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Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Inc.

aka CAFB; Northwest Georgia Food Bank   |   Chattanooga, TN   |  www.chattfoodbank.org

Mission

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank's mission is to lead a network of partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition in our region. We serve 20 counties in SE TN and NW GA, where 1 in 6 individuals, including 1 in 6 children, is hungry.

Ruling year info

1973

President & CEO

Melissa Blevins

Main address

2009 Curtain Pole Road

Chattanooga, TN 37406 USA

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EIN

62-0867645

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In 2015, a study entitled Map the Meal Gap reported there were 9.8 million missing meals in our 20 county service area. This number was calculated by combining the number of pounds we and our partner agencies distribute, non-partner distribution, government assistance programs, government census bureau info and labor statistics.

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?

Kids Sack Packs

Each child receives a 3 pound bag of food every Friday for 32 weeks. We distribute to schools directly and work with agency partners to assemble and distribute the food. Total number of students served: 13,776.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

School Pantries typically grow or expand upon the sack pack program. This program allows food to be shared with families and largely consists of produce and fresh foods.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We serve 148 kids per week for 8 weeks for a total of 3,187 meals. The CAFB identifies locations for distribution and is typically held in rural areas where children are most vulnerable and have little access to food through partner agency services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Clients can receive one emergency food box a month through the voucher program. Boxes include 50 pounds of shelf stable food plus up to 40 pounds of additional fresh produce, meat, bread and drinks.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

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.

Double our distribution by 2025 to eliminate the meal gap.

With the help of Clarkson Davis, we created a 10 year strategic plan. It includes developing innovative ways to source and distribute food and funds more effectively and efficiently. We test our assumptions and compare to plan on a monthly basis.

We are 1 of 200 food banks in the USA who is qualified to partner with Feeding America. We have grown from distributing approximately 10 million pounds of food in 2010 to approximately 16 million pounds in FY18. We continue to identify and improve upon our best practices using the power of our Feeding America network and other experts in the field.

We have reduced the meal gap to 1.6 million missing meals.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jim Catanzaro

Chambliss Attorneys at Law

Term: 2018 - 2012


Board co-chair

Celeste Weaver

Ringgold Telephone

Term: 2016 - 2022

Matt Evans

Rock Bridge Community Church

Fred Flint

Insurity Group

Dallas Joseph

Baylor School

Jere Young

Jennifer Cookston

Baylor School

Frank Hughes

SmartFinancial, Inc.

Jim Catanzaro

Chambliss Attorney at Law

Daniel Yim

Kobayashi Consumer Products, LLC

Betsey McCall

EVP, TVPPA

Phil Harris

Morgan Hopkins

U.S. Xpress

Celeste Weaver

Ringgold Telephone