Food Bank Fast Facts

  • $1=12.5 pounds
  • 1 out of 6 people face hunger
  • The Food Bank serves more than 110,000 people on a monthly average and this year distributed more than 31 million pounds of food
  • The Food Bank is not a governmental agency and over 92% of our funding comes from fundraising events, grants and donations
  • The Food Bank distributes FREE food to 131 partner agencies and 130 schools through the buddy pack program. Backpacks full of food are sent home with 6,700 children weekly
  • Food Bank coverage is approximately 1/3 of the state of Missouri
  • The Food Bank is of one only five food banks affiliated with Feeding America that gives all of its food away for FREE
  • Currently of the food we distribute approximately 21% is fresh produce

Learn more at or contact:

Michael Yetman
Food/Fund Coordinator
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
2101 Vandiver Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
T: 573.474.1020 (Main)
T: 800.764.3663 (Toll Free)
F: 573.474.9932