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All Faiths Food Bank, Inc.

Ending Hunger

Sarasota, FL   |  www.allfaithsfoodbank.org

Mission

Together with our partners, we provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.

Ruling year info

1989

CEO

Sandra Frank

Main address

8171 Blaikie Ct

Sarasota, FL 34240 USA

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Formerly known as

All Faiths Food Store, Inc.

EIN

65-0115814

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

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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?

Backpacks and School Pantries

More than 50% of children in Sarasota and 90% of children in DeSoto counties rely on free and reduced meals at school for food, which means when they are out of school they are at risk of going hungry and missing out on essential nutrition needed to grow and succeed. Our programs include vital resources that provide children with food throughout the year including when they are out of school during the summer. The Backpack program provides students with nutritious snacks for the weekend at 38 schools and 8 child center programs. School Pantries provide families access to fresh produce, meats and groceries at 15 schools and 2 child center programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Hunger is a health issue and we all know that what we eat has a major impact on we feel. Eat more leafy greens and lean meat! But for tens of thousands of people in our community, fresh food is just not available and simply not affordable. Instead, families eat inexpensive food like white rice, potatoes and bread. Filling, yes. Nutritious, no. You may think of food banks as providing canned goods. That's changing as we've come to understand that diet is a major contributor to obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Today, over 30% of what All Faiths Food Bank distributes is fresh produce. Our 2 Mobile Farm Markets and our Produce Program are growing by leaps and bounds. Fresh produce is a priority for us and we think it will have an impact on the health of our entire community.

Population(s) Served

Did you realize how many veterans live in our community? And how many are hungry? We know because All Faiths Food Bank has a Veteran's Food Pantry on our campus...and the line wraps around the building and into the parking lot. Veterans from the Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War, Afghanistan. All ages. Male and female.So many have debilitating health problems and disabilities related to their service. Our Veteran's Program provides healthy food, referrals for services and a safe place to talk with their own. Our veterans deserve everything we can provide and more. They took care of us, now it's our turn to take care of them.

Population(s) Served
Adults

At All Faiths Food Bank, we call it the silent tsunami - the tens of thousands of people who are aging out of the workforce. Many do not have sufficient resources to access or prepare food. They lack transportation, have functional limitations or health problems. All Faiths Food Bank Senior Food Program provides nutritious, heart-healthy food to a most vulnerable population.

Population(s) Served

AFFB works with both the Sarasota County School district and DeSoto County School district to provide pantries, on the school campus. These food distribution pantries make it convenience for families to access nutritious food for their families.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Low-income people
Working poor
Ethnic and racial groups
Low-income people
Working poor
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)

America's Second Harvest - Affiliate

Feeding America

Florida Association of Food Banks

Florida Public Relations Association

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

Fresh From Florida

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council

Sertoma International

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

To feed the hungry and educate the community about the issue of hunger in Sarasota and DeSoto County, Florida. Food is the most basic human need yet one in five children in Sarasota may go to bed hungry tonight. One in eight of our neighbors lacks enough money to secure adequate nutrition. For the more than 61,000 people are forced to make choices between food and other basic necessities, All Faiths Food Bank offers relief from the crushing stress of living life on the edge. Hunger is everywhere—next door, at work, on the playground, and among our returning veterans. We are feeding a record number of people and today's climate suggests that the need will continue to be high for a very long time. All Faiths must find a way to meet this growing demand. All Faiths Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and the hub of the hunger relief system in our two-county area. Last year, we distributed 6.2 million pounds of food equating to .25 million meals through 180 partner agencies and programs. An organizational priority is to feed all low-income, at-risk children three meals a day and a snack to help them learn, develop and perform better in school, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty. We have several nutrition education programs at local schools including BackPack Kids that send students home on Fridays so they can eat over the weekend, Cooking Matters that teaches students how to cook and make healthy food choices, Hunger 101, Growing Healthy Kids, and Kids Cafe in conjunction with other after-school programs. Most recently, we've acquired a fresh produce truck named "Spout" that will distribute seasonal fruits and vegetables regularly to families in need.

How We Work DONATIONS ARE MADE: All Faiths Food Bank secures donations from the food and grocery industries, government agencies, food drives, local growers, individuals and other organizations. FOOD IS INSPECTED AND DISTRIBUTED: All Faiths Food Bank inspects donated food, ensures safe storage and reliable distribution to where it is needed most. FOOD REACHES THOSE IN NEED: Food is provided to people in need at food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, veterans' programs, youth organizations, senior centers, and emergency shelters. FOOD SOURCES TOTAL OVER 5 MILLION MEALS: All Faiths Food Bank relies on 3 primary areas to create a source of food for its 180 partner agencies and programs across the two counties we serve. Donations make up 80% of our food sources In an effort build awareness about hunger, which in turn increases donations of food and funds, a marketing and communications position was recently created and filled, and we are coordinating our public relations, social media, newsletters, and press releases to inform the public of the need for our organization to better our community. We also have several hunger and nutrition education programs for students, teens, teen parents, preschoolers, and senior citizens to help them learn to make healthy lifestyle and food choices, how to shop on a budget, how to read and understand nutrition labels, and prepare for a lifetime of healthier living.

As the only Food Bank in Sarasota and DeSoto County, All Faiths Food Bank is a highly efficient organization that puts 91 percent of all donations directly back into programs and services. We have built a stronger online presence that has consistently grown, and introduced our work to supporters who are online. We are updating our online giving programs as well, including implementing a "Meal of the Month" club for recurring donors. With the support of our community, we have garnered great online response in the form of donations and advocacy during special campaigns like "Hunger Action Month." We are increasing our outreach programs in the schools, for instance our school pantry programs are in 35 schools, an increase of 4 in 3 months. Our BackPack program has grown as well. We are able to send kids home on Friday's with food. This school year, we'll provide 90,000 backpacks to kids in need.

We have built additional relationships with national supply/grocery stores, increased our grant applications and improved that process, established social media accounts, and connected on personal levels with media outlet personnel. In order to more effectively service our clients and coordinate our efforts, we have established two new positions, a director of marketing and a chief administrative officer. We have secured an online donation and email services vendor, and brought our graphic art and social media responsibilities in-house, as part of our marketing responsibilities. We have raised funds to provide a special truck called "Sprout" to bring fresh produce to our clients on a regular basis. We partner with several local organizations that award funds and services that benefit our organization. We have a Veterans Program and recently partnered with 12 other veterans groups for a major online fund-raising campaign. We have not been able to overhaul our website completely, and in time we hope to correct that. A more user friendly site would make online giving easier for our supporters. We would like to be able to wrap our rubber donation barrels in an effort to build a stronger brand, and look less like garbage cans. Although we recently incorporated tracking programs for inventory and food distribution, a barcode system would be optimal. We are also working with outside organizations to help us build a better donor database, and see progress, but it is a time consuming process so we are not as far along as we would like to be.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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All Faiths Food Bank, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Terri Vitale

Philanthropist/Volunteer

Term: 2023 - 2024

Patricia Courtois

On Ideas

Dennis Doughty

Booz Allen Hamilton

LaShawn Frost

Booker Middle School

Mary Kay Burns

DeSoto County Health Dept

Rich Cautero

Kraft Foods/Altria

Ben Hanan

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Ron Jadin

Grainger

Lisa Keverian-Press

Robert W. Baird & Co

Barton Lowther

Mariash Lowther Wealth Management

Mitch Olan

Dental Alliance

Eton White

NCR/retired

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/11/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.