Joy Community Kitchen

great food for good people who need it

Lawrenceville, GA   |  https://joycommunitykitchen.org

Mission

We support local food pantries by providing free community meals to their clients

Ruling year info

2013

Founder and CEO

Marty Donnellan

Director, Communications and Technology

Mike Donnellan

Main address

2870 Callie Still Rd

Lawrenceville, GA 30045 USA

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EIN

46-0579887

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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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?

Meals for Seniors

In collaboration with our distribution partners, Joy Community Kitchen helps senior citizens in Gwinnett County, Georgia by creating nutritious and appetizing frozen meals, using the highest quality ingredients we can buy. Recipients need only remove the meal container from the sealed packaging and microwave it for a few minutes to enjoy genuine home cooking.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We currently serve 4 populations: 1) senior citizens 2) residents of housing provided by other non-profits 3) children and adolescents who live in housing provided by other non-profits 4) students at Georgia Gwinnett College. For 2022 and beyond, our goal is to extend our services to 1) residents of government-assisted housing, such as those in extended-stay motels 2) residents of transient camps through regular onsite delivery of both pre-cooked meals and food pantry items purchased from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and donated by other organizations.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are revamping our weekly hot fresh-cooked meals at one of our partners to respond to requests for different foods, and improving our

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our clients drive everything we do. Our clients themselves often do not know, or are not confident, that their experiences, preferences, and suggestions are taken seriously and that we respond. We believe it is our job to inform our clients and build that confidence through ongoing conversation and examples of change in response to client feedback.

  • 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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Joy Community Kitchen

Board of directors
as of 1/6/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Marty Donnellan

Joy Community Kitchen, Inc.

Term: 2018 - 2023

Mike Hoffer

Tina Reynolds

Christian and Missionary Alliance

Sharon Gregory

Mike Donnellan

Effective Data Works LLC

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 ? 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/06/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability