Public, Society Benefit

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Inc

Working to Wipe Out Hunger

Marco Island, FL   |  OurDailyBreadFoodPantry.com

Mission

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry exists to share the love of God by reducing hunger and building relationships in our community. Our goal is to offer nourishing food choices, dignity, encouragement, and hope.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Jo Anne Lundquist

Vice President, Director of Development & Communications

Elizabeth Pecora

Main address

PO Box 109

Marco Island, FL 34146 USA

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EIN

83-2956050

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

While the Marco Island, FL area is known as a wealthy beach resort community just south of Naples, the facts belie the reputation. 41% of the children in Marco area schools are at or below the poverty level and receive free or reduced price breakfasts and lunches. And, just over the bridges from the island, the school rates are 90% at or below the poverty level with the majority being Spanish (48%) and Creole (40%). When school is out for the summer or due to Covid-19, children no longer receive subsidized food. Marco Island is also known as a wonderful place to retire so we also have a large number of older citizens as well. Seniors, who are often struggling with health issues on a fixed income, are also at risk of becoming food-insecure. Many of our families must choose between paying for rent, utilities, medicine, or groceries. These all contribute to the food-insecure — those who may not know where their next meal is coming from.

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 Program

At the heart of Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is the food pantry nourishment program. We offer a weekly Saturday drive through pantry and weekly mobile pantries as well as weekday food by appointment. Through community food drives and partnerships, we are able to not only provide non-perishable staples but also fresh eggs, milk, breads, fruits and vegetables. In addition to food, we provide referral assistance to those in need when available, We have also established a partnership with Baby Basics of Collier County so that guests may get free diapers, if qualified, for the first three years of a child's life.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Through our community food drives, word of mouth, speaking opportunities and more, the greater community is becoming more aware of our food pantry but also how we serve. Whereas all our relationships in the beginning were pantry focused, we now have organizations and individuals letting us know of specific needs and we are able to target these specific needs as they come to our attention.  Through this program, we are able to act quickly and tailor the pantry to the recipients.Our Mobile Pantry Program is where we take the pantry to the guests. The program includes two schools on Fridays twice a month, Marco Island, the Marco YMCA and 41 Corridor on an as-required basis. We partner with Al's Pals, a local philanthropist service team who assists with our Mobile distribution.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Children and youth (0-19 years)

(Program on hold due to COVID-19) With a population demographic heavily comprised of senior citizens, Marco Island presents a unique challenge since it has no Senior Center. It came to the attention of our leadership that some senior citizens on fixed incomes have to choose between medicine, food and housing costs.  We initiated three programs to build relationships to ensure we can nourish them in both physical, social, and spiritual ways.The Senior programs we have put in place are:(1) "Lunch with Friends": This program is a luncheon held once a month for those 60 and better and is co-sponsored by the YMCA. It provides a free meal donated by local restaurants, served by volunteers, programs which can be educational, entertaining, or informative, and door prizes. This is an opportunity for social interaction and making new friends. If attendees are unable to drive, transportation is provided.(2)Senior Pantry Day: Immediately following the luncheon we hold a pantry day for seniors who need food where they can shop the "choice" food pantry, avoiding the Saturday pantry crowds.(3) Care & Share: The pantry is an agency for Harry Chapin Food Bank and provides seniors who qualify with 2 bags of supplemental food and cheese. Once a month on the seniors are notified when the food has arrived. On occasion, when seniors are homebound, this food is delivered to their home.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

As a 100% volunteer-run organization, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is only able to positively impact the community week after week due to our dedicated and skilled volunteers. With a volunteer Leadership Team of four, we have grown to a dynamic team of more than 380 who expertly serve in a variety of capacities. Some volunteers live locally full-time, and others are seasonal visitors to our resort island and we have adapted to their unique schedules.With assigned roles, job descriptions and training sessions, we established a multi-lingual volunteer program to serve not only our guests but engage their gifts and skills to improve our pantry. We also work with schools to provide high schoolers with an opportunity to do their Community Service work at the pantry. We have volunteers from ages 12 to 80+!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents (13-19 years)

Where we work

Awards

Best New Agency 2017

The Harry Chapin Food Bank

Humanitarians of the Year 2017

Marco Island Civic Association

Unsung Heroes Award 2020

Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club

Affiliations & memberships

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Greater Marco Long Term Recovery Group (Disaster) 2017

Disaster Alliance of Collier County 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Average number of service recipients per month

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Food Pantry Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Pantry Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Charting impact

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry exists to share the love of God by reducing hunger and building relationships in our community. Our goal is to offer nourishing food choices, dignity, encouragement and hope. Our vision is working to wipe out hunger in Collier County, FL by making food accessible and available to anyone in need.

Food Pantry Program:  As a resort area with a seasonal influx of residents and visitors, our guests often have greater need in off-season when jobs are cut-back or eliminated. We must stockpile necessities during season to cover the heightened need of the summer months. We are raising awareness during season and seeking grants. Mobile Pantry Program: The most fluid of our programs, the success of our Mobile Pantry Program hinges upon our ability to react to new requirements when we recognize them. When Saturday pantries or weekday appointments cannot meet guests need  for food due to work schedules (many have multiple or weekend jobs), or lack of transportation (38% of Marco Island students live off-island and commute via school buses) we are choosing to go beyond the four walls of our pantry to them. This has involved standardizing pre-packaged bags of food and working with other organizations to bring in their volunteers to help meet the growing need.  Approximately 41% of our students receive Federally assisted food from our local schools. During the summer, that food goes away and we help to meet this need by providing food via our Mobile Pantry every other week to two schools, to the YMCA which hosts a camp during the summers, and to farm workers in the 41 Corridor area. Senior Citizen Initiative: Marco Island is an area with many seniors who retire here and yet is without a Senior Center.  Many seniors juggle their limited incomes between housing, food, and medications. We have a dedicated Senior Initiative Director and a three fold Senior Initiative:(1) A monthly "Lunch with Friends" is held jointly with the YMCA in a local church with a free (donated) meal served by volunteers, programs which are informative, educational, or entertaining, door prizes, and transportation if needed. The meals are graciously donated by local businesses. These luncheons provide an opportunity for seniors to socialize, make friends, and enjoy each others' company. (2) A monthly Senior Pantry Day immediately following  'Lunch with Friends" is provided where seniors can shop for their food at the pantry without having to wait in the Saturday pantry lines and take advantage of the transportation provided.(3) We have partnered with Harry Chapin Food Bank to be a distribution point for Care & Share  supplemental food for seniors who are on a limited budget. Volunteer Program: In order to manage, schedule, train, attract, and encourage dedicated volunteers to work in the Food Pantry and its outreaches we have dedicated a Coordinator for this program. We have implemented scheduling software to communicate electronically with our volunteers so they can easily sign up for their work sessions (SignUp Genius). With a Volunteer base that is both full-time on the island, seasonal, and multi-lingual (English, Spanish, and Creole) we provide training and a Handbook to teach our Volunteers  how to run the pantry in an optimal way.

As a 100% volunteer-led and volunteer-operated organization, we trace all our accomplishments back to the people who have joined us in our mission.Board/ Leadership Team: The 4-person leadership team pulls from varied backgrounds including: software development, food procurement, sales and marketing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, project management, and manufacturing executive management.Volunteers: Our volunteer base has grown from 4 to over 500, making new talents available to the Pantry, including the services of a pro-bono CPA and bookkeeper. We provide training and a Handbook, and mentoring of new volunteers. Partnerships:  We have partnered with service and faith based organizations as well as businesses for food, volunteers, and funds. Al's Pals, a local philanthropy service group, is our mobile pantry food distribution partner. Baby Basics of Collier County has chosen our pantry as a diaper distribution site. We have worked each year with Kiwanis on their Christmas in July program to provide schools backpacks for children. Automation: We currently use FoodBank Manager, SignUp Genius (volunteers), Network For Good (donor management) and QuickBooks software systems.

- By tracking the number of new and repeat Guests that seek our services. - Data is tracked then analyzed via our Registration process and our software system, FoodBank Manager

Our story started right here on Marco Island at the Tommie Barfield Elementary School in 2015. A teacher noticed that some of her students were having difficulty concentrating during the school day. Concerned, she learned that these same students did not have enough food to eat on weekends. While participating in the Federal meal subsidization program during the school week, these children simply didn't have access to food on non-school days. The school began stuffing backpacks with food on Fridays. Word of this spread to one of our founders who learned that 41% of the school's children qualified for the feeding program. It was our first hint of the local hunger problem, showing itself through the most vulnerable among us - the children.But just how big was the need? This was the question asked early on by our founders, a group of local Marco Island women. Doing their due diligence, these women joined the Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County, toured local pantries and charities, and researched best practices. After noting the non-existence of a food pantry between the Naples Courthouse and Everglades City, they had the validation they needed to create a food pantry on Marco Island. Our Daily Bread Food Pantry soon had a physical address in Annex building at 1450 Winterberry Drive. With the initial infrastructure in place and shelves needing to be filled, the founding team began getting the word out to churches, businesses, and civic organizations while pursuing strategic relationships with three major food banks.On January 9, 2016 the Food Pantry opened its doors. Our first year over 3600 guests and 300 families had received over 50,000 pounds of nourishing food..In 2017 we continued the fight against hunger serving 11,700 guests with over 150,00 pounds of food  and expanding our outreach to the local YMCA, 41 Corridor families and Seniors (Lunch with Friends and Senior Pantry Day)..In addition, when the eye of Hurricane Irma hit our island in September of 2017, the pantry met the needs of feeding 200 First Responders, EMS and FEMA workers for the first week they were on the island. In 2018 we also expanded our Mobile Pantries to two schools and upgraded our Senior Initiative to include Care & Share supplemental foods from Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB). We became the distribution center on pantry days for Baby Basics free diapers for those who qualify. We served 26,600 people by 2018 year end, 29,000 in 2019. In a county where over 40,000 are food insecure, we are pleased to have helped to feed over 71, 000 people in the first four years. In 2020 with the change of the economy due to COVID-19 the need for food has increased by 560%. We are currently serving an average 10,000 people each month, projecting over 100,000 by year end 2020.

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.

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  • How is the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), paper surveys, case management notes, suggestion box/email.

  • 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.

Financials

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Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/26/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jo Anne Lundquist

Elizabeth (Liz) Pecora

Vice President, Director

JoAnne Lundquist

President, Director

Vicki Johnson

Secretary, Director

Nancy Kot

Treasurer, Director

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 ? 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? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/03/2019

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Keywords

food pantry, food insecurity, hunger, food assistance, food distribution, food bank