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Feeding Ministries Global Nonprofit Inc.

Where Communities Come Together

aka Feeding Ministries Global   |   Plant City, FL   |  https://feedingministries.org

Mission

Feeding Ministries Global Nonprofit, Inc's vision is to help fight homelessness and hunger through community development, outreach and food security programs. We will strive to be a hub for bringing together other small nonprofits, churches, or help other community developers accomplish their own outreach and food security programs. We believe there is strength in collaboration and unity. Helping people is not a competition.

Notes from the nonprofit

Though we are a new nonprofit, we have been working without accreditation for two years already. We have built partnerships and connections that allow us to give out more than 50,000 lbs of food every WEEK.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder, President

Mr. David Wedding

Co-Founder, Vice President

Mrs. Lisa Wedding

Main address

1808 James L Redman Pkwy Suite 109

Plant City, FL 33563 USA

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EIN

85-1623168

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to provide food security programs to a wider demographic, while still meeting the needs of the Tampa Bay areas most vulnerable. So many people are slipping through the cracks. We are targeting high risk areas on foot to hand out food to the homeless and offering them a place to come and get a shower, get something to eat or just a hot cup of coffee. We have also given out more than 600 blankets to homeless people in the last year alone and have secured another 600 blankets. We also provide clothing and household goods to those in need.

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

Food distribution and clothing available every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-6pm at 1254 Channelside Dr. Tampa Florida. FREE

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We are aiming to become a place that helps in more areas than just food and we are well on our way. We plan to become a community partner with Children and Families so that we can help people get the state benefits they may be entitled to. We have a mailing address for the homeless to send their documents to when they have no physical address. We are currently seeking funding to purchase a forklift. Future years include plans to have transitional housing to help the homeless get off the streets and into a home.

We are working hard on a solid social media campaign, internet presence and we are planning and working on new fundraising strategies and putting forth efforts to secure grants. We've already initiated communication with Hillsborough to work with the county and other community leaders to make a real change.

We currently lease a warehouse in Tampa that we share with another nonprofit to keep costs down. This gives us about 2500 square feet of 5000 to bring in bulk food and pack boxes for distribution 3 days a week. Our cofounder Lisa Wedding has spent years researching the fundamentals of nonprofit mechanics and stewardship. She is also a Webmaster by trade with a strong background in social media and storytelling. Our Founder David Wedding is semi-retired and spends about 3We just keep putting one foot in front of the other and we are growing so fast it truly is a honor to be a part of!

So far we have given out more than 1.3 million pounds of food. Currently we are bring in and distributing over 100,000 pounds of food a month and never have problems getting it to the people. We started off in this warehouse July 2020 and as the news spread the need quickly grew to two days a week and we just recently added our third day. We are open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 6pm. We hope to eventually be able to add more days. We've distributed over 600 blankets to the homeless in the Bay area 300 of those in the last two weeks. Our pear to pear donations now cover the cost of our warehouse and utilities every month.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Recently we were informed that our pop-up food pantries were creating a trash burden in the areas of distribution to homeless people. So in turn we stopped handing out boxes to homeless recipients and switched to reusable bags, instead. We also plan on creating future initiatives for community trash clean up in areas where it is needed the most.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Feeding Ministries Global Nonprofit Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Lisa Wedding

Feeding Ministries Global Nonprofit Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2021

Lisa Wedding

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Nikki Edditone

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Adam Powers

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Jewell Mitchell

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David Wedding

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LaJun Cole

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Sherry Pippin

Feeding Ministries Global Nonprofit Inc.

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? Not applicable
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/4/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/04/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.