Securing Safe Food Corp.
Allergen-Free. Easily Accessible. In Food Pantries Across the US.
Securing Safe Food Corp.
as of March 2023
as of March 13, 2023
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
RACHEL BROOKS, 20, is a sophomore at Princeton University studying English, ancient Greek language and philosophy, and premedicine. Inspired by her experiences living with chronic gastrointestinal conditions and multiple food allergies, she founded Securing Safe Food (SSF) in 2020 to address the burden of medical dietary needs and increase access to low or no-cost allergen-friendly food. SSF has since become the geographically largest nonprofit equipping food pantries with allergen-free foods while helping to ensure allergy-conscious grouping and distribution of specialty items. Rachel is currently researching food insecurity and disparities in food allergy with Northwestern University’s Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research (CFAAR).
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Securing Safe Food Corp.Board of directors
as of 01/30/2023
Board of directors data
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes 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 oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 12/28/2022
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- We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
- 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 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.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- 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.