Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Inc.

  • Tallahassee, FL
  • http://www.fightinghunger.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through our network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger.

Main Programs

  1. Food Supply
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Our organization serves the following counties in Florida: Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla.

ruling year

1989

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Dr. Jim Croteau

Keywords

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food, foodbank, hunger, needy, volunteers

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EIN

59-2610345

Also Known As

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Accomplishments:
 Distributed nearly 7 million pounds of food in 2014, which is more than 6 million meals in the past year. Obtained grants and donations to support substantial programs for children, rural communities, and seniors.Secured and moved to a new location that provides increased opportunities to bring more healthy meals to the Big Bend region. Expanded the Child Nutrition Program to serve more than 19,000 meals and 36,000 snacks. Goals:
 Establish effective and efficient operations at new facility to maximize service to participating agencies.Strengthen recurring funding through donations and grants to allow expansion of food acquisition. Secure more volunteers for warehouse and all programs, especially agencies that distribute food directly to those in need.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Food Supply

Support for our programs comes from a variety of sources. Gifts from Individuals, Grants from Foundations, Workplace Giving Campaigns, and Corporate Sponsorship and Cause-Related Marketing are all sources from which we receive generous financial support. These funds used to carry out our mission of feeding hungry people throughout our 11-county service area.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Other Named Groups

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$1,600,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Our organization serves the following counties in Florida: Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla.

Funding Needs

Increase community monetary donations to maximize the amount of healthy meals we deliver to the Big Bend area.Increase community volunteer time. We are particular need of more volunteers to assist in quality control and distribution preparation. Expand capacity of non-profits and churches distributing food, especially in rural areas.Increase community food contributions.

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Financials

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America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Jim Croteau

BIO

James M. (Jim) Croteau, Ph.D., has had extensive experience in management and organization. Jim spent 35 years with Leon County Schools in a variety of positions, including Interim Superintendent. Jim also spent five years as CEO of Elder Care Services, providing meals on wheels and in home services to at-risk seniors. Following a brief service as Interim State Ombudsman for Long term Care with the Department of Elder Affairs, Jim agreed to help Second Harvest deal with several critical issues. Facilitating a move to a new facility in a very short amount of time and renewing financial support for capital expenses and operations were some his early success. Jim feels that the mission of the Second Harvest is critical to the community and his time with the organization will help stabilize the organization for a successful future.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

" Statement from Jim Croteau, Interim CEO:
 Second Harvest is essential to the ability of the community to lend a helping hand to those who are experiencing food insecurity in the 11-county region we serve. Many of these people are the working poor, our neighbors, and people we meet at church or school. Second Harvest is able to obtain a great deal of food from individual and corporate donations. The challenge is to cover the expenses involved in picking the food up, processing it for quality and safety, packaging the food to facilitate distribution and delivering the food to our partner agencies. Community support is essential to the success of the community's effort to provide nutrition to neighbors in need. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gigi Rollini

Messer Caparello, P.A.

Term: July 2015 - June 2016

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