MEND HUNGER

Maumelle, AR   |  www.mendhunger.org

Mission

We mend the gaps in the emergency food system through four distinct programs that provide hunger relief to households with celiac disease and food allergies.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Aleksa Hacker MA

Main address

127 Audubon Dr Suite C-323

Maumelle, AR 72113 USA

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EIN

81-3123754

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Disaster Relief: Gluten-free

When disaster strikes, we are ready to deliver gluten-free disaster food to households across America. Our rapid response model allows us to deliver no-cost celiac-safe hunger relief boxes to households anywhere the need arises. This is the only gluten-free disaster relief program in the United States. Disasters include, but are not limited to: tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tropical storms, severe storms, flooding, wildfires, mud slides, gas explosions, acts of terror, sudden environmental pollution, and acts of war. ​

Population(s) Served
Victims of disaster

Mend Hunger delivers a free monthly box of gluten-free pantry essentials like bread, baking mix, pasta, cookies, crackers, and more to households experiencing a financial hardship. Our pantry direct model allows us deliver celiac-safe hunger relief directly to gluten-free households in need across America.

Population(s) Served

Packed with nutritious and shelf-stable foods, Mend Hunger's weekend bags are kid-friendly, allergy-safe, and arrive distribution ready. Each bag provides 65 hours of weekend hunger relief to students participating in the reduced-fare or no-cost school lunch program. Bags provide 2 breakfasts, 4 entrees, 5 snacks that are individually labeled, non perishable, single serving, and easy to prepare. The bag contents are informed by USDA nutrition guidelines, reviewed by our registered dietician, and are allergy-safe for the student. The sleek and slender design allows students the opportunity to discretely slip them in their school bags before they head home. We currently serve students in attendance at 18 schools across America.

Population(s) Served
Students

Households experiencing a temporary financial hardship receive a no-cost one-time delivery of gluten-free pantry essentials like bread, baking mix, pasta, cookies, crackers, and more. Our pantry direct model allows us deliver celiac-safe hunger relief directly to gluten-free households in need across America.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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MEND HUNGER

Board of directors
as of 5/12/2022
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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 ? 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? 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? No