Affton Christian Food Pantry

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aka Affton Christian Food Pantry   |   Affton, MO   |  afftonchristianfoodpantry.com

Mission

Our mission is to live the Christian principles of our member churches by serving as a continuous and reliable source of food and assistance to those in need in the Affton community.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Mrs. Jennifer Meehan Meehan

Main address

4960 Heege Rd

Affton, MO 63123 USA

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EIN

26-3553630

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The main purpose of the Affton Christian Food Pantry is to address hunger insecurity in the south St. Louis City/County area. Hunger and Food Insecurity go to the basis of all human interactions. Students cannot learn well; employees cannot work effectively; communities cannot function properly when its members are hungry. By meeting this most basic need, the Affton Christian Food Pantry ensures the health and wellness of both the individuals we serve and the greater community.

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?

Client Shopping

Clients may visit our pantry once every two weeks.  During this visit, they "shop" for items and fill a basket with food to feed their families.  They are accompanied by a volunteer, who ensures that quantities are in keeping with family size and need.  Clients choose which items to take.  Every item distributed to a family has been chosen by that family.  Client families will leave with a grocery cart filled with food, including fresh produce, eggs, butter, meat, bread, and nonperishable items.  To ensure a balanced and healthy variety of foods, we often need to supplement donated food with purchases made directly by the pantry.

Population(s) Served

This program fills a gap in our children's food sources during school breaks (winter, spring, and summer breaks) by providing an additional bag of breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for each school-aged child.

Population(s) Served

Once a year, to supplement the healthy foods we offer all year, we host a Health & Wellness Fair, open to all in the community. This free fair includes access to flu shots, mammograms, blood glucose and blood pressure checks, as well as nutritious food tastings and information on a variety of health and wellness related organizations and resources.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Food Resource Bank - Supporting Member 2009

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) Serve as a continuous and reliable source of food and assistance for all in need in the Affton area; 2) provide emergency food assistance to all who present a need; 3) promote health and wellness through a variety of free programs, open to all in the community, but with an emphasis on serving those who come to us for food assistance; and 4) advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves, especially in the area of food insecurity and hunger.

1) Operate a solid, well-run nonprofit food pantry with strong fiscal oversight; 2) work with other community agencies to meet the varied needs of the population we serve; 3) connect with community and government leaders to improve services to and support of hunger-related agencies in our county, state, and nation.

We have a strong and active Board of Directors, who provide careful oversight of all aspects of our agency, including fiscal responsibility. Our Executive Director works to increase funding annually, and to increase both quantity and quality of food available to our client families. We have strong community and government ties, ensuring that the ACFP is a stable, reliable resource for the community.

Since our opening in 2006, we have provided food for more than 2,000 families in need. Currently, we serve approximately 9,500 people each year, and provide emergency assistance to several hundred more. We have operated with a budget surplus every year for the past four years, putting that surplus into increased programs, more food, and better food storage capabilities to improve all that we do for our client families. Our current strategic plan, which takes us through 12/31/19, positions us to consider expanding our service area, provide mobile food pantry services, and increase our staff to meet these demands.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Affton Christian Food Pantry

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Terry Schermann

No Affiliation

Term: 2011 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mr. Paul Porter

No Affiliation

Term: 2015 - 2019

Bobbi Laury

Gene Murphy

Terry Schermann

Marcia Amm

Suzanne Baybo

Michael Cady

Brett Delmez

John Diefenbach

Dennis Eckert

Melanie Fechter

Dennis Jordan

Paul Porter

Reta Scott

Robert Stein

Karen Tegeler

Ronald Whitener

Mary Wolfram