GREATER SPARTANBURG MINISTRIES INCORPORATED

aka GSM   |   Spartanburg, SC   |  www.greaterspartanburgministries.org

Mission

Our mission is to be the : "benevolence arm of the church" in Spartanburg County, providing emergency assistance to the poor and those in crisis situations. Our current ministry offerings are Food, Clothing, Rent, Utilities, and rehabilitation for "at-risk" juveniles.

Ruling year info

1975

CEO

Rev. Kevin Koger

Main address

680 Asheville hwy

Spartanburg, SC 29303 USA

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EIN

57-0603712

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Greater Spartanburg Ministries Inc. addresses the issue of food insecurity and financial instability in Spartanburg County.

Our programs

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

Outreach Ministries

1. Our Outreach Center houses a large food pantry, and provides the Hub location for financial assistance.
2. Our Resale Store is designed to provide equitable and affordable shopping opportunities for the poor, and provides inventory for clothing needs in the community. Revenue over expenses support our other ministries.

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Greater Spartanburg Ministries Inc. strives to bridge the gap of food insecurity and financial crisis to health and financial stability. In doing so, we strive to represent the Christian Church by showing love, care, and sharing faith principles and resources, encouraging folks to the local church.

Through partnerships with food providers and retailers, such as Sams, Publix, Bi-Lo, Walmart, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Target, and community/Church food drives, we stock a full service Food Pantry with a Walk in Freezer and Commercial refrigerators: storage for frozen meat, produce, non perishable foods, dairy, sweets, breads, and drinks. Partnerships with the local church/community provide labor needed for stocking and distribution.

For financial assistance, partnerships with The Spartanburg County Foundation, the United Way of the Piedmont, and Duke Energy, along with Federal and State entities are pursued for maximum available resources for clients.

A full time truck and driver dedicated to servicing any Pantry needs.
Community labor/food drives
Administrative support - grants and fundraising
Currently serving 5,000 families per year (100 per week), nearly 1,450 individuals with a week/ten days of food.

Client needs are spiking again due to Covid19, however, GSM has been able to serve every client during 2020 with a food package. Many clients repeatedly due to unemployment and layoffs. GSM survives and serves. the GSM food offering has increased in volume as the community has responded with support. GSM keeps growing with more support as people recognize the needs. A full grocery cart of food has replaced a small bag over the last 14 years.
GSM's goal is to meet the need to resolve food insecurity and financial crisis as the demand for these services increase, through more partnerships and community support.

Financials

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Operations

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GREATER SPARTANBURG MINISTRIES INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anita Gieser

Kathie McKenzie

Kevin Koger

Frank Lee

Brian Cannon

Sandra Milyo

Martha Frye

Kathy Hodges

Sandra Shaw

Kevin Koger