Missouri Food Bank serves approximately 58,000 individuals every month through the 180 members of the hunger relief network and the following programs.
Direct Assistance for Families
"Truck to the Table" Mobile Food Pantry
Good Neighbor Pantry
Children Feeding Programs
BackPacks for Friday "BFF" Program
A Better Childhood "ABC" School Pantry
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Programs
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
SNAP GAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Gaining Applicants to the Program)
Program Offered to Member Agencies
Retail Store Donation Program