Ladies of Charity Calvert County Inc

Serving Christ in the person of the poor.

North Beach, MD   |  https://ladiesofcharitycalvertcounty.org

Mission

The Ladies of Charity Calvert County strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ by serving those in need with compassion, respect, and humility. We work to relieve poverty in all its forms. Our ministries focus on the nutritional, financial, emotional, and spiritual needs of our neighbors and on outreach projects to our community.Community Outreach - providing assistance to families with needs. Dedicated to the mission of serving Christ to the poor.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our 80 year-old Food Pantry building (an old beach house converted to a food storage warehouse) has significant structural issues that require rebuilding. We are distributing food from a trailer and a truck on the property, and we stage and store food at three other locations. Over 40 volunteers help with the weekly pantry openings. Based on a tripling of our client population, we propose to double our square footage in a replacement facility that is ADA compliant and energy efficient, to better serve our clients in the future. Our fundraising goal is $1 million. Our clients include 39% senior citizens, and 18% single mothers. 93% of our clients live in Calvert County. There is no income threshold to become a client. Clients are offered eggs, milk, fresh produce, meat, and non-perishable food at each visit. In 2021, we had 3832 client visits. A donation to our Rebuild Project will help us serve clients for the next 30 years.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Kathy Temple

Main address

PO Box 334

North Beach, MD 20714 USA

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EIN

83-1667107

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is open 8 times per month, and is staffed by 40 volunteers. No income threshold is
required to become a client. Our clients are food insecure, meaning that they need extra food to stretch their budget. Clients are offered eggs, milk, bread, fresh produce, meat and non perishable food at each visit.
Clients can come to the pantry more than once per month, as needed. In 2021, we distributed more than
200,000 pounds of food to our clients. Our client composition is 37% African American, 3% Hispanic, and
60% white. 18% of the households are headed by a single parent. 34% of the households have children
under 18. 39% of the households are headed by persons over 65 years of age. Many do not have reliable
transportation, so either come with a friend with a car, or walk, or postpone pantry visits until they have
transportation .

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
Parents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of families served

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

Multiracial people, People of African descent, People of Asian descent, People of European descent, People of Latin American descent

Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of food distributed to families at each visit

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

Adults, Children and youth, Parents, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of client families registered for food distribution

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

Adults, Children and youth, Families, Non-adult children, Parents

Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our client composition is 37% African American, 3% Hispanic, and 60% white. 19% of the households are headed by a single parent. 34% of the households have children under 18. 39% of the households are headed by persons over 65 years of age. Many do not have reliable transportation, so either come with a friend with a car, or walk, or postpone pantry visits until they have transportation . The geographic composition of our clients is 65% Twin Beaches, 11% Northern Calvert County, 16% Mid Calvert County, !% Southern Calvert County, 6% Anne Arundel County, and 1% other Counties. Our clients have other related financial insecurities, so we have added other ministries to support these needs. Throughout the year, we provide help with rent, utilities, hotel nights, prescriptions.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    At the start of COVID, we knew we had to change our process in order to stay open. We had been serving clients inside a small food pantry facility. Social distancing was not possible. So instead of closing, we moved our entire operation outside. Clients stay in their cars, and line up on the street in front of the pantry facility. Greeters take client orders on a tablet, the order prints on printer near the volunteers who assemble the food order, food is loaded into wagons and then taken to the client car. Our client base and donations increased significantly during COVID, so we were able to increase food offerings. Our 40+ volunteers have to work outside in the rain, snow, cold or heat. ur clients have told us they prefer this method of food distribution so we will continue it.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Based on client feedback, we have added more choice in selection of food items. The greeter takes an order item by item (i.e. which produce items, which meat items) at the client car and that order is printed for volunteers to assemble the selected food items. We also unpack pre-packed non perishable food for people who prefer not to have canned food. We believe there is dignity in choice.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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Ladies of Charity Calvert County Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathy Temple

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? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/26/2022

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