Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

RANDOM LAKE AREA INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY INC

Adell, WI

Mission

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry provides food and other items to people in financial need in the greater Random Lake area.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry has developed, and attempts to maintain, an ethos of sharing in its service area. This includes encouraging donations of food and related items, the distribution of food to clients, and a successful effort to find secondary distribution channels for perishable food not claimed at the pantry. Beyond this enhanced distribution network, the pantry also works to empower families receiving services through such means as providing plants or seedlings for them to grow some food, space and ability allowing. The success of the ethos of sharing is most evident when pantry clients return during harvest time with surplus food from their gardens which they wish to share with others.

Ruling year info

2010

President

Ms. Susan Wiesmueller

Main address

PO Box 235

Adell, WI 53001 USA

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EIN

39-1864064

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry addresses the problem of hunger in its service area, serving a diverse population representing the overall composition of the community.

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?

Food Distribution

Food pantry serving southern Sheboygan and northern Ozaukee counties in Wisconsin.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$23,500

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry is continually reviewing and updating policies and procedures associated with continuing to serve families during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes modifications to a no-contact system of food distribution, with ongoing communication with the state agency overseeing the pantry's distribution of food through The Emergency Food Assistance Program.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Awards

Lutheran Community Economic Bridge Grant 2012

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) 2000

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
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Food Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of unique individuals served by the pantry during the federal fiscal years ending on September 30.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Food Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average number of unique individuals receiving food from the pantry each month for the years ending September 30.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry strives to assure that no family goes without basic food support in its service area, doing so in an organizationally sustainable manner.

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry relies on local volunteers; financial assistance from local individuals, businesses, organizations, congregations and schools; and on regional sources of support including foundations to provide the resources necessary to meet our goal.<br/><br/>With these resources in hand, we further work to develop local sources of supply for both perishable and non-perishable food, and to develop a distribution network that extends beyond the pantry and includes providing perishable items to the community through third parties.<br/><br/>Having a broad net, based locally but extending further, allows for redundancy in supply and financial resources that help assure that needs can be met while reducing the likelihood of disruptions caused by external factors.

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry maintains active contact with a variety of local institutions, particularly faith-based institutions, that provide the volunteers, cash and food that allow the pantry to operate effectively. In addition to institutional connections, the pantry maintains a network of support in the area's agricultural community, which provides fresh produce, eggs and meat, allowing the pantry to offer a wider range of healthy food options than would otherwise be possible.<br/><br/>At the same time, the pantry has successfully developed a broad-based community of donors committed to support for the pantry as a well-run and tightly focused organization meeting an identifiable need.

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry closely tracks a variety of indicators, especially of clients served. While the local economy has improved, especially from late 2014 onward, there is likely to remain a core group of families using the pantry's services on an ongoing basis, and a continuing need to provide bridge services to families with temporary setbacks or transitions.<br/><br/>Aside from numbers of people served, the most important indicator is whether the pantry can provide a consistent level of service while maintaining sufficient financial resources to allow it to function in the long term.

In terms of service to individuals and families, the Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry is confident that eligible families are aware of available service. We strive to assure that there are no barriers to participation, and that participation is actively encouraged.<br/><br/>The pantry remains in a strong position to serve, having adopted full-choice standards for client visits and working to maintain sufficient cash reserves so that cash flow needs do not impact service, generally or seasonally.

Financials

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Operations

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

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RANDOM LAKE AREA INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY INC

Board of directors
as of 4/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Susan Wiesmueller

Susan Wiesmueller

Matthew Brockmeier

Joan Swart

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? No

Keywords

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