FOOD PANTRY FOR WOODFORD INC
P. O. Box 1066
20 Field of Dreams Road
VERSAILLES KY 40383-5066
Contact Information
Nonprofit FOOD PANTRY FOR WOODFORD INC
Address P. O. Box 1066
20 Field of Dreams Road
VERSAILLES , KY 40383 5066
Phone (859) 879-6373
Contact Name Sharon Hardin
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2015
Former Names
Hope Ministries Food Pantry
Woodford County Food Pantry
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Monetary donations may be made by check and made payable to Food Pantry for Woodford County, Inc. and mailed to P. O. Box 1066, Versailles, KY 40383. 

 Volunteer opportunities are during major food drives in May, October, November and December.  Other volunteer opportunities are on the first Tuesday of each month beginning at 10:00 AM and the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 8:30 AM.  Other volunteer opportunities may be available by calling 859-421-1217 for Sharon Hardin, Executive Director. 

Food donations may be made by dropping off non-perishable food items at the food pantry on Monday afternoon between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM, Tuesday mornings between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM, and  Thursday afternoons between the hours of 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM.
 
 Major food deliveries may be made by contacting Executive Director, Sharon Hardin at 859-879-6373 or cell 859-421-1217 to schedule time.
 
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Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement The Food Pantry for Woodford County, Inc. strives to provide food to low income residents in emergency situations.  We help clients provide nutritious meals for their families enabling them to use precious resources for other pressing obligations such as rent, utilities, transportation, medicine and other life necessities.  The Food Pantry fills the gap in community service which no other agency addresses.
Background Statement

The Woodford County Food Pantry began in 1992 when the Ministerial Association of Woodford County realized the need to coordinate church efforts for individuals who needed food and social service assistance. A group of volunteers under the auspices of the Ministerial Association formed the Woodford County Food Pantry in the basement of the Versailles Baptist Church. Throughout the years the food pantry has been in various locations where we were able to operate and take care of the food needs of the low-income individuals and families who were looking for food security.  

 
In 2003, the Ministerial Association changed the names of the entities who were under them, and the pantry became the  Hope Ministries Food Pantry of Woodford County. Due to space/site issues, in just sixteen months (2014-2015), we were able to raise the money and build a new 4,500 sq. ft. building through generous community donations, allowing all programs to be administered in one site rather than multiple locations. In mid-2015, Hope Ministries Food Pantry separately incorporated as Food Pantry for Woodford County, Inc. A new diversified Board was formed, and the organization became an independent 501(c)3 organization. The Food Pantry is a member agency of God's Pantry. Our Food Pantry is an all-volunteer organization which operates through the generosity of the citizens of Woodford County and businesses who make monetary as well as food donations.   Food items are purchased from the grocers of Woodford County.  

 

In 2010, a government commodities food program for low-income Senior Citizens was started. Commodities from God's Pantry are delivered on the first Tuesday of each month, and seniors of our county make application to participate in this program. In 2012, a government commodity food program for Under Served Counties was started for Woodford County. Although Woodford County has the lowest unemployment statistics in the state, the Food Pantry should be serving 2,507 individuals every month, based on our population and state poverty rate. Commodities from God's Pantry are delivered on the third Wednesday of each month.  
Impact Statement

The Food Pantry is an all volunteer organization supported with food and monetary donations by the community; it has never had to close due to the lack of funds or food. In 2015, we were able to serve 3,776 low-income families for a total of 7,529 individuals through three food distribution programs.  We are open two days a week, with volunteers available for client interviews, client assistance, food sorting, re-stocking, and food storage. In 2015, we made governance changes to form a more diversified Board with business and community leaders and church volunteers.

 
A goal for 2015 was to continue working with grocers such as Kroger and Walmart and other food suppliers to donate more meat products to provide more protein in the diet of our low-income clients.  In 2014, the food pantry administration had to make the difficult decision to stop purchasing ground beef from the local grocers due to the cost per pound.  Since then we have been very fortunate to supplement a small amount of this loss with Kroger meat donations, deer meat donations from Hunters for the Hungry, and small monetary grants which were specified for ground beef purchases and donations. Through the efforts of Feeding America and Kroger, in 2015 we started receiving perishable food items, which improved the amount and variety of foods.
 
 
More grant applications for 2016 will boost the financial statements for the Food Pantry and will also enable us to get personal care items back in our inventory to help with client personal care and self esteem.  In 2014, the food pantry administration had to discontinue the purchase of personal care items due to cost/family unit.  Since then a  middle school student began a mission to get personal care items back in the food pantry and she was able to collect 4,027 personal care items for the clients. Her knowledge of the loss of personal care items came from her regular volunteer work with the food pantry. 
Needs Statement

Grant funding is needed to support operating expenses, including food purchases. Over the last 23 years the Food Pantry was fortunate to not have occupancy costs greater than $40/month for utilities.  Now that we have moved into a new facility, our expenses have increased although our electricity is paid by the Salvation Army of Woodford County.  We also have a new cargo van that was given to us for food pickup and deliveries which requires fuel, license, taxes, and maintenance.  The responsibility as a property owner also brings the expense of insurance.  The Food Pantry has gone from occupancy expenses of $480 annually to more than $8,600 annually.  

 
Ongoing community awareness is needed to assure continued monetary and food donations to support the Food Pantry as well as volunteer recruitment.  In 2015, we distributed 274,602 pounds of food, which equates to 228,835 meals when we use the Feeding America guideline of 1.2 pounds of food per meal. We could not operate without the 191 volunteers who donated 8,646 hours in 2015. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement

The Food Pantry is an all-volunteer organization operated  by many citizens and church members who want to make a difference.  We have been in existence for 24 years, and many of the volunteers who were a part of the original organization are still part of the organization  This shows their commitment and compassion for something they believe in. We serve a rural community where some residents don't realize there is a food pantry or that there is a need for one. One of the most exciting things about the Food Pantry has been the work done by students and Scout troops to continue supporting and serving the food pantry.  This continues to be a true community effort.

 
The Food Pantry has become my passion for volunteering and service.  The "staff" (regular volunteers) and clients have become extended family.  Clients and staff meet and greet each other in public, and family issues become staff issues.  For example, news of cancer for one of our clients had everyone looking for other ways to help. As volunteer staff for the Food Pantry, I am a source of food assistance, friend, confidante, information source, and someone to laugh and cry with. I accept this position willingly for my fellow Woodford Countians.
 
The community of Woodford County makes this work. 
Board Chair Statement  The Woodford County Food Pantry began in 1992 and has been an all volunteer program meeting the emergency hunger needs of our community. Through the collaborative and generous support of our churches, Woodford County Fiscal Court, civic groups, public and private schools, and businesses,  we have staffed our food pantry with volunteer workers and received donations to meet our needs. The capital campaign financed a new building to accommodate programs.    We are very optimistic this new building will continue to serve the needs of Woodford County for a very long time.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Woodford County

The Food Pantry serves all of Woodford County, including the towns of Midway and Versailles and the surrounding areas.  The zip codes served are 40347 and 40383.  Both are rural communities with a total county population of 25,077 per the 2010 census. Woodford County land mass is 191 square miles, with a population of 25,077 made up of 86.4% white, 6.7% Hispanic, and 4.9% black.

 


Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

 

The overall goal of the Food Pantry is (1) to help meet the immediate and emergency food needs of the at-risk families and individuals in Woodford County. Those considered at risk are low-income residents and include the working poor, individuals with disabilities or short- and long-term medical needs, senior citizens, and others facing food insecurity in our community.

In support of this overall goal, there are several supporting goals: (2) to maintain and increase local community awareness of and support for helping to meet these food needs; (3) to help support our low-income senior citizens with ongoing food assistance; and (4) to help the working-age poor who are unemployed or working for minimal wages/hours to meet emergency food needs and become or return to more independence.

StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

 

To meet our overall goal of meeting immediate and emergency food needs in the community, our strategies involve high quality, compassionate management of our resources and services. As an all-volunteer organization, extensive coordination to staff our operations is needed. On the days the Food Pantry is open for our client shopping experience, it takes 10 volunteers to conduct interviews, maintain client files, restock pantry shelves, assist clients in selections, coordinate perishables, and load the clients’ cars with the grocery cart full of items they receive. On commodity days (Underserved Communities, Senior Commodities), it takes 15-20 volunteers to unload the God’s Pantry truck, sort the items, organize the items into boxes, and load into client cars or make deliveries for some seniors. Regular volunteers are needed to maintain the warehouse (collecting donated food daily, sorting, and storage, weighing, checking temperatures) and the computer data system. At all times, our goal is to provide compassionate food assistance to our neighbors.

To meet the goal of community awareness and collaboration in providing services, strategies include working with other agencies, businesses, schools, churches, civic organizations, the local Farmers Market, and individual citizens. Activities include promoting food drives, local publicity and news articles, working with schools and individual students on service projects, seeking additional food sources particularly for fresh produce and protein sources, collaborating with other local food programs (Community Dinners, Meals and Mentors) by sharing our van and perishable donations, coordinating inmate community service with the local detention center, conducting annual fund raisers for cash donations, and seeking and submitting grant applications.

To help the elderly poor with ongoing food needs, we assist each eligible senior to participate in all three of our programs (pantry, Senior Commodities, Underserved Communities). We coordinate and provide deliveries to the Senior Citizens Center and Margaret Hall (HUD assisted living), and encourage off-site community services at Daisy Hill, where several of our long-time volunteers have retired.

To help the working-age poor to meet emergency needs and become more independent, we assist each eligible client to participate in two programs (pantry, Underserved Communities). Through our interviews on each visit, we check on health and other issues, providing information on other resources, making outside referrals, and assisting where we can. Many of our working-age clients have minimal wage/hours employment and move in and out of eligibility. A particular need in our community is our growing number of Hispanic families, and currently the Food Pantry has under-participation from this group. We will be strengthening our contacts with schools (ESL, family resource center) and churches having Hispanic ministries to reach this group.

CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?

 

The Food Pantry’s major asset is our large number of committed volunteers: 191 volunteers contributed 8,646 hours in 2015. Our community board meets quarterly and is comprised of directors representing 17 local churches, 8 other groups (Lions Club, Kiwanis, equine industry, etc.), and ex-officio community leaders (mayors, county judge executive, state representative). Our community support and volunteer network are extensive, and we are affiliated with Feeding America, God’s Pantry, and the Kentucky Food Bank Association. Despite being an all-volunteer organization, we have a strong management team, headed by our full-time executive director and supported by 15 senior “staff” with specific responsibilities who maintain particular areas and train volunteers. We have physical resources, including our 4,500 sq. ft. building which has a warehouse, large reception area, and pantry; multiple freezers and refrigerators for perishables; office equipment; and a donated van for pick-up and deliveries. These physical resources have been donated or supported through local generosity, but we need to build our monetary donations to maintain these physical assets in good repair with upgrades as needed. As we grow our participation of Hispanic families in need, we have some connections through the schools and member churches’ Hispanic ministries, but we need to build these connections as well as have stronger direct ties to this community. We may also need to provide information to potential donors for more culturally relevant food (e.g., masa flour/tortillas v. bread).

IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?

The following indicators about services are critical in assessing our progress toward our goals: number of clients and family members served by program, particularly the demographics, the number of seniors, number of Hispanics, number of clients making only one visit (emergency needs met), number of new clients, and clients receiving information on other resources. Other indicators assess the resources available to meet the needs: number of food drives, including new ones (v. annual drives); pounds and number of items of donated foods; amount of monetary donations; year to date financial reports; number of volunteers and total hours served. We also collect data from clients during each pantry visit regarding concerns, unmet needs, and impact of food received. All of this data is entered weekly and maintained in our computerized system. Our target is that 98% of the clients will have their immediate food needs met, and that 20% of the clients served will have their food needs met in one visit.

Progress on the overall client numbers, food drives, and donated foods are reported to our board quarterly by our executive director, along with oral and written comments and analysis on progress. Our treasurer, a CPA, provides quarterly financial reports as well. More complete data analysis is conducted every six months as part of reporting to United Way. We use the data to make improvements for high quality, compassionate management of our resources and services.

During the last ten years, Woodford County has experienced an increase in Hispanic/Latino families, particularly those with children under age 10. However, in 2014-15, our food pantry served only 23 Hispanic/Latino clients, compared to the 2015 Hispanic population of 1,680 (6.8% of our county population). The Hispanic/Latino children under age 18 now represent 11% of all Woodford County children. Looking only at younger children, 14.3% of all Woodford County children below age 10 live in Hispanic/Latino families. Interim milestones are to increase the number of Hispanic/Latino clients to 30 by 2017 and by 10 clients per year thereafter until we are closer to the estimated 100+ Hispanic/Latino families, generally among the working poor.

ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?

In 2015, the Food Pantry was able to serve 3,776 low-income families for a total of 7,529 individuals through our three programs. Of our non-duplicate 1,221 clients participating in pantry shopping, 205 (16.7%) only had to visit one time, meaning that emergency needs were met and they could continue without Food Pantry assistance. The net effect is that we are meeting the emergency food needs of the majority of our low-income residents.

Accomplishments in 2015-16 to date have included separately incorporating as a non-profit, setting up a board with wider community representation beyond the local churches, moving into our new building, increasing our warehouse and perishable storage, upgrading our computer data system, reorganizing to access and maximize the new Kroger Perishable Foods program, and increasing our Senior Commodities program from serving 96 seniors to 144. However, we are learning how to be an independent organization with capital assets (building, van) and how to address our monetary needs to maintain these assets. 2015 has been a major year of learning for us as an organization.

We have identified several potential barriers affecting the participation of Hispanic/Latino families. The most obvious one is the language barrier, where parents, particularly the mothers, have little to no English and limited skills in reading or writing in either English or Spanish. Several of our local churches have after-school tutoring programs to help the children with homework because these parents want their children to do well in school but are unable to assist in homework. A second barrier is that a number of the parents are without a social security card (may be on a green card or even undocumented), although many of the children, particularly the younger ones, have social security cards because they were born in the United States. (The Hispanic/Latino parents currently participating at our food pantry all have social security cards and speak adequate English, similar to our African American and other low-income parents.) Given that there are some restrictions from our external food sources, our food pantry may need to serve parents without documentation primarily from our own donated foods, meat and vouchers for milk and eggs. Other barriers are transportation and the timing of our programs. Low-income Hispanic families that do have a car usually do not have it available during the day due to the father’s use for low-wage employment, while most of our services are made available during the day to enable low-income seniors to access our food pantry, as well as to accommodate the large number of our volunteers who are also senior citizens and have trouble traveling at night. We have identified several people who can serve as an advisory group to begin addressing these concerns.

Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Peggy Carter Seal
Company Affiliation Retired - Education
Term Oct 2015 to Oct 2017
Email http://N/A
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mrs. Shirley Bond Retired; Kingsway AssemblyVoting
Mrs. Geraldine Brown Retired; St Paul's AMEVoting
Mrs. Anne Burford Retired; Midway ChristianVoting
Ms. Patricia Clark Retired; EmeritusNonVoting
Mr. John Coyle County Judge ExecutiveExofficio
Mr. William Dawson Retired; EmeritusNonVoting
Mrs. Vera Dawson Retired; EmeritusNonVoting
Mr. David Duggan Community -PastorVoting
Mrs. Penelope Evans Versailles Presbyterian SecretaryVoting
Mr. William Furlong Retired-Contractor-Engineer-KiwanisVoting
Mr. Fred Gudger Retired - Community representativeVoting
Mr. Robert Hall Retired - formerly CPAVoting
Mrs. Louise Jones St. John's EpiscopalVoting
Mr. James Kay Kentucky State RepresentativeExofficio
Ms. Sharron Lake Retired; Corresponding SecretaryVoting
Mrs. Rita Lauderdale Retired; Community representativeVoting
Mr. Dennis Marcinkewicz Retired; Southside ChristianVoting
Mrs. Phyllis Mattingly McCauley & Mattingly Attorneys at LawExofficio
Mrs. Eveleen Morton Retired; First BaptistVoting
Mr. William Leslie Phelps Retired - formerly Kentucky LRC; KiwanisVoting
Mrs. Nancy Redden Retired - Equine Business OwnerVoting
Mrs. Angela Richardson Volunteer; House of PrayerVoting
Mrs. Dottie Schmidt Retired; Pisgah PresbyterianVoting
Dr. Debbie Schumacher Campbellsville University; St Andrew's AnglicanVoting
Ms. Peggy Carter Seal Retired; Troy PresbyterianVoting
Ms. Niesje Spragens Retired; Midway PresbyterianVoting
Mrs. Celia Thompson Woodford County school teacher; First ChristianVoting
Mrs. Martha Thompson Volunteer; Versailles MethodistVoting
Mrs. Juanita Toler Faith BaptistVoting
Mr. Brian Traugott City of Versailles, MayorExofficio
Mrs. Missy Trumbore Volunteer; St Leo CatholicVoting
Mr. Grayson Vandergriff City of Midway, MayorExofficio
Mr. Wayne Wright Woodford County Sheriff; representing Lion's ClubVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 18
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 59%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mr. William Leslie Phelps
Company Affiliation Retired - Formerly Kentucky Legislative Research Commission
Term Oct 2015 to Oct 2017
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Nominating
Building
Comments
CEO Comments The Food Pantry is a member agency of God's Pantry Food Bank, which wants each of its member agencies to be a "Model Food Pantry" with a diversified board of community and church leaders, a strategic plan, and other features.  In 2015, we established a diversified Board with written policies and by-laws. However, as we develop as a new organization, we continue to identify areas for internal improvements.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Sharon Lynn Hardin
Term Start Feb 2008
Email shardin2007a@windstream.net
Experience The current Executive Director has been affiliated with the Food Pantry for 21 years.  She is a graduate of Midway College with a degree in Liberal Arts.  She worked in manufacturing for 25 years and the last 20 years of her career, she was a Financial Accountant.  She has been a wife, mother and has experience in family dynamics and feeding her family nutritious meals.  Working with the volunteers of the Food Pantry and the clients has become her goal in retirement.
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 15
Volunteers 191
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mrs. Linda Anderson Apr 1992 - Dec 1996
Ms. Patricia Clark Jan 1997 - Jan 2008
Senior Staff
Title Assistant Director of Operations
Experience/Biography Pat has been involved with the Food Pantry since its inception.  She knows the setup for the Food Pantry and the regulations and necessary paperwork requirements.  She is very familiar with the financials of the organization and has served as Treasurer.
Title Food Pantry Treasurer
Experience/Biography Robert is a retired CPA and is currently Treasurer for several non-profit organizations.  Robert is very experienced and gives sound advice for the operation of the Food Pantry.   He has served as part of the Board for three years.
Title Food Pantry Interview Coordinator
Experience/Biography Rita is a retired school teacher and part owner of a business.  She has been involved with the Food Pantry Board for six years.
Title Senior Commodities Coordinator
Experience/Biography Sharron is a valuable asset to the Food Pantry Board.  Sharron is retired from State Transportation Cabinet where she wrote numerous letters for the Director.  Sharron has been involved with the Food Pantry Board for 20+ years.
Title Senior Commodities Secretary
Experience/Biography Beverly is a retired computer programmer, formerly with IBM and APT Computer Services.
Title Warehouse Operations
Experience/Biography Fred is former military and also has business experience.
Title Warehouse Operations Assistant
Experience/Biography  Dickie is retired from Kroger Company and is familiar with stocking and dating.
Title Facilities Director
Experience/Biography Bill is retired, formerly with Kentucky state government (Legislative Research Commission)
Title Food Pantry Interviewer
Experience/Biography Elaine is a retired Fayette County school teacher.
Title Board Recording Secretary
Experience/Biography Debbie is a retired professor and currently adjuncting with Campbellsville University, Teacher Education
Title Warehouse Volunteer
Experience/Biography Ron is retired from Kroger Company  and is familiar with food stocking and dating.
Title Food Pantry Director
Experience/Biography Nancy is a business owner in the equine industry. She is familiar with retail business.
Title Volunteer Client Interviewer
Experience/Biography Norma is retired from two manufacturing companies where she did payroll and personnel work.
Title Warehouse Volunteer
Experience/Biography Steve is a retired educator.
Title Warehouse Volunteer
Experience/Biography Mr. Johnson is a retired Kentucky state employee and is currently a pastor for an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Comments
CEO Comments nondiscriminationThere are additional procedures and policies that need to be addressed by this Board and the staff of Food Pantry for Woodford County, Inc. Plans will follow later in the year to address these areas.
Description

The Food Pantry is open two days a week and serves an average of 110 clients a month through a shopping, self-selection experience for clients. Clients are screened by Food Pantry volunteer staff for proof of Woodford County residence, low-income, and Social Security numbers for the entire household. Clients receive donated dry and canned foods, breads, pastries, and sometimes meat, fruits, vegetables and other perishables. In addition, they receive foods purchased by the Food Pantry for the clients, such as meats, cheese, crackers, cereal, margarine, milk, and eggs as well as government commodities. During each visit, clients are assisted in filling a grocery cart with items according to family size, and come away with a full cart providing an estimated 7-10 days of food. Clients can only come to the Food Pantry once a month for a total of six times a year for full access to all of the food items listed above. However, they may come every month to receive government commodities. In 2015, this Food Pantry distributed 1,127 boxes of food to 407 different families with 980 members. Due to some families being served more than once, a total of 2,623 individuals were given food; 164 came only one time. These same clients received 113,560.42 pounds of food for 94,637 meals.

Budget 40200
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served At-Risk Populations, Families,
Description Our volunteer staff distributes food boxes for eligible seniors on the first Tuesday of each month, with the number increased from 96 to 144 boxes in February 2016. God's Pantry delivers the commodity foods, which we set up into about 40 pounds of non-perishable food items per box. We also provide breads, pastries and fresh produce if available. Seniors come to pick up their boxes, but we deliver to Margaret Hall's Assisted Living and the Senior Citizen Center which delivers to home-bound clients.  The qualifications are that the client must be 60 years of age, live in Woodford County, and meet the income requirements published by the Department of Agriculture for food assistance. This food program is an application program, with 144 actives and 15 clients on the waiting list. In 2015, we distributed 1,152 food boxes to 1,448 seniors (duplicate based on multiple visits).  A total of 59, 648 pounds of commodities and fresh vegetables were distributed, which equates to 49,707 meals.
Budget 600
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, At-Risk Populations,
Description  

On the third Wednesday of each month, 144 food boxes are distributed as part of the Food for Under Served Counties-Woodford. God's Pantry delivers the commodity foods for this program and the clients receive commodities, as well as frozen meats, breads and pastries donated by Sam's Club or Costco.   The clients can also receive fresh produce items. The clients receive large boxes of food once a month on a first-come, first-served basis. The requirements for this food distribution are Woodford County residency and low income. For 2015, 96,843 pounds of food was distributed for this program to 3,481 individuals (duplicate due to multiple visits), equivalent to 80,701 meals.

Budget 200
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served At-Risk Populations, General/Unspecified,
Program Comments
CEO Comments

As a member agency of God's Pantry Food Bank, we are always seeking ways to reach more clients.  Our goal is to reach those clients who are not seeking our assistance due to embarrassment or pride.  There are many senior citizens who are embarrassed to seek assistance because they had survived the "Great Depression" and they had raised gardens and lived off livestock and made do with what was available or did without.  Or they lived during war times when they had to deal with ration cards. They still have that sense of self-preservation.  Either they take care of themselves or they do without. As we address the issues facing younger family members, we ask about other family members and if there are others they know of who may need our assistance.  We ask them to let any family member, neighbor, or friend who may need help to contact us and also share information about our food programs.  We are currently signing up about 20 new clients a month.  There are many new clients who have just moved to this county and a neighbor or friend has referred them to the food pantry. We are also working to increase participation for our Hispanic/Latino families in Woodford County.

 

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2014
America's Second Harvest - Affiliate1995
United Way Member Agency1995
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $41,380.00
Projected Expenses $41,380.00
Spending Policy N/A
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
--$70,750$12,050
Government Contributions$50,000$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$50,000----
Individual Contributions$327,925$231,698$25,808
--$9,100--
------
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$10,450$17,549--
Revenue In-Kind------
Other----$27,405
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$10,172$19,689$24,930
Administration Expense$30,886$4,830$4,588
Fundraising Expense----$167
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.8813.422.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses2%80%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$435,281$318,722$53,230
Current Assets$55,933$113,329$50,450
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$435,281$318,722$6,315
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose The Food Pantry completed a capital campaign in 2014-2015 to complete our new building, which has been paid for outright with no debt.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments Food Pantry for Woodford, Inc. received its 501c3 in 2015 and does not have three years on financial information. Previously, the Food Pantry was under the charitable umbrella of the Ministerial Association of Woodford County.  Financial information applies only to the Food Pantry.
Address P. O. Box 1066
20 Field of Dreams Road
VERSAILLES , KY 403835066
Primary Phone 859 879-6373
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sharon Lynn Hardin
Board Chair Ms Peggy Carter Seal
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired - Education