ROCK RIVER VALLEY PANTRY

Respecting Responding Valuing Partnering

Rockford, IL   |  www.rrvp.org

Mission

Rock River Valley Pantry fights hunger in the community by providing nutritious food to those in urgent need. To serve our clients with respect and dignity. To provide quality food for balanced meals. To be accountable to donors. To involve volunteers. To partner with other hunger agencies. To educate the community on hunger issues.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Kim AdamsBakke

Main address

421 S Rockton Ave

Rockford, IL 61102 USA

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EIN

36-3135643

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Winnebago County's level of poverty is currently at 16% which is higher than the State of IL average. In the city of Rockford located in Winnebago county, where the two RRVP pantry sites are located, 25% of the people live at or below the poverty line. People struggle to provide safe housing for themselves and family, struggle to provide enough food for the people living in their home, and also struggle to cover the cost of medicine, utilities, and insurance. Some forgo groceries in order to maintain a home, put gas in their car to go to work, or pay for prescriptions. When this happens some people will turn to local pantries for help.

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?

Choice Pantry

The RRVP operates two pantries, both located in economically depressed neighborhoods in the greater Rockford, IL. area. Both sites are open Monday through Friday, one site in the morning and the other location in the afternoon. We are a community based food pantry and are reliant on donors, grants, and fundraising efforts.

Currently the rate of poverty in Rockford is 25% and the need for food assistance is great. The RRVP and its army of volunteers provides food for 6,500 clients per month. Children are almost 40% of the client base and older adults are 8%.

Due to strong support for our program we were able to distribute 1.5 million pounds of food during our last fiscal year.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The RRVP's mission is to provide emergency food to those in need. Currently we provide up to four days of nutritious food, that meets the USDA dietary recommendations. The provisions are appropriate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. Clients may use our services one time per month and receive the full allotment, if they need additional help they can receive a partial allocation and a list of additional resources in the community. The RRVP volunteer Master Gardeners raise organic produce in our 28 raised bed garden, which supplements the rescued/donated produce that we receive from the local grocery stores.

By operating two locations, both in economically depressed areas, we bring the service to the people who are in need of food for themselves and or family members. Through donations, purchases and state issued commodities clients may select food in the basic food groups that they prefer. We promote our services through local human service agencies, online, through presentations, and the media. In our garden the Master Gardeners introduce clients to produce that they could easily grow themselves, may provide seeds and transplants, and are available to answer questions and offer helpful suggestions. This is a great way for clients to become less dependant on agencies for their food needs.

As an agency that has been providing services for over 40 years we believe that we are capable of meeting the needs to those going hungry in our community. Last fiscal year we had over 23,000 visits and assisted more than 80,000 clients living in those households. Our food rescue program, food donations, garden produce, and food purchases allowed us to distribute more than 1,500,000 pounds of food. A small staff, but a large corps of volunteers, enable the RRVP to fulfill it's role in the community.

We deliver services five days a week and operate two sites, one site located in a sliding scale community health clinic.
Our partnerships are numerous and include, but are not limited to: regional food bank and local pantries, U of IL Extension office, homebound food delivery, emergency pet food pantry, and a resource area for job placement, GED studies, supplemental insurance for the poor and disabled.
We were recognized in 2015 as the Excelsior winner. A prestigious community based honor that we had been nominated for numerous times, and finally awarded.

Financials

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Operations

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ROCK RIVER VALLEY PANTRY

Board of directors
as of 12/6/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jon Lang

AB Farms

Term: 2017 - 2020


Board co-chair

Dorice Royce

Retired, R. N.

Term: 2017 - 2020

Jon Bauch

Martin Automatic

Nonie Broski

Gift it, Rockford

Ken Buss

YMCA, Retired

Joann Coffey

Ingenium

Dave Denowh

Concurrent Computer Corp.

Sean Grennan

WipFLi

Colin Hurka

MC Products

David Juhre

Palm Marketing

Brian Lee

Schnuck's Supermarkets

Cindy Leib

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Fred Lierman

Technical Writer

Tim Manning

Woodward

Amy Sola

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Tyler Slack

Williams-McCarthy Law

Lori Wallace

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Ron Welte

Com Ed, Retired

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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No