Human Services

AS THEY GATHERED INC

We Believe in Making A Difference

Clearwater, FL

Mission

We give power to the homeless and people in need by showing them that their local community cares about their needs and wants to support them as one big family taking care of each other. …“to feel as they are a part of something and not apart from the community"

Ruling Year

2015

President

Rusty Rich

Main Address

14399 US 19 N Building B

Clearwater, FL 33764 USA

Keywords

health, food, health services, mental health services

EIN

47-5616938

 Number

4586289453

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (F19)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Social Media

Blog

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The problem is the lack of food because of hardship. We provide food for individuals and families that are having a hard time regardless of financial history or items that they own. We help families with food, clothing, hair cuts and mental health counseling as well as life counseling with local programs.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Food for Life

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total pounds of food rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Food for Life

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Food for Life

Context notes

We base this number on our own account of visitors within our Food for Life program.

Number of unique website visitors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Food for Life

Context notes

Unique visitors have increased since the start of our Food for Life program where we began to market the event on social media which in turn increased unique website visits.

Number of Facebook followers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Food for Life

Context notes

We have had an increase in facebook followers daily over the last year our Food for Life program has been active.

Number of patient visits

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Food for Life

Context notes

Patients as visitors have increased significantly though online marketing on sites like facebook, nextdoor, Instagram and twitter.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our goal is to allow the distribution of food and counceling on a local level to flow easily out to the neighborhoods, focusing on food insecurity and food waste as a way to increase giving efforts. We also look to continue to provide services that assist people to get back on their feet as a productive member of society.

Some of the strategies include:

FOOD FOR LIFE:
We will have food banks available in every small town ready to give out food free as part of our Food for Life program.

COOKED MEALS:
Meals will be cooked at the end of the week for pickup at facilities to provide dinner for Saturday and Sunday nights to lessen the burden on families by providing food over the weekend when school is not in session.

FOOD REQUEST AND DELIVERY:
"Members" of the food banks can select to order food and food will be delivered to them on a recurring basis.

FOOD DRIVES:
App based request of containers and app based requests for pickup can be scheduled to provide food for the pantries by distributors and grocers as well as community groups and individuals.

We have a community behind us as well as large companies that are willing to provide funding for advertising, technology and volunteers. We have a vision for scaling and duplicating our operation on a location by location basis over time to scale our growth exponentially while keeping the system organized and repeatable.

Our progress is visualized by scanning visitor identification as well as data aggregated in our analytics programs like Give, Google and Freshbooks. Marketing is managed through search and social platform online that allow open discussion and ratings of service quality.

We have accomplished launching a successful food bank and clothing center with the ability to attract corporate giving and volunteers by offering it as teamwork training. We have developed relationships with local distribution and have received enough in funding to upgrade our facility and provide trucks and infrastructure to allow for continued growth.

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable