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Puyallup Food Bank

Food is the first step

aka Puyallup Food Bank   |   Puyallup, WA   |  www.pfb.org

Mission

At the Puyallup Food Bank, we are passionate about meeting the urgent needs of our neighbors and partnering to assist them, believing food is the first step on their journey to a more hopeful future.

Ruling year info

1973

CEO

Mr Shawn Manley

Main address

PO Box 202

Puyallup, WA 98371 USA

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EIN

23-7259739

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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

Food Distribution

We serve fresh produce, meat, dairy, canned, and frozen items directly to families every week, and we also a distribute food to nearly 100 community partners and food pantries. We also provide one-on-one navigation and client cohort support networks. Our organization is the largest convener of nonprofit ministries and service providers in Pierce County.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to track down clients when there is a long lag-time between their last service/surve

Financials

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Operations

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

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Puyallup Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 01/02/2024
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Board chair

Anna Madden

Anna Madden

Al Culver

Sara Schmitz

Nicole Thacker

Andrew Farmer

Board leadership practices

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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