DONT FORGET TO FEED ME PET FOOD BANK, INC.

Because no owner should have to choose between stay...or go.

aka DF2FM, Don't Forget to Feed Me   |   Fort Worth, TX   |  https://www.dontforgettofeedme.org/

Mission

The mission of Don’t Forget to Feed Me (DF2FM) is to supply pet food to local agencies in support of pet owners while educating the public about pet food insecurity. By providing pet food for those in need during challenging financial times and increasing awareness, we offer an alternative to surrendering —or worse, abandoning—a family pet. Don’t Forget to Feed Me helps to ensure that no pet owner must choose between stay…or go.

Ruling year info

2011

Director

Maria Koegl

Main address

PO Box 471277

Fort Worth, TX 76147 USA

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EIN

27-4230499

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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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?

Stay...or Go

Stay…or Go is Don’t Forget to Feed Me’s original pet food collection and distribution program, working with local food pantries in support of pet owners. By providing pet food for those in need during challenging financial times, we offer an alternative to surrendering — or worse, abandoning — a family pet.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Home, Not Alone is a program designed to help senior citizens keep their companion animals despite income and transportation challenges. Working through a partnership with Senior Citizens Services of Greater Tarrant County, Don’t Forget to Feed Me provides free pet food to seniors across North Texas every two weeks.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

The Maverick Fund is a designated fund specifically to help individual pet-owning households who have experienced catastrophic events, such as house fires, tornado damage, etc. which have left the pet owner without needed resources to properly care for pets. DF2FM works with the American Red Cross – North Texas Region to identify and support pet owners who qualify for assistance.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Total pounds of pet food and litter distributed

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

Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pounds of food distributed

Number of distribution outlets for products

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

Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of distribution partners including Home, Not Alone program

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Ultimately, DF2FM serves an end user who is a pet owner facing food insecurity, financial hardship, or financial limitations due to social security fixed income. By providing pet-specific food to food pantries and low-income senior centers, we are able to reach those populations directly through their efforts.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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?

    Our strategic plan included expanding our services eastward into Dallas county. However, upon receiving feedback from local organizations who we already serve, we found there to be more need closer to us that wasn't being met. Our board discussed the issue and decided it is in our best interest to fully serve the immediate area before moving farther eastward. The expansion has been postponed to a later time period in the plan.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

    As an organization, asking for feedback has been very helpful to make sure we are providing the needed amount of support to our partnering organizations. We have realized that some organizations have more need then originally estimated and have shifted resources to accommodate them. In addition, we are establishing procedures for those organizations to request additional pet food in between deliveries should the need arise.

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

    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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Board of directors
as of 08/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander CPA

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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/15/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.