Who We Are

Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Food Bank is the Feeding America network food bank for southeast Missouri, serving more than 140 hunger-relief organizations across 16 Missouri counties. We are also a part of Feeding Missouri, a coalition of six food banks serving the state. SEMO Food Bank reaches 70,000 individuals each month with food assistance and distributes about a million pounds of food each month. SEMO Food Bank has earned Charity Navigator and Better Business Bureau accreditations and follows best practices for charitable accountability. Our distribution facility in Sikeston Missouri has also received “superior” AIB International food safety certifications.

Founded in 1985, Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s basic purpose is to Reach More, Help More, Feed More. The simple statement serves as a visionary and meaningful summary of Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s goals, while expressing exactly what it is the food bank does. In addition to food distribution and services to 140 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. SEMO Food Bank has direct-service programs such as the Backpack for Fridays Program, Mobile Food Pantries, ABC (A Better Childhood) Pantry and more.

Mission Statement To end hunger and leverage the power of food to build a healthy community.

Our Vision We envision a community in which everyone has access to sufficient nutritious food.