Food Bank of the Southern Tier

aka Food Bank of the Southern Tier   |   Elmira, NY   |  www.foodbankst.org

Mission

Working together to build and sustain hunger-free communities throughout the Southern Tier of New York State.

Ruling year info

1946

Principal Officer

Ms. Natasha R Thompson

Main address

388 Upper Oakwood Avenue

Elmira, NY 14903 USA

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EIN

20-8808059

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Programs and results

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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?

Food Bank of the Southern Tier (hunger relief)

The Food Bank acquires and distributes food to over 160 partner agencies and also operates two direct service programs: the BackPack Program and the Mobile Food Pantry.

Population(s) Served

The BackPack Program distributes food to children at risk of hunger, over weekend and holiday breaks, when free/reduced price school meals are not available.  The program currently operates in 19 of the 41 school districts throughout our six-county serivice area, service over 1,300 children.  Phase II of our capital campaign program includes a fundraising initiative to provide enough funding to expand the program to all 41 school districts.

Population(s) Served

The Mobile Food Pantry Program consists of two converted 35' beverage trucks that deliver fresh produce, dairy products, and other food and grocery items directly to rural and high-need areas of our six-county service region.  Two mobile food pantry trucks distribut about 2.5 million pounds of food annually.

Population(s) Served

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Awards

Food Bank of the Year 2017

Feeding America

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2011

Goals & Strategy

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

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is committed to creating a future without where access to healthy food by all is recognized as fundamental to the well-being and success of individuals and the foundation of a strong, vibrant society.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joe Thomas

Retired (Cornell University)

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? 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? Yes