Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen

Mission

It is the mission of the Soup Kitchen to provide a sanctuary where fellowship is nurtured, and a hot nourishing meal is served in an environment of respect and dignity.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

David Manson

Board President

Todd DeVries

Main address

301 S Boulevard

Idaho Falls, ID 83401 USA

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EIN

14-1892228

NTEE code info

Organization-Sponsored Eatery or Agency (K35)

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Programs and results

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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?

Daily Lunch

Started in 1985, the Soup Kitchen was a vision of two members of the Episcopal Church that provided a noon time meal to those in need on weekends.

The mission of the Soup Kitchen has grown to where it is now open seven days a week and serves over 55,000 meals a year. Dedicated teams of volunteers from most of the area’s churches and several organizations prepare, serve, and cleanup the meal using donations of food and money donated from the community. Those served by the Soup Kitchen include the homeless, transients, low income, elderly, children, unemployed, and handicapped. No qualifications are required, no questions are asked, and no religious views are fostered. It is the mission of the Soup Kitchen to provide a sanctuary where fellowship is nurtured, and a hot nourishing meal is served in an environment of respect and dignity.

Lunch is served daily throughout the year with the exception of Christmas and New Year's Day. The meal is served from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Health
Sexual identity
Social and economic status

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Idaho Food Bank 2015

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?

    Those served by the Soup Kitchen include the homeless, transients, low income, elderly, children, unemployed, and handicapped. No qualifications are required, no questions are asked, and no religious views are fostered.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We transitioned from a seated, in-person restaurant style lunch service to a fully to-go based service based on concerns from both the people we serve as well as our volunteers about COVID-19 related issues.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    Our guests have choices when it comes to their meals - we respect and accommodate allergies, requests for "seconds," beverage choices.

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen

Board of directors
as of 11/07/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Todd DeVries

Willow Sage Services Behavioral Health Clinic

Miranda Marquit

mirandamarquit.com

Karen Lansing

Habitat for Humanity, Idaho Falls Area

Suzanne Buchan

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Alicia Buchan

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Lea Colville

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Billie Nelson

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Patti Sherlock

Author

Cheryl Zimmer

Idaho State University

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 11/7/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/07/2021

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Policies and processes
  • 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.