GRUNDY COUNTY FOOD BANK

Taking a Bite Out of Hunger

aka Grundy County Food Bank   |   Tracy City, TN   |  https://grundycotnfoodbank.org/

Mission

Grundy County Food Bank works to provide assistance for those living with food insecurity throughout the South Cumberland Plateau to meet their monthly food needs.

Ruling year info

2016

Director of Operations

Mr. Timothy J. Glover

Main address

PO Box 1683

Tracy City, TN 37387 USA

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EIN

58-1680985

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are currently struggling to solve multiple challenges, while still trying to improve and expand our service to our community. Our biggest goal is to establish a permanent presence in the minds of our county by acquiring our own building before our lease ends. We have interests and desires to implement that is hampered by not owning our own building. In addition to seeking a new location, we have a very real need to replace our refrigerated ("refer") truck, which is needed to pick up donated food from our Feeding America partner. Every dollar spent repairing our old truck feels like a dollar wasted instead of being spent to provide food to our clients.

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 Bank Program

We provide food from purchases made from the Chattanooga Food Bank and the USDA food program as well as food obtained from the Feeding America network and other sources. Every Tuesday morning, volunteers come early and prepare to man their assigned station, including a volunteer to help them out to their car, if needed.
Despite the improving economy, Grundy County continues to be economically disadvantaged. According to 2017 Census statistics more than 40% of Grundy County families have incomes no higher than 150% of poverty level, making them eligible for our services.

Population(s) Served

Growing fresh vegetables for distribution through the Food Bank in season. This is done by volunteers who are able to use a garden that was established in 2016 through a grant therefore costs are minimal.

Population(s) Served

The primary focus of this program is the distribution of books for child literacy and to establish a love of reading. It is run by a volunteer who collects and provides books that Food Bank clients may take free of charge. Other educational materials, including nutritional and food preparation information, are provided on an occasional basis. Costs are minimal.

Population(s) Served

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 monthly financial status reports completed on time

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

By financial accountability policy the Treasurer must present a Financial Status Report for previous month at monthly board meeting. This metric tracks on-time completion of the reports.

Number of clients served

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

Food Bank Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of client families provided food each year. Factors affecting number are (1) the economy, (2) availability of food to distribute, (3) how well we do in making it available.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

We want to build a lasting relationship with our community in order to build a strong local sponsorship and support of the food bank for years to come. Our hope is to be able to provide expanded services in our new location, wherever that may be. In addition, we are working toward building relationships with food banks in neighboring counties. We also hope to build support relationships with churches in our county. We currently have one church that is providing continual support, but we need other churches across the county that we can refer people to when our food bank is closed.

We are working with the mayor and county commissioners to find or build a building that will have good visibility and easy access for our community. We are working with a county leadership group to raise funds for needed equipment, potentially including a new truck, and we have establised a plan and schedule for soliciting all the municipalities and businesses in the county for contributions. We also have a series of fundraisers scheduled throughout the year.

We have some local residents who have agreed to sponsor such a project, providing some backing and labor for improvements, once a site is acquired. For a small, private, volunteer-operated organization, our volunteers are quite determined to achieve a successful outcome so that we can continue to provide our neighbors the additional food resources they need.

We have been attending County Commissioner meetings regularly for the past year, to keep our requirements before them. We have engaged with the county leadership group to help fund our other equipment needs and to help with grant requests. We have applied to a regional community fund for a grant for some small dollar, but still essential, equipment needs.

Financials

GRUNDY COUNTY FOOD BANK
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GRUNDY COUNTY FOOD BANK

Board of directors
as of 4/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Don Vick


Board co-chair

Mrs. Theresia Campbell

Linda Ross

Retired Air Force Vet

Becky Miller

Glen Lance

Retired

Teresia Campbell

Retired

Diana Foster

Retired Store Mgr.

Brenda Owens

Retired

Carolyn Evey

Lee Vick

Kacie Lynn

Don Vick

Retired

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/12/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability