Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Helmetta, NJ

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

2016

Pantry Administrator

Kristen Tabert

Main Address

56 Main St

Helmetta, NJ 08828 USA

Keywords

Pantry, Food, Assistance, Support, Resources, Health

EIN

81-2488345

 Number

2480709822

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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New Life Food Pantry

Where we work

Our Results

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Total pounds of food rescued

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

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

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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.

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Financials

NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Diversity Strategies

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We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We have a diversity plan
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We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We are simply open to anyone in need. Our volunteers and aptrons span all races, religions and ethnicities. While we understand this is an issue of social import, we simply feel there is no need to differentiate since we are all human beings sharing this world.