Past: COVID-19 Response Mobile Food Distribution

Red Star Baptist Church

Southeast Missouri Food Bank has seen a tremendous increase in the demand for food following temporary layoffs and school closures following the outbreak of Covid-19. “Other places may be cutting back on their work hours or working from home, but at the food bank, we’re busier than ever,” said food bank Chief Executive Officer Joey Keys. “Many retailers are closed, the two casinos in our area are closed, restaurants are limiting their service to drive-through or delivery only, and schools are not in session. It’s not surprising that as more people are temporarily out of work or seeing reduced hours – especially those in lower income brackets – they’re going to need food assistance.”

To respond to that need, the food bank will begin offering Covid-19 Response Mobile food distributions throughout its 16-county service area. The initial distributions will be held:

2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the 5th and 6th Grade Center, 100 Twitty Street, Sikeston

2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Ely Baptist Church, 1215 Church Street, Kennett

5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Red Star Pantry, 1316 North Main, Cape Girardeau.

Additional mobile distributions will be scheduled throughout southeast Missouri in the coming weeks. The times, dates and locations of the Covid-19 Response Mobiles will be posted on the food bank’s Facebook page and its website at

Past Dates & Times

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:00 pm


Red Star Baptist Church
1301 N. Main St., Cape Girardeau, MO