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NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Helmetta, NJ   |  www.NewLifeFoodPantry.org
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NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

EIN: 81-2488345


Mission

The Mission of the New Life Food Pantry is To provide food and other resources that improve the quality of life in our community.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Kristen Tabert

Main address

56 Main Street

Helmetta, NJ 08828 USA

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EIN

81-2488345

Subject area info

Food banks

Population served info

Economically disadvantaged people

Low-income people

Veterans

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

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 have seen an increased need for food in the past year, serving 40% more people than in 2022. We continually seek funding to be able to increase our distribution and to continue to provide food and other resources to anyone in need. We are seeking funds to make improvements to the property and provide a shelter for waiting clients. These changes would help provide increased storage for fresh food.

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?

New Life Food Pantry

Providing food and other resources to anyone in need. Food, personal care products, health screenings, nutritional information, insurance assistance, flu shots and other health and wellness resources are offered to all. Health services are provided through our partners and are available to anyone in need.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans

Where we work

Awards

Tom Ellison VOlunteer of the Year Award 2023

Feeding Middlesex County

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total pounds of food rescued

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

New Life Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We participate in the Grocery Store Rescue Program and receive "rescued" food from other area stores and restaurants.

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

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

Families, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

New Life Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are open to anyone in need. Each month we see a steady incease in those accessing our pantry. Our goal is to make sure everyone has ample food to eat.

Number of food donation partners

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

Children, Seniors, Older adults

Related Program

New Life Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We continuously work to add more partners in our fight against hunger. Each year additional stores, restaurants and food providers partner with us to decrease food waste and insecurity

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.

Our goal is to be able to meet the increasing need for food. We have seen a significant increase in the number of food insecure families. We work very hard to continue to provide nutritious options to our most vulnerable neighbors.

We consistenly work with local stores and organizations to minimize food waste and ensure that anyone in need has access to healthy food options regardless of their background, ethnicity or financial status. We also provide access to various health initiatives to support the community.

To meet our current goals we have formed a great partnership with our community and are working together to expand our resources. We have acquired multiple unit to store fresh, healthy foods. In addition, we apply for various grants to support and improve our work.

Through a concentrated effort we have successfully modified two shipping conainers to serve as food storage. We have added additional volunteers to pick up fresh produce for us as well as other food items so we can increase our capacity to serve. We also particpate in Grocery Store Geaning Programs to help minimize food waste from local stores, and provide quality food to our clients.

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 bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $6,626
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $2,104
Other Revenue $10
Total Revenue $9,193
Expenses
Program Services $9,668
Administration $4,653
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $14,321

NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Kristen Tabert

Kristen Tabert has been the Executive Director of the New Life Food Pantry since its inception. Initially the pantry operations involved Miss Tabert giving about 2-3 people a week items from a shelf in a closet. Today the pantry has expanded to two large rooms and two modified shipping containers and has 30 volunteers to serve the 80 + families that come each week. The expansion of the pantry has inspired Miss Tabert to look for options to provide more fresh foods and vegetables. Miss Tabert is the owner of two health-related businesses; AccuLaserUSA, which provides services to help people stop smoking and restore health and an online business that sells health and nutrition products www.USOrganic Living.com. In her spare time, Miss Tabert enjoys traveling, reading and counseling people on nutrition.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

NEW LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

The Rev. Canon Marc Steele

Patricia Corbett

Barbara Raczynski

Janet Kwiatkowski

Stanley Greaves

Nancy Alston

Lillian Woolfolk

Cindy Pasuk

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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 1/11/2024

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2022

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.