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SONSHINE SOUP KITCHEN

Derry, NH   |  www.sonshinesoupkitchen.org

Mission

For the glory of God, the Sonshine Soup Kitchen feeds the hungry, clothes the cold and barefoot, and offers hope to the despairing.

Notes from the nonprofit

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Link for online donations

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Christine Fudala

Main address

6 Crystal Ave.

Derry, NH 03038 USA

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EIN

02-0438520

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Congregate Meals (K34)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working on ending hunger in our community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Free meals

As of June 6th, we have reopened our dining room for in house dining. We offer a three course free, nutritious meal, Monday through Thursday 4:15-5:00. We also offer many healthy options to take home, such as fresh produce, milk and juice and breakfast items.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Work status and occupations
Social and economic status
Health
Family relationships

Where we work

Awards

Business of the Year 2017

Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Free meals

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These figures include In-kind donations of food we receive, and food purchases from a food bank at much lower costs than retail/wholesale value.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to continue to serve a free, nutritious meal Monday through Thursday.

We apply for grants to help add to the generous donations that support this mission.

We have volunteers that work in many different capacities of fund raising for us.

The Sonshine Soup Kitchen has been serving the hungry for 35 years, we would like to keep doing so.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SONSHINE SOUP KITCHEN

Board of directors
as of 05/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Rocco Gervino


Board co-chair

Ralph Valentine

Cynthia Cleary, Secretary

Londonderry United Methodist Church

Jan Daigle

Laura El-Azem

Rocco Gervino

Margaret Ives

Nicholas Curro, Treasurer

Rick Brownell, Jr.

Brad Segal

Gail Colglazier

Bill Vultaggio

Bob Richard

Captain Mike LaValley

Derry Fire Department

Lisa Sussman

Donna Hassy

Bob Richard

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/27/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/27/2024

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.