Feed Fayette Eating Education and Delivery Inc.
2406 HARRODS POINTE TRACE
LEXINGTON KY 40514
Contact Information
Nonprofit Feed Fayette Eating Education and Delivery Inc.
Address 2406 HARRODS POINTE TRACE
LEXINGTON, KY 40514
Phone (859) 825-8335
Contact Name Mandy Otis
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

FEED would not exist without the generosity of the companies and individuals in our community who support us. There are many ways that the community can contribute to feeding children in Fayette County Public Schools:

* Monetary Donations ($6 provides one bag of food for one child over the weekend) 

* Volunteer Hours: We utilize volunteers to pick up food from God's Pantry, pack bags, and deliver food to schools who need assistance with manpower.

* Hold a food drive: There are items we always need and use frequently such as single serving shelf stable milk, jars of peanut butter, macaroni n' cheese, canned fruits, canned vegetables, pudding, granola bars, Nutri-Grain bars, single serving Chef Boyardee, single serve bags of chips, crackers, cans of soup, and any other single serving snacks.

Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement

To provide supplemental food over the weekend and during holidays to children in need in Fayette County Public Schools.

FEED offers financial resources and volunteer support to Fayette County Public Schools to provide weekend bags of food to children in need. These financial resources are to help fill in the gaps in existing backpack programs.

Background Statement

Since January 2017, FEED has been working in partnership with God’s Pantry to provide weekend meals to students in need in Fayette County Public Schools. This effort began at Garden Springs Elementary with 36 bags of food and has expanded to 200 with community and corporate support. Food is sent home on Fridays with children who have been identified as requiring additional assistance by the Family Resource Coordinator (FRC) at each school. This food helps to "bridge the gap" at home until children return to school on Monday. Bags are also sent home over winter and spring and breaks and typically contain extra items for the extended period of time. In addition to providing food to kids in Fayette County Public Schools, FEED aims to raise awareness of the need for weekend food and thus create a network of school personnel, parents, and advocates who can work to address food insecurity among children in Fayette County.

 
Impact Statement

Since January 2017, FEED has been working in partnership with God’s Pantry to provide weekend meals to students in need in Fayette County. 

FEED operates in partnership with local churches, Family Resource Coordinators, and volunteers to ensure that weekend food needs are fulfilled at each of our partner schools. Our long-term goal is to create a community of school personnel, parents, non-profit organizations, and advocates to ensure that no student in Fayette County goes hungry when school is not in session.

FEED currently serves approximately 200 Fayette County students ranging from elementary to high school. FEED has also provided food bags over holiday breaks for approximately 100 students in the past 2 years. There are currently about 180 children a week who qualify for weekend food assistance, but because of funding gaps, do not receive a food bag. Our goal is to continue to serve the children we are currently serving and "fill in the gaps" for the remaining 180 still in need.

 

Needs Statement

FEED provides financial resources as well as donated food and volunteers to our partner schools. Our approximate cost per bag of food is $6.00, with shelf stable milk being our most expensive item. 

*$25 will feed approximately 4 children over one weekend, depending on a particular school's needs.

*$50 will feed approximately 8 children for one weekend.

*$75 will feed approximately 12 children for one weekend.

*$100 will feed approximately 16 children for one weekend.

*$150 will feed approximately 25 children for one weekend.

*$250 will feed approximately 41 children for one weekend.

We are always in need of volunteers to pick up food from God's Pantry, pack bags according to the school menu, and deliver bags to schools. Food drives are also helpful as there are several items we commonly use:

*Shelf-stable milk

*Jars of peanut butter

*Canned fruits and vegetables (pull top)

*Pudding cups

* Granola bars or Nutri-Grain bars

* Single serving snacks, such as bags of chips and crackers

*Macaroni and cheese

*Ramen Noodles
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Children's and Youth Services
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Fayette County
FEED offers financial resources and volunteer support to Fayette County Public Schools to provide weekend bags of food to children in need. These resources are provided to help "fill in the gaps" in existing backpack programs.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.
Our goals include securing a complete inventory of weekend food needs in Fayette County Public Schools on a yearly basis to determine where our services can be most effectively used, continuing to raise funds to allow us to serve incrementally more schools and more students each year, and to raise awareness of food needs and food insecurity in Fayette County Public Schools.
 
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

In order to determine weekend food needs in Fayette County, FEED met with the Director of Student Support Services for Fayette County Public Schools to determine the amount of need for the next school year and where the need is greatest. We were invited to present about the function and purpose of our organization at a large meeting of all Family Resource Coordinators in the district. It is our intention to keep an open line of communication with these groups to determine where our services can be most effectively utilized.

We have also implemented a corporate sponsorship packet in order to invite community businesses to sponsor schools located in their communities. We have found that many businesses are eager to give back and doing so in their own neighborhoods is effective way to help students and foster community engagement with our program.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?

Our Board of Directors consists of professional individuals with a wide array of expertise. We have legal expertise, accounting experience, and a wide variety of fundraising experience including those with special certifications and grant writing experience. We also have a marketing and branding professional.

Each individual brings in personal knowledge and networks that have been utilized to grow our mission and our financial capabilities. We have already received grants and corporate sponsorships to fulfill a large portion of our commitment for the upcoming school year.

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?

We began this mission in January 2017 serving 36 students. That number has increased over the last two years to approximately 200 for the upcoming school year. We have established communication with the school district, Family Resources Coordinators, and several community churches to discuss district needs and the most effective way to meet them for as many students as possible.  

Board Chair
Board Chair Shannon Smith
Company Affiliation American Heart Association
Term Jan 2019 to Jan 2021
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Sylvia LovelyAzur Food GroupVoting
Jennifer McChordMcChord, Inc.Voting
Christy MorrisCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mandy OtisRegistered AgentVoting
Shannon SmithAmerican Heart AssociationVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
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 10
Standing Committees
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director All Volunteer
Term Start June 2019
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 10
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? N/A
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
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Description

FEED offers financial resources and volunteer support to Fayette County Public Schools to provide weekend bags of food to children in need. These financial resources are provided on an application basis to help "fill in the gaps" in existing backpack programs.

 

We operate in partnership with local churches, Family Resource Coordinators, and volunteers to ensure that weekend food needs are fulfilled at each of our partner schools. Our long-term goal is to create a community of school personnel, parents, non-profit organizations, and advocates to ensure that no student in Fayette County goes hungry when school is not in session.

Bags typically contain shelf stable milk, fruit, vegetable, protein, grain, and a snack. One bag of food costs approximately $6, with shelf stable milk being the most expensive item. A piece of fresh fruit or a vegetable are provided when available.

Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
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 No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $37,000.00
Projected Expenses $36,365.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Amount Raised To Date 7242 as of Jan 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 in June 2019 and does not yet have a full year of financial information.
Address 2406 HARRODS POINTE TRACE
LEXINGTON, KY 40514
Primary Phone 859 825-8335
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
Board Chair Shannon Smith
Board Chair Company Affiliation American Heart Association