Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Community Food Bank: 64,000 food insecure individuals during year of the pandemic

The Second Harvest Community Food Bank inf Saint Joseph reports the number of food insecure individuals in its 19-county service area was approximately 45,000 at the beginning of the pandemic. Communications Coordinator Blake Haynes says that number increased to nearly 64,000 during the peak of the pandemic. It has come down slightly. Second Harvest responded […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services seeking organizations to provide meals to children during summer months

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for non-profit organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months and during times of public emergencies when children do not have access to free or reduced-price meals at school. The Summer Food Service […]

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Initiative connects rural working families with valuable tax credit info

Starting in the 2020 tax season, more rural Missourians in need will be able to learn about their eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit (EITC), one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty tools targeting low- and moderate-income working families. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health has awarded $1.35 […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Community Food Bank to implement Senior Box Program

Second Harvest Community Food Bank of Saint Joseph will implement a new senior box program that will be available to distribution sites that have provided Commodity Supplemental Food Program boxes to eligible seniors. The new program will be available at no cost starting in October. Chief Executive Officer Chad Higdon says Second Harvest’s “goal is […]

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Audio: USDA currently in “big hiring phase” in Kansas City

A top official at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the agency is making progress in relocating two major facilities to Kansas City: the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agricultural Policy. USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach tells Missourinet the agency continues to transfer employees […]