Heartland Cares Virtual Food Drive

Presented by the SEMO Food Bank and KFVS12
Please donate to help your neighbors in need
Please donate to help your neighbors in need(Paul Keener)
Published: Dec. 10, 2020 at 3:52 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 10:55 AM CST
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Please donate to the Virtual Holiday Food Drive to help Heartland families this holiday season

KFVS12 is teaming up with the SEMO Food Bank for this important VIRTUAL food drive. This year you can donate without leaving your home.


Families need your help more than ever this holiday season. In the past three months the SEMO Food Bank has provided for more than 80,000 individuals per month.

According to the food bank, “The holidays can be difficult financially for any family, but particularly for those who are lower income because they don’t have as much income left to buy gifts after they make the rent or mortgage, car payment, utilities, medical expenses, groceries and just the general things you need to live. Because of that we try to do more food distributions during this time of year.”

For more information, please call the SEMO Food Bank at 573-471-1818, or visit them on-line

Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Food Bank is the Feeding America network food bank for southeast Missouri, serving more than 140 hunger-relief organizations across 16 Missouri counties. We are also a part of Feeding Missouri, a coalition of six food banks serving the state. SEMO Food Bank reaches nearly 63,000 individuals each month with food assistance and distributes about a million pounds of food each month. SEMO Food Bank has earned Charity Navigator and Better Business Bureau accreditations and follows best practices for charitable accountability. Our distribution facility in Sikeston Missouri has also received “superior” AIB International food safety certifications.

Founded in 1985, Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s basic purpose is to Reach More, Help More, Feed More. The simple statement serves as a visionary and meaningful summary of Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s goals, while expressing exactly what it is the food bank does. In addition to food distribution and services to 140 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. SEMO Food Bank has direct-service programs such as the Backpack for Fridays Program, Mobile Food Pantries, ABC (A Better Childhood) Pantry and more.