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Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Building Hunger-Free Communities

aka Second Harvest Community Food Bank   |   St. Joseph, MO   |  http://www.shcfb.org

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Mission

Second Harvest Community Food Bank's mission is to provide nourishment and hope to the hungry while engaging and empowering the region in the fight to end hunger. We serve 15 counties in Northwest Missouri, including Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth. We also serve four counties in Northeast Kansas, including Atchison, Brown, Doniphan and Leavenworth, distributing 3.87 million pounds of food in 2023.

Ruling year info

1982

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Chad Higdon

Main address

915 Douglas

St. Joseph, MO 64505 USA

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EIN

43-1268319

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Feeding the hungry in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. through community partnerships, programming and community food distribution models.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Fresh Mobile Pantry

The Fresh Mobile Pantry distributes fresh produce and lean protein to areas that have been identified as food deserts (areas that have very limited access to food through public means). Individuals and families throughout our 19 county region can visit a Mobile Pantry closest to them at various times during the month.

Population(s) Served
Families

Weekend take home meals for children, served in 17 counties of our service area.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

On site school pantries for middle and high school aged children and their families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Supplemental boxes of food provided to seniors ages 60+ each month. Currently we serve 1200 seniors each month with our Senior Boxes throughout our 19 county service area.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

After school meals or snacks served to children in elementary schools including an activity.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Two staff food security coordinators help low income individuals sign up for SNAP (formerly food stamps).

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Summer meals served to children 18 and under each day while school is out. Serving over 30 locations in 10 counties in Missouri and Kansas.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Boost or Ensure drinks are provided to those undergoing medical treatments, with a doctors note.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Stationary food pantries that provide supplementary food product to those in need.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Where we work

Awards

4-Star 2023

Charity Navigator

Affiliations & memberships

Feeding America

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2023

4-Star Charity Navigator 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Agency Partners

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Agency Partners

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Unduplicated clients per month

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Agency Partners

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to provide nourishment and hope to the hungry while engaging and empowering the region in the fight against hunger.
Our Vision: A hunger-free communities in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.

Second Harvest Community Food Bank achieves the vision of building hunger-free communities by distributing nutritious food through a network of Agency Partners and direct service programs.

We serve over 38,000 people per month through our Direct Service Programs and 50 Agency Partners.

As we continue to serve our area, we are starting to see an increase in the number of food insecure individuals due to inflation and post pandemic need. Last year we provided 3.9 million pounds of food to those in need in our service area.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 02/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Christel Gollnick

Bryan Carter

Monica Walker

Becky Ritchey

Gerri Householder

Donna Wilson

Christel Gollnick

Katie Jonas

Carolynn Sollars

Kenny Miller

Andrea Armfield

Brittany Beaver

Bill Gall

Dan Hegeman

Juan Hernandez Huerta

Kevin Kelly

Timothy Wymes

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data