MARCELLA'S KITCHEN

Serving with Love, Loving to Serve

Benton, KY   |  www.marcellaskitchen.com

Mission

Founded on unity, love, and acceptance, Marcella's Kitchen exists to unite a community of believers to be Christ's hand extended by loving and providing meals for those in need.

Ruling year info

2011

Founder

Ms. Marcella R. Perkins

Director

Charity Sanders

Main address

P.O. Box 272

Benton, KY 42025 USA

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Formerly known as

MARCELLA'S KITCHEN

EIN

27-5083464

NTEE code info

Organization-Sponsored Eatery or Agency (K35)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

By purchasing our facility in the heart of Benton, Kentucky, we will be able to reach more individuals in need. For 7 years, we have been limited to the amount of individuals we could serve because of "space constraints" as well as "difficulty to get to our current location". After the renovation of this building, we will be able to rent our facility for events in which the revenue from the rentals will serve to help fund the ministry.

Our programs

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

Community Kitchen Luncheon

This is the entire purpose of Marcella's Kitchen. Monday through Friday, from 11 am to 1 pm, Marcella's Kitchen opens its doors to anyone in need, providing a full meal (entree, side dishes, bread, drinks, and dessert) free of charge. The door is open to anyone with no qualifications. Basically, if someone shows up at the door, they are fed. From May 2011 to July, 2018, the kitchen has served over 120,000 meals to those in need in Marshall County.

In 2019, we moved into a newly renovated facility in the heart of Benton, KY. We have seen our numbers simply sore since the move and since COVID-19. We also launched Marcella's Kitchen On the Move which delivers meals to homebound individuals. In 2020 alone, we served 50,539 meals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

On September 1, 2017, the Marshall County Community Kitchen (dba Marcella's Kitchen) closed on a building in central Benton, Kentucky. This new space will be the permanent home of Marcella's Kitchen. Up to this point, the Kitchen has been operating out of the Draffenville Community Center (space owned by Marshall County) with limited capacity and a limited prep kitchen.
The new space is the former professional medical building for the old Marshall County Hospital (a new hospital was built a few years ago).
Our challenge is to convert the old space to a functioning community kitchen with seating for 200, and a commercial grade kitchen. It is our belief that by moving into central Benton, KY we will serve double the number of people that we currently serve. Our current location is difficult to get to without auto transportation.
The demolition wad accomplished with only volunteer help.
Our General Contractor has presented his budget to the Board and renovations are currently underway.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We have fed special needs adults at least 3 days a week since 2014.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We are striving to feed more people in need in Marshall County, Kentucky. There are many hungry people in our county and our goals include reaching more people once we are in our new facility as well as reaching out to other parts of the county through mobile meals.

We have launched our capital fundraising campaign in June, 2017 and all funds raised will go toward the renovations of our facility.

We believe our fund raising committee will raise the funds needed for the renovations.

We have saved over $300,000 in the past 7 years. We also have plans to deliver meals to those in need once we have more space in our new commercial kitchen.

Financials

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Operations

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

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MARCELLA'S KITCHEN

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

Mr. Mark Donohoo

President, Apex Engineering in Calvert City, KY

Term: 2011 -

Kevin Knees

Owner, Hutchens BBQ Restaurant, Benton, KY

Linda Nelson

Retired Admin Assistant to Plant Manager Westlake, Calvert City

Doug Galyen

Harris Real Estate and Auction Company

Sandra Allison

Dr. Robert Beale, Office Manager

Melissa Elrod

Benton-Central Family Resource Center, Coordinator

David Bernt

Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, Trustee / retired Logistics Manager

Marcella Perkins

Founder of Marshal County Community Kitchen / retired dental office manager

Ron Welch

Marshall County Jail, Minister

Nancy Angel

Retired Manufacturing Manager

Mary Pitts

Retired, MSU Assistant

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