The Cultural Cup Food Bank

We Help People Help Themselves to a Better Life

aka CCFB   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  www.culturalcup.com

Mission

CCFB Committed to: - Providing quality emergency food boxes in a manner that protects and maintains a high level of dignity and respect for people in need, especially those with medical or religious dietary restrictions. - To acknowledge the diversity of those people when faced with dietary or religious food restrictions during times of hardship. - Utilizing the concept of volunteerism to enhance the quality of life for all community members. - Building community relationships that foster unity in diversity.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director/CEO

Sabiha Keskin

Main address

PO Box 17521

Phoenix, AZ 85011 USA

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EIN

81-0622721

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our community is suffering from lack of ongoing public support to help the under served population with nutritional foods and resources to have a healthy life to sustain themselves during times of hardship. Homeless families w/children, and individuals are the highest at risk in Phoenix Metro area of Maricopa County, Arizona. The homeless not only need nutritional food, they also need help in finding resources that can assist them in finding permanent ways to stay healthy and getting off the street. Our organization is taking a step towards helping the homeless find shelter and other resources. Many homeless come to our organization for food. We not only provide food, we also make assessments of their needs and refer them to free medical clinics where they can be seen by a physician, have access to clean cloths, shower and a hot meal as well as a case manager who can help with housing. We also help individuals and families become aware, understand and sign up for the SNAP program.

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?

Emergency Food Box Program

Emergency Food Box Program is supported by community donations, dry and commodity food items are donated by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and Mid West Food Bank, as well as public & private donors.

Population(s) Served

Provide a lunch bag to the homeless. To include 1 sandwich, 1 snack, condiments, 1 bottled water.

Population(s) Served

Periodically we provide "Hygiene Kits" to the homeless

Population(s) Served

Periodically provide donated school supplies to children K-12.

Population(s) Served

Provide a small bag of emergency dog or cat food.

Population(s) Served

Provide diapers, formula and baby food when available.

Population(s) Served

Donated clothing and household items are available for those in need. Men and women's interview apparel also available.

Population(s) Served

Emergency utility and rent assistance available with limited funds. Families and individuals who are in need of emergency utility or rent assistance must present a 'cut off' notice and/or explanation of urgent need. (limited to funds available)

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Governor Volunteer Service Award 2007

Arizona Governors Award

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Pounds of clothing donated

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2018 was the first year the organization has tracked the donations of clothing and household goods received and distributed to the community. Approx: 45,563 lbs.

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

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

Back to School Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Back Packs and school supplies are donated, usually as kits. In 2018, several cases of backpacks and school supplies were donated, increasing the availability for children in need of these items.

Number of children served

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

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of children who received school supplies

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

Back to School Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

School supplies donated in 2018 exceeded the backpack supplies. Children were still able to receive school supplies after we ran out of the backpacks filled with supplies.

Number of hygiene kits distributed

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

Hygiene Kits

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hygiene kits received from another organization.

Total dollars distributed for utilities assistance

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year

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

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of produce distributed

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

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of food donation partners

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

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar value of produce distributed

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

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Homeless Participants Served?

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

Homeless Lunch Bags

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our long term goals of providing essential Emergency Food Boxes, Baby Boxes, Emergency Pet Food, clothing, household items, back to school backpacks/supplies and hygiene kits to the community have been met and sustained for over fifteen years. The organizations ultimate goals for the future, is to expand and create new services; such as a free "Integrated Medical Program run by Medical Students with the support of Medical Staff and local doctors. Additionally it is also our goal to include a free Dental program, also student run and to continue to grow to meet the needs of our ever growing community.

One of the strategies the organization is implementing, is networking with local agencies, students from high schools, colleges and universities who are in social service and health classes. Additionally we have a dedicated person whose main goal/job will be to bring in more stable funding to sustain this organization and its programs long term.

The organization has two paid staff members as well as at least seven continual volunteers. CCFB is a partner with St Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Mid Western Food Bank and networks with various other organizations through out the vicinity. The Cultural Cup has partnered with Arizona Community Action Association with the SNAP Program and are now qualified SNAP Assistors and can help clients apply for benefits.

CCFB Staff has networked with local businesses, organizations, College and University students and staff, that have the same goals in helping the our local community. In doing so we have established vital resource and referral information that can be passed on to our clients to help them become and stay self-sustaining.

Financials

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Operations

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

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The Cultural Cup Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 4/2/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sabiha Keskin

The Cultural Cup Food Bank Inc

Term: 2013 - 2031


Board co-chair

Mini'imah El Amin

The Cultural Cup Food Bank

Term: 2015 -

Sabiha Keskin

The Cultural Cup Food Bank

Mini'imah El Amin

Retired

Munirah Alrawashdeh

The Cultural Cup Food Bank

Bridgett Pettis

Retired Mercury Basketball

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