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Central Illinois Foodbank, Inc.

Springfield, IL   |  http://www.centralilfoodbank.org

Mission

Central Illinois Foodbank's mission is to provide food, and develop awareness of and creative solutions for food insecurity.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Pam Molitoris

Main address

PO Box 8228 1937 E Cook Street

Springfield, IL 62791 USA

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EIN

37-1106465

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Central Illinois Foodbank's mission is to provide food, and develop awareness of and creative solutions for food insecurity. The Foodbank works with over 150 feeding programs throughout its 21-county service area to serve over 100,000 food insecure individuals and families.

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?

Kids Cafe and Summer Feeding Program

Central Illinois Foodbank provides food through the Kids Cafe, Summer Food and Healthy Foods Distribution Programs. In response to COVID, Central Illinois Foodbank has focused on working with remote learning sites and/or emergency childcare sites for essential workers, including Boys & Girls Club of Central Illinois, St. Patrick Catholic School, and YMCA. We are working with these groups to provide nutritious sack lunches and/or frozen meals that students may take home and have as a hot meal.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Central Illinois Foodbank’s Healthy Foods Distribution Program has been evolving over the past several years as it became more apparent that the need for foods higher in nutritional content (dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, and protein) is essential to the health and well-being of the individuals served through Central Illinois Foodbank and its partners. The distribution of healthier foods is not only crucial for individuals suffering from long term health issues such as diabetes and hypertension, but also for children to provide the foundation needed for proper physical and cognitive growth and development.

The implementation of various COVID Relief programs have allowed us to organize drive-up food giveaways to continue to distribute large quantities of produce, protein, and dairy products in pre-packaged boxes while following CDC social distancing guidelines.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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.

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total pounds of food distributed throughout the service area.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total pounds of fresh produce distributed throughout the service area.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteer hours were reduced in 2020/2021 due to social distancing guidelines and occupancy limits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Central Illinois Foodbank has established the following goals for FY2022
• Distribute 10.5 million pounds of food throughout a 21 county service area.
• 3.8 million pounds of fresh produce, protein, and dairy will be distributed through feeding assistance programs, including Healthy Foods Distributions.
• Provide 250 meal distributions through youth programs.
• Utilize 6,000 volunteer hours.
• Maintain a passing score of at least 700 on AIB (Food Safety Audit).

• Distribute 10.5 million pounds of food throughout a 21 county service area.
The Foodbank works with more than 150 feeding assistance partners including food pantries, soup kitchens, residential programs, and children's and senior's programs to provide grocery products for those who are food insecure. Product is either picked up from the Foodbank's warehouse or delivered to partners in refrigerated trucks.
• 3.8 million pounds of fresh produce, protein, and dairy will be distributed through feeding assistance programs, including Healthy Foods Distributions and schools.
The Foodbank works with growers and a produce mixing center to procure fresh fruits and vegetables to be distributed through a variety of methods including direct distribution to those in need. Produce, lean protein and dairy are provided through a farmer's market style distribution at various locations throughout the service area.
• Providing at least 250 meal distributions through Kids Café, Summer Food Program, and other children’s initiatives.
The Foodbank works with a number of child serving agencies to provide meals during the school year and summer.
• Utilize 6,000 volunteer hours
Volunteers are utilized in a variety of ways, including picking up product from retail locations, performing clerical functions, sorting food, cleaning, and helping manage product at Healthy Foods Distributions, as well as delivering fresh produce to schools and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
• Maintain a passing score of at least 700 on AIB (Food Safety Audit)
Central Illinois Foodbank conducts an independent food safety audit with AIB annually. The audit is designed to look at the processes related to food safety within the warehouse. It also addresses procedures to ensure that food safety is not compromised as a result malicious intent.

Central Illinois Foodbank has a number of resources available which provide a strong foundation and capabilities to set and achieve ambitious goals as those previously outlined. The Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest food relief organization. As a member, the Foodbank benefits from best practices, funding opportunities, a collective voice and a contract which outlines minimum standards for each member. The contract outlines guidelines which encourage financial strength, accountability to the communities served, food safety, board governance and transparency to donors.

This network of food banks relies of each member to share best practices related to programs, fundraising, social media, and advocacy. In addition, Central Illinois Foodbank is also a member of Feeding Illinois, an association of 8 food banks serving Illinois. This association provides assistance in state-wide advocacy and resource development.

The Foodbank has maintained a strong financial position for the last several years which allows it to explore new partnerships and programs without a threat of existing programs being compromised. This has been made possible through strong relationships with donors, partners and volunteers.

Central Illinois Foodbank's fiscal year began on June 1, 2020 and ended on May 31, 2021. Since that time, the Foodbank achieved the following:
• Distributed 12 million pounds of food.
• Distributed 6.8 million pounds of fresh produce, protein, and dairy.
• Utilized 5,500 volunteers hours.
• Received a score of 900 on our annual AIB Audit.
The Foodbank looks forward to meeting or exceeding each of the goals outlined. As the board and staff look toward the future, the intent is to continue to establish collaborative efforts to distribute more produce and other foods that are high in nutrients to our neighbors.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Central Illinois Foodbank, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robbie Robert

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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 10/10/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/05/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.