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) 226-8307
Contact Name Diana Taylor
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 2014, we served 9,439 clients, an increase of 1,500 over the previous year. This included 3,681 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
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 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 originating the request.
Board Chair
Board Chair Jim Jackson
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term May 2015 to May 2017
Board Members
Patrick Abell Community VolunteerVoting
Warner Caines Community VolunteerVoting
William Canon IIICommunity VolunteerVoting
John Cubine Community VolunteerVoting
John Heltzel Community VolunteerVoting
Donna Heltzel Community VolunteerVoting
Garnett Hulette Community VolunteerVoting
Jim Jackson Community VolunteerVoting
Charlotte Lewis Community VolunteerVoting
Terry Magel Community VolunteerVoting
Sandra Parker Community VolunteerVoting
Alene Ransdell Community VolunteerVoting
Clara Smith Community VolunteerVoting
Bill Tabor Community VolunteerVoting
Diana Taylor ConsultantVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
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
Other 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
Population Served , ,
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, 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2015
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$119,374$110,062$109,866
Investment Income, Net of Losses$753$634$683
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$80,450$69,869$64,509
Administration Expense$11,065$10,442$8,647
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.311.381.51
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%87%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$371,250$342,638$312,253
Current Assets$213,687$185,075$154,690
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$371,250$342,638$312,253
Form 990s
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 502 226-8307
CEO/Executive Director Jim Jackson
Board Chair Jim Jackson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer