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Anne Arundel County Food Bank Inc

#AAFoodBank

aka Anne Arundel County Food Bank   |   Crownsville, MD   |  http://aafoodbank.org

Mission

To alleviate food insecurity in Anne Arundel County by partnering across our community to obtain and distribute nourishing food to our neighbors in need.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank (AACFB) intends to have a strategic plan in place by Fall 2021. The organization is in the process of comprehensive and intensive capacity building efforts that are serving to strengthen the organization in all ways - executive and board leadership, staff effectiveness and efficiency, internal systems, marketing and communication, fundraising, facility improvements, and more. In addition, AACFB is also striving to earn the Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence Seal of Excellence accreditation for nonprofits with the goal of earning the seal in 2021 as well.

Ruling year info

1990

CEO

Ms. Leah Paley

Main address

PO Box 650

Crownsville, MD 21032 USA

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EIN

52-1660473

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Fresh Food Fridays

This program provides fresh produce to individuals over 60 years of age and to individuals with disabilities who are 18 years and older.

Population(s) Served
Extremely poor people
Low-income people
People with disabilities
Adults

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank provides food through our Agency Partners located throughout Anne Arundel County. The food is then distributed on the local community level to our neighbors in need.

Population(s) Served
Extremely poor people
Low-income people
Working poor

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank provides support to Anne Arundel County Public School students who qualify for the FARMS (Free & Reduced Meal System). Working with partner schools, AACFB supplies enough food to cover the weekend or school holiday break for each participating student. Through this program, students have access to proper nourishment while on breaks and return to school ready and able to learn.

Population(s) Served
Children
Preteens
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank supplies baby pantries across the county with everything needed to help an infant grow and thrive.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Economically disadvantaged people

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank helps seniors and individuals with diet constraints so that they are not left at risk of hunger or malnutrition, which contributes to poor health outcomes. Our senior pantries also provide incontinence supplies.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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?

    Low-income, food insecure residents from all communities and neighborhoods of Anne Arundel County.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    As a result of a recent client survey in which the people we serve indicated a strong desire to receive more fresh produce and lean meats, we responded by increasing our purchase of these items to the greatest extent that our budget will allow, to increase partnerships with local farmers to secure fresh produce donations, and to make an effort to purchase and ask for donations of shelf-stable food items that are healthier (low sodium and low fat.) The positive response to these efforts has been significant.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Anne Arundel County Food Bank Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bappa Pal

FIS

Term: 2017 - 2022

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/12/2023

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/12/2023

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.