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Food for Others, Inc.

Feeding families. Nourishing lives.

Fairfax, VA   |  http://www.foodforothers.org

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Mission

Food for Others mission is to distribute food to our neighbors in need by mobilizing our giving community and volunteers.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Annie Turner

Main address

2938 Prosperity Ave.

Fairfax, VA 22031 USA

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EIN

54-1777157

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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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?

Food for Others

Food for Others has been serving the local Fairfax County community since 1995 and is one of the largest distributors of free groceries in Northern Virginia. We provide a much-needed safety net and safe space for our neighbors in need to come to when experiencing food insecurity. We serve our community through 4 core programs: (1) Emergency Food Assistance through our choice pantry, which provides families with 3-5 days' worth of food through USAD support or a referral. (2) 11 Neighborhood sites where we pop up shop in high need neighborhoods to provide supplemental support to aid families in getting to their next paycheck. (3) 22 Community Partners where we provide bulk food to smaller organizations and pantries to support their neighbors in need. And (4) our Power Pack Program where we serve 3,900 students each week throughout the school year by providing them with weekend meal packs to keep them fueled and ready to head back to school on Monday.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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 clients served

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Food for Others

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Though it looks as if we served less people, we changed our programs, so we now serve clients twice a month for USDA support. We had 233,078 distributions throughout the year - 28% increase from FY21

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Food for Others is working to eliminate food insecurity throughout Northern Virginia. FFO operates five programs to support families in the area struggling with food insecurity. First, we offer our USDA program for clients to pick up food twice per month. We also offer food pick up via our Emergency Box Program and our Neighborhood Sites. Food-insecure families can pick up Emergency food with a referral at our warehouse or at one of our nine mobile sites. Our neighborhood sites bring extra food directly into NOVA neighborhoods a few times a week. Food for Others also supports 22 community partners, helping to stock many smaller nearby food banks. Lastly, Food for Others works to eliminate food insecurity in Northern Virginia through our Power Pack Program. The Power Pack Program provides weekend meal packs to students at 44 schools. The program's goal is to ensure students have access to food on the weekends, so they can feel more productive and do better in school.

We opened a new pantry, My Market, in January of 2023 that utilizes a choice model. This allows our clients to "shop" in a grocery-store like environment, tailoring the emergency food assistance they receive to dietary restrictions or cultural preferences. This model also helps reduce food waste.

Food for Others is working towards Goal Number 2, Zero Hunger, by expanding its outreach to more community members and developing innovative programming to decrease food insecurity. Food for Others is currently transitioning to an empowerment focused model in which clients can select their own food items at a market and can get connections to other resources for employment, healthcare, education, etc. Food for Others also plans to expand its Power Pack Program to even more schools over the next few years, and we're currently assessing schools on a waitlist of the 2023-24 school year.

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.
  • 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 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

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Food for Others, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 08/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Farrell

Morgan Stanley

Term: 2022 - 2023

Jeff Marin

No affiliation

Hillary West

No affiliation

Jane Schapiro Brown

No affiliation

Arnoldo Borja

No affiliation

Jahangir Boroumand

No affiliation

Leigh Burke

No affiliation

Rebecca Chanin

No affiliation

William Daly

No affiliation

Maritel Dasco

No affiliation

Robert Farrell

No Affiliation

Matt Salter

No Affiliation

Sarah Scafidi

No Affiliation

Shelly O'Neill Stoneman

Ben Semmes

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/3/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/14/2022

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.