GOLDEN EMPIRE GLEANERS

It Starts With Food

Bakersfield, CA   |  www.goldenempiregleaners.com

Mission

The mission of the Golden Empire Gleaners is to help alleviate hunger and provide food for needy persons of all ages. We accomplish this by collecting and distributing food and agricultural products that might otherwise go to waste. Through the help of our referring agencies, we are able to distribute food to needy children, senior citizens, families in crisis and people who are ill, disabled, homeless or unemployed, and others determined by the Board of Directors to be eligible.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Debbie Powers

Main address

1326 30th Street Unit A

Bakersfield, CA 93301 USA

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EIN

77-0084637

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our client base continues to grow. All of our food solicitations and funding are locally sourced. Our reoccurring expenses (utilities, fleet fuel, insurance...) continue to escalate. We are very client centric and are always hustling to secure more food and fund raise to cover operations. There is no waste, in operations or work flow. We are committed to do our best, day in and day out, for those that we serve.

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?

Affiliated Agencies

Serves over 100 churches, missions and shelters.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Serves 30 after school and summer programs providing snacks for participating students.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Serves families of school children at over 115 participating schools.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Serves over 70 government agencies and non-profit organizations that identify those in need of emergency food.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Serves low-income seniors at 24 sites that include churches and community senior centers.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

Sparkplug Leadership Award to Pam Fiorini 2011

Kern Community Foundation

Aztec Award 1993

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

Beautiful Bakersfield Award for Civic/Non-Profit 1990

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

All America City Award - Civic Participation 1990

National Civic League

Beautiful Bakersfield - Civic/Non-Profit 1988

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Persons of the Year - Gleaners Volunteers 1987

Bakersfield Lifestyle Magazine

Mobilization of Volunteers Award 1985

Volunteer Center of Kern County

Certificate of Commendation 1990

State of California - Deparment of Corrections

Nomination for Beautiful Bakersfield Award - Public/Private Partnership with Aera Energy - "Leaner Gleaners" 2013

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

To increase the number of referral agencies.
Secure more food donors
Maximize volunteer hours all in an effort to be able to serve more people.

Increase maximum capacity of 100 food boxes a day to 125 food boxes a day.

Add an educational component to our service model
Offer cooking and nutrition classes to the people we serve

By working directly with growers and the agriculture communities we will be able to offer a farm to fork approach,
Partnering and establishing more relations with other agencies.
Providing outreach through Kern County regarding the services we provide
Introducing new services to our existing programs

We are currently partnering with agencies we have not partnered with before such as The Red Cross.
We have modernized our inventory and order system to accommodate for orders on a daily basis.
We have added a development coordinator to our staff to develop and implement new programs as well as securing new funding revenue.

We have established new relationships with growers and referring agencies.
We have added the new development coordinator position.
We have not yet increased our daily box output
We have not added new programs

Financials

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Operations

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

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GOLDEN EMPIRE GLEANERS

Board of directors
as of 11/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tina Burke

Retired

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Eric Glauser

California Resources Corp.

Term: 2020 - 2024

Thomas Burke

CFO, Kern Comm. College Dist.

Tasha Clayton

HR Director, Tel-Tec Security

Ron Eaves

Retired, University Professor/Administrator

Phil Gaskill

President, Gaskill Custom Homes

Renee Massey

Communications Mgr., Castle & Cooke

William Melby

Principal, Ordiz-Melby Architects

Jenny Vaughan

Community Volunteer/ Homemaker

Vince Rojas

Retired - Federal Credit Union

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 10/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data