Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Building Hunger-Free Communities

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

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 Kansa, including Atchison, Brown, Doniphan and Leavenworth, distributing 8.6 million pounds of food in 2019.

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)

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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.

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 region can visit a Mobile Pantry closest to them through one of our 19 locations at various times during the month.

Population(s) Served
Families

Weekend take home meals for children, served in 18 counties of our service area.

Population(s) Served
Children and 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

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

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2017

4-Star Charity Navigator 2019

Awards

4-Star 2019

Charity Navigator

Affiliations & memberships

Feeding America

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2017

4-Star Charity Navigator 2019

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

Fresh Mobile Pantry

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 feed the hungry in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas through a network of partner agencies and direct service program and engage the region in the fight to end 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 Partner Agencies and direct service programs.

We serve over 40,000 people per month through our Direct Service Programs and over 100 Partner Agencies.

As we continue to serve our area, we are starting to see a decline in the number of food insecure individuals. Last year we provided 5.5 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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

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 7/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Amy Ryan


Board co-chair

Mr. Kevin Kelly

Bryan Carter

Monica Walker

Robb Ensign

Paul Rhodes

Brenda Keesaman

Tina Evans

Becky Ritchey

Robin Andrews

Gerri Householder

Donna Wilson

Christel Gollnick

Katie Jonas

Carolynn Sollars

Anne Traas

Board leadership practices

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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 7/1/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data