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 50,000 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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Programs for Community Participation
Share the Harvest
Share The Harvest is a WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN program.
- Hunters win by doing their part to help people in need
- Cooperating processing plants get positive PR for their involvement and donations of locker space
- The Southeast Missouri Food Bank gets valuable protein in large quantities
- Food pantry clients get a tasty, nutritious addition to their diet during cold weather
- Department of Conservation gets yet another tool in managing the deer herd.
Click Here for information on cooperating processing plants in the area