FRANKLIN FOOD PANTRY INCORPORATED

Relieving Hunger. Nourishing Lives.

Franklin, MA   |  www.franklinfoodpantry.org

Mission

To alleviate food insecurity and compassionately empower our community through resources and collaboration.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Tina Powderly

Main address

PO Box 116

Franklin, MA 02038 USA

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EIN

04-3272663

NTEE code info

(Human Service Organizations) (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Weekend Backpack Program

The Franklin Food Pantry works with the Franklin elementary schools to provide backpacks to students (identified by the school nurses) for the weekends. These backpacks are filled with ready to eat/warm meals such as apple sauce cups, snacks, mac and cheese cups.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Mobile Pantry which delivers food monthly to select neighborhoods where people have difficulty getting to the Pantry.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of clients receiving the grocery shopping services

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

Age groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of produce distributed

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

Age groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of meals delivered

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

Age groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Our Mission
To alleviate food insecurity and compassionately empower our
community through resources and collaboration.

Our Vision
The Franklin Food Pantry will build a community in which
everyone in need has an improved quality of life through
nutritious food and supportive resources.

Our Focus Areas:
➢ Enhance Client Services
➢ Engage and Educate the Community
➢ Secure a New Location
➢ Elevate our Sustainable Infrastructure

Hired dedicated Fund Development professional; engaged HR consultant around compliance and infrastructure; built out Board with various experiences and expertise; strong financial profile

To date
➢ Conduct a client needs assessment
➢ Conduct a community needs assessment.
➢ Identified and secured a long-term space
➢ Created a long-term Fund Development Plan and Calendar
➢ Update Standard Operating Procedures for key events, operations and
financial activities

What's next
➢ Consider developing additional mobile sites .
➢ Data from a client survey will be used to implement programs and/or
referrals
➢ A communication plan and calendar, that includes a distribution list, and
press release dates will be used as a guide to communicate to the
Franklin community.
➢ We will create a vision and plan for the physical layout of a new space.
➢ We will launch a capital campaign, i
➢ Increase monthly donors by 20%.
➢ Develop a comprehensive technology strategy inclusive of operations,
client services, security, and internal functions.
➢ Conduct regular employee surveys.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Community residents who self-identify as having food insecurity, or who are referred to us from partner organizations.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We opened a Farmer's Market with fresh produce based on the feedback received in the survey.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We hope it indicates respect for our neighbors and offers empowerment opportunities for a population that often faces challenges out of one's control.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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FRANKLIN FOOD PANTRY INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 6/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jim Roche

Jim Roche

Suzanne Gendreau

Roberta Trahan

Nancy Schoen

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 04/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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