COMFORT FOOD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY

When everyone eats, all are nourished

aka Comfort Food Community/Comfort Food/CFC   |   Greenwich, NY   |  www.comfortfoodcommunity.org

Mission

The mission of Comfort Food Community is to contribute to the health of our community through the inspirational power of good food.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Devin Bulger

Main address

Po Box 86

Greenwich, NY 12834 USA

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EIN

46-4583890

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Public Health Program (E70)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Greenwich and Cossayuna Food Pantries

Weekly Food Pantries that serve non-perishable, perishable and non-food goods (paper products, personal hygiene, household cleaning, etc.) to low-income residents.

Both pantries place an emphasis on fresh, healthy food. Perishable food distribution represents 50% of the total product that is distributed through the pantries. Education around the use of fresh food and connection to other services and resources are standard features to the Pantry services.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Fresh Food Collective is a multi-faceted program led by Comfort Food Community.

CFC works with farms, businesses, non-profits, churches, libraries and individual citizens to
make fresh, healthy food accessible to all while supporting our local agricultural economy.

In 2021, Fresh Food Collective recovered and distributed 150,000 lbs. of excess food to households
throughout Washington, Warren, and Saratoga counties.

We believe that in a country of such abundance, everyone should have access to real, fresh food.

Population(s) Served


The potential health impact of improving diet within our population is immense. Less than 25% of adults in our geographic area eat the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Furthermore, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and a range of chronic illnesses are begun or exacerbated by food insecurity.

Food as Medicine is a developing field and we are proud to amplify the research and social equality practices to best serve anyone in need.

​In 2018, we began providing public health education through our pantry services, at the community garden, and within the Greenwich Free Library, Greenwich School District, and the Greenwich Youth Center. We expanded our services to address a range of social determinants of health.

Population(s) Served

In partnership with Greenwich Central School administration, the Greenwich PTSA and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, CFC fills backpacks each week that go home with over 40 students for the weekend to ensure that they come back to school fed and ready to learn.

Thanks to the support of our community partners and volunteers, in 2019 the program extended it's service to run throughout the duration of summer break and all school vacations.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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COMFORT FOOD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 07/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Hebert

Retired

Term: 2018 - 2024

Maryann McGeorge

Retired, SVP Ralph Lauren

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 ? 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 7/11/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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