Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

NO MORE EMPTY POTS

aka No More Empty Pots

Omaha, NE

Mission

No More Empty Pots' mission is to serve as a conduit connecting individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency of people and economic resilience of local urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. No More Empty Pots' vision is to support communities in becoming self-sufficient and food secure through collaboration and adhering to our core values.

Our core values are:
Education: Consumers, Producers and Our Youth
Stewardship: Land Use and Community Resources
Sustainability: Triple Bottom Line - People, Planet, Profit

Ruling Year

2010

President/CEO

Nancy Williams

Main Address

8511 North 30th ST PO Box 12143

Omaha, NE 68112 USA

Keywords

food, workforce development, self-sufficiency, economic resiliency

EIN

27-2427728

 Number

7062325551

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Our programs

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Project Localize Omaha

Collaborative Community Centered Food Hub

Community Market Basket (CMB)

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Our Results

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Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Context notes

Total number of youth, adults and seniors served in program activities

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Community Market Basket (CMB)

Context notes

65 families served in the program for over 16 weeks in 2015

Number of jobs created and maintained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Context notes

Included full time, part-time and 1099 contractors for all programs and services in organization

Amount of local foods distributed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Community Market Basket (CMB)

Context notes

Pounds of local foods distributed through the Community Market Basket proram

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

NMEP serves as a catalyst for identifying individuals and groups to address challenges to improve self-sufficiency in urban and rural communities. Accomplishing those goals will move us closer to fulfilling our overall desire to link local and regional individuals and groups working to promote local sustainable business and improve self-sufficiency.

Goal 1: Transition to a more traditional organizational structure and build Food Hub to expand organizational capacity and respond to growing numbers of community requests for support for local food and sustainable urban ag education projects.

Goal 2: To engage in collective impact initiatives with diverse individuals and groups, for profit and nonprofit, that supports our mission of developing self-sufficient, economically resilient communities through expansion of food system educational, training and business development programs.

Goal 3: To fundraise for and renovate structures for food hub construction as NMEP continues to seek out cooperative opportunities for providing intergenerational, hands-on, applied STEM educational activities with a focus on food.

1. Develop collaborative partnerships that deliver effective results
2. Maximize resources by analyzing data and determining best course of action
3. Engage community stakeholders in activities that address systemic root causes of poverty on families, youth and seniors through education, training, finance, and business development while building leadership capacity of residents and communities

NMEP continues to expand collaborative education opportunities with TFO leading youth and sustainable gardening and healthy eating education for area rural and urban youth and launching the intergenerational gardening project with Holy Name Housing and Heartland Family Service at the North Omaha Intergenerational Campus. With NMEP there is a mutually beneficial relationship that positively impacts the desired long term community food outcomes.

In addition No More Empty Pots' leadership team is comprised of professionals, many with graduate degrees, with over 100 years combined experience in food systems, agriculture, recycling, youth development, training and professional development, project management, technology, and education.

1. Increase in projects with diverse partnerships in target areas
2. Improvement in efficiency and reduction in waste
3. Positive feedback and results from participants engaged in educational, financial, training and business development activities

1. PROJECT NAME: NMEP Organizational Capacity Building: OUTCOME: To expand capacity of organization in the community through collaboration and outreach. IMPACT: Staff completed NAM Executive Leadership Class; Engaged new donors: 125 individual & 5 foundation/program; Increased contracted staffing & programs; Updated operations manual & website; Three service projects: Creighton, UNO, UNL -45 students from Omaha to Lincoln that served diverse metro audiences. Publicity: The Reader &Edible Omaha.

2. PROJECT NAME: Truck Farm Omaha (TFO) OUTCOME: Youth learn to grow food, start or grow a business and develop leadership and teamwork skills. IMPACT: Sustainable urban ag education and STEM programming to over 3000 youth and adults; Increased staffing; Increased afterschool programming; Expanded outreach to community spaces including libraries; Secured funding to support training and new school garden programs.

3. PROJECT NAME: The Community Market Basket Project (CMB). OUTCOME: Provide fresh food from local farms to urban areas that lack reliable access; residents learn to prepare & preserve; improve food security and support resilient community economic system. IMPACT: 55 families received market baskets at CDHC, NUIHC; Over 50% 3rd year participants; Diverse audience: 19%AA, 19% White/Caucasian., 37% NA, 17% Latino, 8% Unknown; 20K lbs food distributed; Returned $5,800 to local economy via SNAP benefits. COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS: Tomato Tomato, Hunger Free Heartland, Alegent Health, Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition, Charles Drew Health Center.

4. PROJECT NAME: Collaborative Community Centered Food Hub. OUTCOMES: Green job creation; training opportunities for low income, unemployed and underemployed populations; increased access to healthy local food; positive community engagement. IMPACT: Fundraising study and set goals for 24 months; Connected with 20 potential donors; Awarded grant for refrigerated truck; Expanded number of partners: organics recovery using composting vermiculture techniques; Support Farms to Omaha, Metro Area Food Policy council, Food Waste Working Group. ADDITIONAL INFO: Secured Slate Architecture for shared commercial kitchen design, soliciting donors, engaging policy decision makers to ensure updated zoning & coding policies.

NMEP continues to expand collaborative education opportunities with TFO leading youth and sustainable gardening and healthy eating education for area rural and urban youth and launching the intergenerational gardening project with Holy Name Housing and Heartland Family Service at the North Omaha Intergenerational Campus. With NMEP there is a mutually beneficial relationship that positively impacts the desired long term community food outcomes.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Chamber of Commerce

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM)

Financials

NO MORE EMPTY POTS

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

ETHICS & 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

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We do not track income levels of the board. We request referrals from agencies that support diversity practices.