The US Census shows the two poorest counties in the state are in Southeast Missouri.
More than 62,000 individuals residing within the over 9,400 square miles Southeast Missouri Food Bank serves are food insecure, 18,390 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 over 63,000 individuals every month through the 159 members of the hunger relief network and the following programs.
Children’s HungerRelief Programs
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Programs
Program Offered to Member Agencies
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Programs for Community Participation
- Share The Harvest
- Farm to Food Bank
- Retail Store and Manufacturing Donation Program
- Food Bank Explorers
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.
When you donate to SEMO Food Bank your donation has a big impact. Every dollar provides 4 meals to struggling families.
From sorting canned food donations to packing food for children, our volunteers make a big difference in the community.
Adequately funding and promoting the government nutrition programs is essential to ensuring people in need can access them.