Paige's Pantry

Good Things Growing

Oceanside, CA   |  paigespantry.org

Mission

Our mission is to help teach and empower teens and adults on the autism spectrum. Giving them the opportunity to learn organizational, communication, community and administrative skills. We will provide FREE produce from partnerships with our community farms and local organizations. Not only eliminating food waste but also helping families get on a be

Ruling year info

2021

Founder/ CEO

Malinda Dalton-Cook

Main address

821 Sunningdale Dr

Oceanside, CA 92057 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

85-3431290

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

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?

Paige's Pantry

Our programs benefit San Diego County in multiple ways. We provide free fruits and
vegetables to 164 people weekly who are among the reported 1 in 3 county residents
who are nutritious food insecure, meaning they are unable to provide themselves or
their families with three healthy meals each day.
Many of our clients have food allergies and share recipes with each other. Our autism
families (who account for 55 of our weekly clients) regularly share tips for healthy
cooking. Weight gain is a common issue for autism families because children on the
spectrum may get stuck in behavioral loops that cause them to focus on eating a select few foods that are often unhealthy choices. The group members’ encouragement for
each other is a positive ripple effect of our programs and a reminder that those who
receive assistance may also be the first to offer support.
Paige’s Pantry also benefits San Diego County by working to recover and redistribute
food that would otherwise be wasted.

Population(s) Served
Family relationships
Religious groups
Social and economic status
Work status and occupations
Health

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

Our project’s goals are to increase our weekly volunteers from our current 12 teens and adults on the autism spectrum to 20 per week; to expand our network of local farms, community partners, and backyard growers who donate fresh fruits and vegetables to our produce pantry by ; and to grow our produce distribution to serve 314 residents per week. We will soon hire an Executive Assistant to pursue produce donors, manage volunteer schedules, coordinate backyard gleaning opportunities, conduct media outreach, and provide administrative support. The Executive Assistant’s support role will free up our Executive Director’s time to build out our life/work skills program, expand our support group for our produce pantry clients, recruit additional teen and adult volunteers, pursue new community partnerships, and secure diverse fundraising opportunities.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Families experiencing food insecurities, teens and adults with developmental disables, teachers and staff needing fresh produce

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

    Suggestion box/email,

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

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have provided more fresh produce to those in need and are afraid to ask for help. An anonymous form was made to sign up and the produce was delivered to addresses free of charge. Our produce bags are always free of charge.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    Our customers feel like they are apart of our mission and organization.

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

Paige's Pantry
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Paige's Pantry

Board of directors
as of 09/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Malinda Dalton-Cook

Paige's Pantry

Heather Taylor

Paige's Pantry

Janine Boleda

Paige's Pantry

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/18/2022

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/18/2022

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.