Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

ASHE COUNTY SHARING CENTER INC

"Sharing Hope.....Changing Lives"

aka ASHE COUNTY SHARING CENTER FOOD PANTRIES, INC.   |   Jefferson, NC   |  www.ashesharingcenter.org

Mission

The Ashe County Sharing Center, Inc. leads the fight to eliminate hunger in our community by acquiring and distributing food to those who seek aid. This mission is accomplished through the established of seven (7) different pantry programs listed below: 1) The Sharing Center 2) The Children's Mobile Pantry 3) The Wilkes Community College-Ashe Campus Pantry 4) The Northwest Ashe Mobile Pantry 5) The Ashe Memorial Hospital Pantry 6) The Ashe Senior Mobile Pantry 7) The Children's Weekend Backpack Programs

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Michael Sexton

Main address

PO Box 705

Jefferson, NC 28640 USA

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EIN

58-1574702

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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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?

Ashe County Sharing Center Food Pantry

Approximately 590 households are served each month. This represents an average of 2533 individuals who allow to visit and receive food on a monthly basis. However, according to 2018 data, only 8% of the total client base picked up food 10-12 times out of the allowable 12 yearly visits. The majority of families (53%) only visited the Sharing Center Main Pantry one time in 2018!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$304,000

As of inception date of 2014, this pantry is the only one located in a community college in an 18 county area served by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Its goal is assist students with needed food while they are attending community college. Many of these students are non-traditional students who are studying for their GED or receiving job placement training.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adults
Budget
$10,000

This program exists to serve three rural areas of Ashe County: Creston, Warrensville and Lansing. In collaboration with the local volunteer fire departments and the Phoenix Baptist Church, food is delivered once per month to clients at these locations. Transportation is a continuous challenge for hundreds of residents of these three cities, an area which is described as "pockets of poverty" by Feeding America. Without the mobile pantry, most residents would not have the ability to visit the Ashe County Sharing Center's Main Pantry.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
Budget
$55,000

Started in December 2015, this is truly another unique program managed by the Ashe County Sharing Center as it's the only pantry in a hospital served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina's eighteen county area. Nurses have been trained to ask clients two questions which will determine if the patient is food insecure. If the patient is food insecure, they are offered a box of food tailored to their healthy needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$15,000
Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$25,000

Our new pantry is in collaboration with the Ashe Services for Aging. This pantry prepares weekend food backpacks for senior citizens. The foods are "senior friendly" requiring little to no preparation. The food backpacks are then delivered by the volunteers during the hot-meal distribution each Friday by the Ashe Services for Aging volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
Adults
Budget
$45,000

Each Friday during the academic year, enrolled students received a food backpack for weekend meal consumption at the following schools: Ashe Middle School, Westwood Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, and Ashe Early Learning Center. Approximately 257 backpacks are given out each Friday for the 40 weeks of school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$50,900

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ASHE COUNTY SHARING CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 6/14/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kelly Vannoy


Board co-chair

Jenny Summey

Lenny Andreucci

Mary Cannon

John Chapman

Charles Lewis

Phil Wylie

Beth Miller

Wendy Spainhour

Wanda Gervasi

Board leadership practices

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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

Keywords

Food Pantry, Children's Program, Senior Citizens, Mobile Pantry, Home bound seniors, college students,