Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County Inc
FRANKFORT KY 40602-0048
Contact Information
Nonprofit Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County Inc
Address PO BOX 48
FRANKFORT , KY 40602 0048
Phone (502) 229-4790
Contact Name Regina-Wink Swinford
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1982
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Monetary donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 48, Frankfort, KY 40602
Volunteers are needed for food drives and daily service 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement We work to meet the emergency food needs of families in Franklin County through an all-volunteer program, operating on a professional basis, to effect an efficient distribution of food via churches, community organizations, social service agencies and interested citizens and to strengthen relationships among those organizations and individuals through the active participation in the collection and distribution of emergency food supplies.
Background Statement The initial motivation to create a local food pantry began in 1981 by three friends (Jane Quire, Terri Fadse and Allice LeMaster) who believed that something local needed to be done to address the economic and social disintegration of families in Franklin County Kentucky. As social service professionals, they saw the disasterous effects of a failing local economy on families and children. After spreading the word about the severity of the need, people from other social service agencies and churches gathered at subsequent developmental meetings. A Board of Directors was formed in October 26, 1981. Its mission:1. establish a crisis food center where members of the social delivery system can obtain food for their clients in need.2. operate the pantry with volunteers on a professional basis to effect an efficient and functional distribution of food.3. strengthen the relationship of churches, community organizations, social service agencies and interested citizens.
Impact Statement In 2017, we served 8,508 clients. This included 3,302 children.We have built our financial resources to total more than $216,000 -- funds that are used to purchase food and pay minimal operating expenses; there are no personnel costs as we are an all volunteer operation.Our partners include churches, civic and service organizations, businesses and individuals.Our goals for the current year would be build on our foundation to ensure continued service for Franklin County families.
Needs Statement Our need for funding is continual as our client list increases. In the past seven years, we have spent an estimated $1.3 million for food, serving 50,951 people -- a number that equals the entire population of Franklin County.
Geographic Areas Served
Franklin County
Franklin County
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Our goal is to meet the emergency food needs of Franklin County families. We strive to ensure that families and children whose resources are diminishing or depleted can obtain food to bridge any gaps in their economic circumstances or support systems.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? Our all-volunteer operation works closely with local churches and service agencies to help protect families in desperate need and ensure that donations to the food pantry are being directed to those families. Our process begins with a family in need contacting a local church or organization to begin the process to receive emergency assistance. Church staff collects information about the family, forwarding it to our data center for verification of need. Food pantry volunteers assemble boxes of groceries, which can be picked up at the church or organization originating the request.
Board Chair
Board Chair John Heltzel
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term May 2015 to May 2019
Board Members
Patrick AbellCommunity VolunteerVoting
Warner CainesCommunity VolunteerVoting
William Canon IIICommunity VolunteerVoting
John CubineCommunity VolunteerVoting
John HeltzelCommunity VolunteerVoting
Donna HeltzelCommunity VolunteerVoting
Garnett HuletteCommunity VolunteerVoting
Jim JacksonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Charlotte LewisCommunity VolunteerVoting
Terry MagelCommunity VolunteerVoting
Sandra ParkerCommunity VolunteerVoting
Alene RansdellCommunity VolunteerVoting
Clara SmithCommunity VolunteerVoting
Bill TaborCommunity VolunteerVoting
Diana TaylorConsultantVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 73%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 33%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair John Heltzel
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term May 2015 to May 2017
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Jim Jackson
Term Start May 2015
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 60
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Description Providing food to Franklin County families in need of emergency assistance. Annual budget (2014): $116,000
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $116,000.00
Projected Expenses $116,000.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$101,424$114,083$116,569
Investment Income, Net of Losses$471$947$816
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$60,197----
Administration Expense$13,296----
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.391.091.28
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%0%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$427,645$399,243$384,679
Current Assets$270,082$241,680$227,116
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities--$19,718$19,718
Total Net Assets$427,645$399,243$384,679
Form 990s
2017 Form 990
2016 Form 990
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 Form 990
2012 Form 990
2011 Form 990
2010 Form 990
2009 Form 990
2008 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Address PO BOX 48
FRANKFORT , KY 406020048
Primary Phone 502 229-4790
CEO/Executive Director Jim Jackson
Board Chair John Heltzel
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer