Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Fairbanks Community Food Bank Service Inc

  • Fairbanks, AK
  • www.fairbanksfoodbank.org

Mission Statement

The primary purpose of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank Service, Inc. is to provide food for hungry people and to distribute surplus food that would ordinarily be discarded. All locally collected food is to be distributed without charge.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Fairbanks Community Food Bank Warehouse
Service Areas

Self-reported

Alaska

Interior Alaska

ruling year

1983

Principal Officer since 1990

Self-reported

Mrs. Samantha Kirstein

Keywords

Self-reported

food, nutrition, volunteer, seniors, children, students, hunger, poverty, Alaska

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Also Known As

Food Bank

EIN

92-0088266

 Number

7919084814

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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

Self-reported by organization

In 2011 we served almost 40,000 different people in Interior Alaska, and almost 1/2 of them were local children.  Doing this took 18,000 volunteer hours, 2,000,000 pounds of locally donated food, and financial contributions from 4,000 different donors.

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

Last year we provided food boxes, through approximately 100 distribution sites, to over 33,000 different people in Interior Alaska. 50% of those people are local children. We also distribute two USDA programs; TEFAP and CSFP. Both are federal income guidelines programs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Fairbanks Community Food Bank Warehouse

We collect local surplus food and distribute it, through 100+ agencies, to the members of the community that need it.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$852,847.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Alaska

Interior Alaska

Funding Needs

We are funded this way: 29% Fundraising 27% Earned Income (rental income) 21% Individual giving 11% Corporate giving  7% State Grants  5% Federal Grants

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Financials

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FAIRBANKS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK SERVICE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

Fairbanks Community Food Bank Service Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Samantha Kirstein

BIO

Samantha has been executive director of this non-profit since 1990, and has seen tremendous growth and change in the organization.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Fairbanks Community makes a difference in the lives of neighbors by sharing resources. The people of Fairbanks truly live the lessons taught by the Stone Soup Legend –– Fairbanks Style.  Every person gives a little of what they have and the result helps a great number of people.  This is a great community because every year the people in this community meet the needs in this community.  That is pretty amazing!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mike Walsh

No Affiliation

Term: Oct 2011 - Oct 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?