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SKAGIT VALLEY NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Food . Help . Hope

Mount Vernon, WA   |  www.svneighborsinneed.com

Mission

Our mission is to provide healthy, nutritious food to the food insecure, no questions asked.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director

Steve Fox

Operations Manager

Paige Davis

Main address

Po Box 394

Mount Vernon, WA 98273 USA

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EIN

91-0951646

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Skagit Valley, like all locations, suffers from poverty, be it unemployment, underemployment, or homelessness. People are left trying to feed their families on limited funds, sometimes having to make a decision to pay bills, see a doctor, get medication or eat and often this leads to people having to make hard decisions, including not eating. A lot of children in homes suffering with poverty are not able to eat during the day over the weekends or during school vacations as they have been relying on the free school lunches to fill that gap. The elderly are also dealing with these issues as they have a very limited income, sometimes leaving them unable to eat.

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?

Backpacks for Kids

This program helps bridge the nutrition gap that at-risk students face over weekends and extended school breaks by sending them home with a backpack full of nutritious food

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Every week we distribute food to approximately 500 people experiencing food insecurity.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide a box of food to the doors of those less able, elderly or ill.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

General food distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Collected when families came in to receive food

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Pounds of produce distributed

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

Age groups

Related Program

General food distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes Grocery Rescue, private donors, and repeat store donations (non-grocery rescue)

Number of meals delivered

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

Seniors, People with disabilities

Related Program

Mobile Food

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number is representative of households and not individuals. We deliver boxes of food to the houses, rather than individual meals

Number of children who receive food over the weekend

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Backpacks for Kids

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We provide the schools who participate, bags of food for them to distribute to the children in need so they are able to have at least one meal a day over the weekend

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Neighbors in Need Food Bank seeks to aid those facing food insecurity by providing supplemental nutritional aid on a weekly basis. By providing food in multiple different ways, our goal is to be able to help as many underprivileged, under and unemployed, and homeless people as we can. By helping people be more food secure, they are able to provide their families with a better quality of life, and we are able to support these families in returning to work or finding more gainful employment.

Our strategies include multiple programs to reach the maximum number of clients.

-Weekly distribution of nutritional resources at our location

-Backpack for Kids: At risk children are provided meals to help with the lack of school nutritional programs during weekends, holidays and summer break

-Mobile Food: Food is delivered to people who are unable to make it to our physical location to receive nutritional aid.

Resources are gained in a number of different ways including:

-Food rescue: Volunteers rescue over 1.2 million pounds of food from local retail grocery outlets.

-Private donations

-Grants

-Government assistance

While we haven't accomplished our ultimate goal of ending food insecurity in Skagit County, we have accomplished a number of things to include:

-Served over 100,000 total people in our 2018 financial year
-Rescued over 1.2 million pounds of food from the landfill.
-Distributed over 900,000 lbs of food in FY18 through our various programs.
-We are supporting between 6 and 31 jobs each year
-We have directly created 1 job

We will be continuing to provide our community with the food help they require.

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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SKAGIT VALLEY NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Board of directors
as of 11/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rudy Kerkvliet

Skagit Valley Neighbors in Need


Board co-chair

Steve Fox

Skagit Valley Neighbors in Need

Rudy Kerkvliet

Fred Barnum

Lynette Brower

Robert Ramborger

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? 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 11/20/2021

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-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

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/20/2021

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.