Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Feed the Need of Putnam County Inc

aka Feedtheneedofputnam



Our mission is to help food insecure children 800 plus weekly in our community and to provide nutritious meals over the weekends for these children.

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children, food insecurity, volunteer, non profit,





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Public Health Program (E70)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

PUTNAM COUNTY FACTS • 20.8% Food Insecurity Rate in Putnam County • 14,900 Food Insecure Individuals (Rounded) • 5,100 are children below the age of 18 are food insecure • 88% of Households below 200% poverty (SNAP,WIC,CSFP,TEFAP) EFFECTS OF CHILD HUNGER: 1. 100 missed meals per family per month 2. 84% of Households by cheap food verses health because of price 3. 20% of children in food insecure homes are NOT eligible for food assistance 4. Food insecure children are likely to: *Repeat a grade in elementary school *Experience developmental impairments (language / motor skills) *Have Social Problems *Have Behavioral Problems

Our programs

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

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Feed the Need of Putnam County, Inc.

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of meals delivered

Population(s) served

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Feed the Need of Putnam County, Inc.

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Context notes

800 children served a backpack of food for a weekend for 36 schools weekends

Charting Impact

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

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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 be able to have enough food for the weekend to send home with each food insecure child in Putnam County for every weekend during the school year.

• Advocate • Volunteer Recruitment • Talk About Hunger with everyone • We have local promotions like; food drives, annual garage sale to raise funds, yearly events that promote and generate funding to purchase food, one time and reoccurring donations. • We have enlisted churches and civic groups to do a food drives, etc.

Our capabilities come from our Board Members, community members, local businesses, churches, civic groups and youth lead groups who have the drive and passion that fuels them to their time by either working fundraisers, promoting Feed the Need of Putnam County, Inc., doing presentations about FTNPC and generating knowledge of the our program and the need for it. Waste Not Want Not of Orange Park (Non Profit Food Rescue Organization) also provides our Non Profit with staple items and drinks for our children. We have also partnered with Hunger Fight out of Jacksonville, FL in packing meals for our food insecure children.

We keep track of all money and food coming in and going out to the children. This allows us to see our progress on a regular basis.

We have created contacts (community members, local businesses, churches, civic groups and youth lead groups , etc.) with in our community that help with our organization's progress, we have created annual events that provide food and money (for the purchase of food), we have formed a 501-c Non Profit Organization, we have created a Board of Members from various areas in our community, we now have a Facebook Page, a website, and a Logo for our organization.

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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the feedback loop
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: sms text surveys.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: it is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback.
What significant change resulted from feedback
Children were having a hard time getting their weekend food home safely on the bus, FTNPC wrote a grant and purchased zipper bags for the children to be able to securely carry food on the bus to their house.

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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