GET HEALTH DESOTO INC

aka DeSoto Farmers Market   |   Desoto, MO   |  www.gethealthydesoto.org

Mission

…having a long-lasting positive impact on the health and safety of the De Soto community by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, through programs promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition, weight control and disease and injury prevention.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Melissa McAlpine

Main address

1002 Rock Rd.

Desoto, MO 63020 USA

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Formerly known as

DeSoto Farmers Market

EIN

20-2040314

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

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Our programs

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

Winter Flakes

10K/5K/1 mile run or walk

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

A running program developed for novice runners that gets them ready for the Winter Flakes Race.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

A program targeting fourth graders at the local elementary school that encourages walking to school. The program assigns volunteers to walk with the students during the morning.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

De Soto Farmers’ Market, one of Get Healthy DeSoto’s most successful programs, was established in March 2009. It serves De Soto and the surrounding area and communities.
In De Soto, 15.6% of families live below the poverty level and, according to a needs assessment, conducted in 2007 by the Jefferson County Health Department and Get Healthy De Soto, only 22% of De Soto adults eat two or more fruits and vegetables per day. This is despite research indicating the positive impact of fruit and vegetable intake.
De Soto Farmers’ Market was established in large part to address the above needs and to increase access to locally grown fruits and vegetables. Fresh produce at the market is grown within a 75 mile radius of De Soto.
The market is a collaboration of Get Healthy De Soto, City of De Soto, Missouri Extension, Jefferson County Health Department and local farmers. It was the first and is the only farmers’ market in the De Soto region.
De Soto Farmers’ Market’s mission is “to provide access to fresh local produce and artisans in an environment that encourages healthy eating, healthy living and fosters community connections.”

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

Get Healthy DeSoto embraces the concept of community gardening and has established a community garden; the Vineland Herb Garden. We believe this will benefit individuals, local restaurant establishments, and the overall community.
We enthusiastically invite you to take part! The Vineland Herb Garden is located on Vineland School Rd., next to the Superintendent’s Office. There are several volunteers who work the beds, and Phil and Mary Ann Gebhardt help coordinate the work. In the case of the herb garden, we sell sponsorships for $50, $40, and $20 to cover expenses for each raised bed. The Garden Master handles most of the planting and maintenance, but people in the community are welcome to work in the beds whenever they have the time and interest. Also, people in the community can share in the harvest. Anyone in the community may stop by for herbs whenever they are in season, including local restaurants who would like to use the fresh herbs in their culinary pursuits.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

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Financials

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GET HEALTH DESOTO INC

Board of directors
as of 4/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Terri Walker

James Akers

Kathey Compton

Dorean Dow

Pam Downs

Andrew Held

Mark Mahn

Angelina Rowden

Pat Schaeffer

Jim Thomas

Kelley Vollmar

Terri Walker

Doug Weber

Board leadership practices

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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? 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