Although the Feeding America network is effective, as a privately funded not-for-profit organization we simply do not have the capacity or funds to act as the first line of defense against hunger for all local residents who need food assistance each year. The government’s nutrition assistance programs are the fastest and most direct way to reduce hunger. The charitable response to hunger is designed to be a supplement to these programs, not a replacement for them.
Adequately funding and promoting the government nutrition programs is essential to ensuring people in need can access them. Learn more about the government’s nutrition programs: www.fns.usda.gov.
WE’RE ON A MISSION AND YOU CAN HELP.
Southeast Missouri Food Bank is committed to helping the people in our area, but we can’t do it without your help. If you would like to pitch in to help the hungry, subscribe to our newsletter for information on volunteer opportunities, food drives, and more.