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United Christian Ministries of Jackson County Inc.

Serving Jackson County since 1989 with a food pantry & other assistance

aka UCM   |   Sylva, NC   |  www.ucmsylva.org

Mission

Our mission is to serve Christ by being a voice for and a help to people with urgent needs. We provide a client-choice food pantry and limited financial assistance for Jackson County, NC residents. Our goal is to help individuals in need to move toward relative independence; to serve as a referral source to other agencies and avoid duplication of services; and to enhance community understanding and awareness of the needs of those in poverty.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Ann Selby

Director of Outreach

Joyce Pope

Main address

PO Box 188

Sylva, NC 28779 USA

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EIN

56-1659229

NTEE code info

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

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Christian Ministries works to reduce and eliminate food insecurity and housing insecurity.

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 Pantry

We offer a food pantry to residents of Jackson County who face food insecurity. We provide food, personal items, and household items.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Migrant workers
Victims of disaster

We provide financial assistance to help prevent eviction / homelessness, and disconnection of utilities.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Family relationships
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.

Total dollars distributed for utilities assistance

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Financial Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provide assistance for electricity, water, heating, and propane

Number of food donation partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Financial Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of partner churches

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

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people on the organization's email list

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Calculation of number of clients served changed in 2020, decreasing the total.

Number of families served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A change in metric calculation caused the number of families served to decrease in 2021.

Number of volunteers

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

Input - describing resources we use

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.

Our mission is to assist Jackson County residents in crisis, helping them to move toward relative independence. Our goal is to eliminate food insecurity in our county.

Our goal is to eliminate hunger in our county. Our food pantry offers fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, grains, and other healthy foods. We are increasing our collaboration with local farmers to create a sustainable pipeline of fresh, nutritious food for our clients. We are also increasing our mobile pantry events to bring food to areas of need.

We have added staff and pantry capacity in order to meet our goals. We received grants to build an addition to our pantry, adding 400 square feet, and to purchase a van to use for food transportation and mobile pantries. We receive donations from Feeding America/MANNA Food Bank partners Food Lion and Walmart.

After our pantry expansion we were able to increase our food donations from WalMart, and added Starbucks and Dollar General as a new donor. The van has allowed us to reach out to the local LatinX farmworker population and parents of school age children. We hired a third permanent staff member to assist our Directors and to help manage our database.

Financials

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Operations

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

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United Christian Ministries of Jackson County Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Frank Royce

Deborah Blazer

Retired

Kathey Clemmons

Retired

Jacquelyn DeLeeuw

Retired

Margaret Duppstadt

Jackson County DSS

Frances Hess

Retired

Tim Jones

Jones NAPA Auto Parts

Joe Rigdon

Westbridge Vocational

Cynthia Royce

Retired

Emily Taylor

Retired

Karen Johnson

Retired

Stacy Adams

Stacy Adams Law

Chad Cagle

Meridian

Dwight McMahan

Jackson County Government

Josh Sutton

n/a

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/5/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability