Thank you for helping us in the continued fight against hunger. As a valued partner, we want to tell you a little bit about who we are and what we do.
  • The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri distributes free food to 128 partner agencies – such as food pantries and soup kitchens – in 32 counties, feeding more than 114,000 people monthly.
  • We are the only food bank in Missouri to provide food at no cost to agencies.
  • With our purchasing power and network of wholesale, retail and farm donors, we are able to acquire 15 pounds of food with every $1 that is donated.
  • The Food Bank is not a governmental agency, and more than 92% of our funding comes from donations.
  • During 2013, the number of people requesting food assistance grew by more than 21%.


Register for a food/fund driveFAQ’s

$10 provides 150 lbs of Food!

150 lbs of food

How can you help?

Donate Online Now

If you want your contribution to help hungry children and families almost immediately, consider making an online donation.

Donate Now

Special Event or Campaign

If you would like to do something more in-depth or creative than a fund or food drive, The Food Bank would love to help plan a special event unique to you. The possibilities are nearly endless. Our staff will work with you to help make your event a success. For more information on special drives contact Kimberly Kent by emailing

Organize a “Bringing Hope” Fund Drive

Whether you are paying to wear jeans at work or just setting a team goal, fund drives are simple and fun to take part in our mission. A prize for the person/team that raises the most is always a great idea, as well. Cash, check and credit cards (online) are accepted. If you have questions about getting started contact Kyle Hughley at or calling (573) 474-1020.

Host a “Sharing Food” Drive

The Food Bank always accepts non-perishable food items for distribution. A list of most-needed items and Buddy Pack-specific items are available by clicking below. The best food drives tend to last about two weeks or less and usually have an element of competition. Be sure to promote your event, as well.

Please Note:
If your group is expecting to raise more than 200 pounds, The Food Bank offers donation barrels. Please register your food drive by clicking here, and allow three to five days prior to your start date for processing and scheduling. If you are expecting less than 200 pounds, you can use sturdy boxes to collect your donations and deliver them to The Food Bank warehouse at 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202 (map).

By delivering your donations, you are helping The Food Bank save on labor and gas expenses that can be used for other programs.

Food may be dropped off Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information on food and fund drives, visit our FAQs page, or contact Kyle Hughley by emailing or calling (573) 474-1020.