Community Link Mission Inc

Fighting Hunger ~ Giving Hope

aka Community Link   |   Saginaw, TX   |  www.community-link.org

Mission

Community Link strives to alleviate hunger by providing, at no charge, food and personal care items to those in need, covering 178 square miles in Northwest Tarrant County: 76052, 76114, 76131, 76135, 76137, 76177, 76179 (any family with a student attending EMS-ISD). Community Link also provides mental health counseling and case management.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Karen Fuller

Co Principal Officer

Lara Gay

Main address

300 South Belmont St

Saginaw, TX 76179 USA

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EIN

20-3579283

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working on two problems: 1. Making sure no one in our community goes hungry. 2. Helping people makes ends meet by filling the food gap.

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?

Food Pantry

Community Link strives to alleviate hunger by providing, at no charge, food and personal care items to those in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Services Provided
• Credit repair
• ID Recovery
• SNAP
• Medicaid
• TANF
• SSI
• SSDI
• Veterans Assistance
• Case management related to housing stability
• Provision of housing counseling
• Childcare assistance while looking for a job
• Transportation to access services
• Provision of rental or utility deposits, including pet deposits (excluding monthly rent charges for pets)
• Assist with rental payments and utility payments through the Texas Rent Relief Program
• Employment services and job training if job loss or loss of income was due to COVID‐19 and if needed to obtain or maintain access to housing

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Family relationships

Community Link now offers mental health counseling services free of charge to qualifying people.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Family relationships
Social and economic status

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

Age groups, Family relationships, Social and economic status

Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of food donation partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Community Link strives to alleviate hunger by providing, at no charge, food and personal care items to those in need, covering 178 square miles in Northwest Tarrant County: 76052, 76114, 76131, 76135, 76137, 76177, 76179 (any family with a student attending EMS-ISD).

Free groceries through our weekly food pantry.
Free produce and protein through our Large "Farmers" Community Market.
Upcoming: Mobile Community markets at our local high schools.

Ensuring donated food is quickly and efficiently put into the community in need.
Effectively collaborating with businesses, individuals, school districts, grocery stores, etc.

We have grown 60% in the last four years. We are anticipating an 80% growth over the next 5 years due to population increase. We have established "Farmers" Community Markets on a monthly basis to ensure fresh health produce gets into the hands of our families and senior citizens in need. We have created a network within our school district of resources to assist our community in filling their homes with a variety of healthy foods.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Community Link Mission Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Jennifer Flippo

Child Health Strategies

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Riley Watkins

Youth Minister - Saginaw Church of Christ

Term: 2016 -

Riley Watkins

Saginaw Church of Christ

Lisa Benedetti

Dean of Humanities - Tarrant County College NW

Joshua Monaco

Charles Schwabb

Dr. Linda Parker

Deputy Superintendent - EMS-ISD

Craig Backus

DRKM Strategies

Jennifer Flippo

RN, MSN, CPNP

Clarence Jacobs

Defense Contract Management Agency

Dr. Dana Barnes

Director of Educational Services - EMSISD

Travis Albritton

Banking Cneter Mgr/AVP of American Nation Bank

Krystal Bybee

The Rios Group

Alora Wachholz

CEcD

Michael Dimas

Oncor

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 11/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data