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 hardship & Covid-19. 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
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans

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

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Veterans

Periodically we provide "Hygiene Kits" to the homeless

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Periodically provide donated school supplies to children K-12.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Provide a small bag of emergency dog or cat food.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans

Provide diapers, formula and baby food when available.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Economically disadvantaged people

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

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

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
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Governor Volunteer Service Award 2007

Arizona Governors Award

Qualifying Charitable Organization Certificate 2020

Arizona State Department of Revenue

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
Population(s) Served

Adults, Seniors, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Pounds of clothing donated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Clothing and Household Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to Covid-19 2020 & 2021 CCFB is unable to take clothing donations from individuals. Other non-profit organizations have donated socks, hygiene kits during this time.

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

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
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people, Unemployed people, Veterans

Related Program

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who received school supplies

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

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
Population(s) Served

Nomadic people, Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth, Adults

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.

Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Adults, Nomadic people

Related Program

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of produce distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

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
Population(s) Served

Adults, Nomadic people, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar value of produce distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

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 to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

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
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Related Program

Homeless Lunch Bags

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of produce grown

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Nomadic people

Related Program

Emergency Food Box Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Local farmers donated fresh grown produce

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 eighteen years. Now with the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential to be able to continue our
programs to help even more individuals and families who have fallen on sudden hardships due to the Corona Viruses.

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.

The organization has four dedicated staff/volunteers who make it possible to keep things going. 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 04/25/2022
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

Bridgett Pettis

Retired Mercury Basketball

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 ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 4/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/24/2022

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Data
  • 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 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.