Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Helmetta, NJ   |  www.NewLifeFoodPantry.org

Mission

The Mission of the New Life Food Pantry is To provide food and other resources that improve the quality of life in our community.

Ruling year info

2016

Pantry Administrator

Kristen Tabert

Main address

56 Main St

Helmetta, NJ 08828 USA

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EIN

81-2488345

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our New Life Food Pantry is in need of funding to purchase a used trailer/modular unit. The new structure wold house the pantry, storage areas, counseling room and restrooms. It would also provide a reception area for our patrons to wait and enjoy refreshments out of the elements.

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?

New Life Food Pantry

Providing food and other resources to anyone in need. Food, personal care products, health screenings, nutritional information, insurance assistance, flu shots and other health and wellness resources are offered to all.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Veterans

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total pounds of food rescued

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

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,Homeless people,Unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated people

Related Program

New Life Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We participate in the Grocery Store Rescue Program and receive "rescued" food from other area stores and restaurants.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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

Families,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,Unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated people

Related Program

New Life Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are open to anyone in need. Each month we see a steady incease in those accessing our pantry. Our goal is to make sure everyone has ample food to eat.

Number of food donation partners

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

New Life Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We continuously work to add more partners in our fight against hunger. Each year additional stores, restaurants and food providers partner with us to decrease food waste and insecurity

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our goal is to secure the funding needed to prepare the grounds [some tree removal and clearing], purchase a modular unit [new or used], have it transported and set up and furnish/equip the interior to serve our patrons.

We hold an annual event that usually brings in $6,000. We plan to expand this event this year. In addition, we are applying for grants to purchase the new unit. We also utilize personal relationships to secure regular donations to our pantry for operating costs. We have set up a separate account for this project so all monies coming in for this project will go directly toward its realization and completion.

We share our vision and needs with our various networks, social, business, community. Our dedicated volunteer staff of nearly 40 people consistently look for opportunities to secure funding and bring attention to our cause. In addition we have a committee working on grants research and writing. We have some funding, the location, a selection of potential modular units, the staffing and steady supply of food and resources and a LOT of faith.

We meet on a quarterly basis to discuss and audit our progress. We review every fund-raising effort to see where our shortcomings are and work to improve them. We will know by May 1, 2018 if our additional publicity efforts for our annual Biker Blessing are successful. We also analyze each grant proposal and acceptance or rejection to see where we need improvement.

We have already secured refrigeration and freezers needed to store our non-perishable items. We have secured shelving needed for storage and distribution, We have an engineer and architect assisting us at no charge and have already cleared the project with the town. We have our food supply firmly in place [receiving and distributing over 3,000 lbs. of food each week]. Our building account currently has over $6,000 in it and we have applied for 2 grants. We recently won a grant that will help keep our food supply steady.

Financials

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Operations

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

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NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Board of directors
as of 1/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ven. Dr. Richard Lafferty

Patricia Corbett

Barbara Raczynski

Janet Kwiatkowski

Stanley Greaves

Nancy Alston

Eleanor Levine

Christopher Slavicek

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? No
  • 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? No

Keywords

Pantry, Food, Assistance, Support, Resources, Health