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Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Inc

Working to Wipe Out Hunger

Marco Island, FL   |  OurDailyBreadFoodPantry.org

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Mission

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry (ODBFP) exists to share the love of God by reducing hunger for our neighbors in need. Please note that while many of our volunteers are called by their individual faiths to serve others, there is no religious requirement to receive food and all eligible children, families and seniors are welcomed with hope, respect and encouragement.

Ruling year info

2019

Executive Director

Evelyn Rossetti-Ryan

Main address

PO Box 109

Marco Island, FL 34146 USA

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EIN

83-2956050

NTEE code info

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

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

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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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. 43% 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 Programs

Although Marco Island and all of Collier County are often perceived as an enclave for the wealthy, this is not a reality for the workforce who provide the essential services that propel our local economy. Our pantries distribute food 6 days a week averaging 14 monthly opportunities for food insecure families in Collier County to conveniently access our services.

Our signature Saturday Pantry (fixed location in Marco Island) operates every Saturday 52 weeks a year from 9 am 12 noon and also offers emergency and appointment assistance as requested.

Our six mobile pantries provide scheduled bi-weekly or monthly distribution sites to expand our outreach to include neighborhoods without easy access to transportation and serving the seasonal farm worker families who reside in Collier County from November-May.

Overall, we provided 1,071 households (on average) weekly access to our USDA nutritionally balanced Family Food Packs that would cost them over $100 at the grocery store.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Adults

Our targeted Helping Hungry Kids School Program provides breakfast 5-days a week for 100 students at Marco Island Charter Middle School. We also distribute pre-assembled 380 Healthy Kids Weekend Bags with two days of meals for them to take home from school or camp every Friday. Locations served include Manatee Elementary School, Manatee Middle School and Lely Elementary School plus summer camps offered by the YMCA and Lely High School. Combined with the number of individual children specifically served through our pantry distributions, ODBFP projects helping a total of 8,258 individual children overall through the distribution of 863,521 lbs. of food providing 719,600 nutritious meals (calculated at 1.2 lbs. per meal) specifically for children in 2024.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Our Special Services for Seniors include deliveries for the homebound and supplemental Harry Chapin Food Bank Care and Share food kits designed to address the specific nutritional requirements for any eligible guest over age 60. Our Lunch With Friends monthly gathering was initiated in 2017 and is designed to also feed the souls of seniors who are feeling isolated and alone. Co-sponsored by the YMCA of Collier County, this very special event provides a free meal generously donated by local restaurants and served by volunteers. Speakers offer presentations on educational, entertaining or informative topics that are completed with door prizes and camaraderie.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Harvey Kapnick Award 2022

Community Foundation of Collier County

Spirit of Marco Award 2022

Marco Island Noontime Rotary

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

Collier Disaster Alliance 2017

United Way of Collier and the Keys Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) 2020

SWFL Health & Wellness Coalition 2022

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
Related Program

Food Pantry Programs

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 Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

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 43% 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 week to four schools, two local churches, 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 99% 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.

Our story started right here on Marco Island at the Tommie Barfield Elementary School in 2016. 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.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, 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

Financials

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Operations

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Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Allyson Richards

Allyson Richards

Board Chair

Nancy Kot

Vice Chair

Ron Saffin

Treasurer

Mark Muedeking

Secretary

Tarik Ayasun

Director

Albert Benarroch

Director

Michael Murphy

Director

Evelyn Rossetti-Ryan

Ex-Officio

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 ? Yes
  • 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 4/9/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2023

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.