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Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Non-profit food distribution center that supports 15 counties in NW Missouri and NE Kansas through a network of 100 Partner Agencies. Our vision is a hunger-free NW Missouri and NE Kansas.

Location: 915 Douglas, Saint Joseph, MO


Volunteer for Backpack Buddies

  Brownie   Junior   Cadette   Senior   Ambassador

Backpack Buddies is a weekend meals program for elementary students.  The backpack (clear sealed bag) provides a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack for the weekend.  Scouts can work in our volunteer center to place juice/milk boxes, cereal, snack, canned vegetable, and an entrée in a bag.  The bag then goes in a Second Harvest box for distribution to participating schools.  Each week close to 4,000 bags must be constructed.

When? Monday-Friday, 52 weeks a year. Backpack packing is done September-April

Cost Per Girl: N/A 
Cost Per Adult: N/A

Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to

How to register: Leaders must register as a volunteer with Second Harvest at

Questions? Call Valerie Brandt at 816-364-3663