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Imperial Valley Food Bank

Imperial, CA   |  http://www.ivfoodbank.com/

Mission

The Imperial Valley Food Bank's (IVFB) mission is "Fighting Hunger - Bringing Health and Hope to the Imperial Valley." IVFB's vision is to ensure that all residents have access to nutritionally valuable foods, gain the nutritional education needed to become self-reliant, make healthier food choices, and improve the quality of life within our community.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Ms. Sara Griffen

Main address

486 West Aten Road

Imperial, CA 92251 USA

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EIN

33-0633364

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Community Food Distributions

The Imperial Valley Food Bank distributes food throughout the Imperial Valley in two main ways: by providing food to agencies and churches that distribute food for their neighbors and by a direct service Mobile Food Pantry, operated by the IV Food Bank, that serves the areas of the Valley where there are not partner agencies.

The food we distribute is gathered from many sources. The principle source is the USDA Commodity program known as the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP). We also rescue food from local farms, grocery stores, local distribution facilities, from food drives and whenever possible, we purchase food to fill the gaps in our food supply.

Population(s) Served

The Weekend Backpack Program provides a solution to weekend hunger. Teachers identify the most at-risk students who are then given food to fill their backpacks on Fridays when they leave school.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Food poundage distributed per year

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Food Distributions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We do not define our success by this metric increasing because that means more people in our community are food insecure. We ensure that we are distributing enough food to serve all families in need.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The food insecurity rate in the Imperial County is estimated to be 17% for all residents. Tragically, it is 33% for Imperial County children. These rates remain one of the worst in the nation and the highest for childhood hunger in the state of California.

We know that alleviating hunger can strengthen the community as a whole. If people have enough nutritious food to eat then kids learn more at school, people are sick less often, workers are more productive, crime declines and the cycle of poverty can end its vicious spiral.

Our aim is to ensure all residents have access to nutritionally valuable food.

The Imperial Valley Food Bank has a host of programs that address food security in Imperial County.

The Imperial Valley Food Bank distributes food throughout the Imperial Valley in two main ways: by providing food to agencies and churches that distribute food for their neighbors and by a direct service Mobile Food Pantry, operated by the IV Food Bank, that serves the areas of the Valley where there are not partner agencies.

The Weekend Backpack Program provides a solution to weekend hunger. Teachers identify the most at-risk students who are then given food to fill their backpacks on Fridays when they leave school.

While we are proud to distribute a wide variety of healthy food, we know that there is great dignity in a person being able to purchase and choose their own. That is why we have staff that specialize in helping people navigate the process to apply for CalFresh (SNAP).

Financials

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Imperial Valley Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 07/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shelly Wilkinson

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Team

Shelly Wilkinson

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Team

Bob Barros

Mitosinka, Barros & Sharp, an Accountancy Corp.

Elvira Gonzalez

Mechanics Bank

Kris Becker

Superior Court of California

Josephine Conway

Retired teacher

Lizandro Escobosa

Financial Partners Credit Union

Ed McGrew

Magco

Tom Muller

Rabo Agrifinance

Jean Oswalt

Jean M. Oswalt, CPA

Sharon Stegmuller

Imperial Pre-Mix & DEF Products

James Abatti

Madjac Farms, Inc

Renato Montaño

Imperial County Office of Education

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/3/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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