A LITTLE TASTE OF EVERYTHING INC

West Philly grown, no chemicals used!

Philadelphia, PA   |  www.millcreekurbanfarm.org

Mission

Mill Creek Farm is an educational urban farm located in West Philadelphia that is dedicated to improving local access to fresh produce, building a healthy community and environment, and promoting a just and sustainable food system.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Eloise Young

Main address

4901 Brown Street

Philadelphia, PA 19139 USA

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EIN

30-0282455

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Programs and results

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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?

Farm - production

The Mill Creek Farm aims to improve the food environment in West Philadelphia by growing vegetables,
fruits, and herbs without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The produce is sold affordably directly to neighborhood residents at farm stands twice per week: once on the farm site and once at a farmers’ market operated by the Food Trust just a few blocks from the farm. At these markets, seniors and
WIC recipients can use Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons and SNAP (food stamp) recipients can use EBT cards to purchase fresh produce. Additionally, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Harvest program, Mill Creek Farm donates produce to nearby shelters and cupboards that do not otherwise receive fresh produce.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Low-income people

The Mill Creek Farm engages visitors in hands-on learning and promotes dialogue about such topics as food policy, sustainable agriculture, the urban environment, social and economic justice, and local
food systems. The farm aims to cultivate a sense of responsibility for our environment, our communities, and our health by working informally with neighborhood youth as well as with local organizations and schools. Our volunteer workdays provide hands-on farming education. Participants learn about urban sustainability. We also host workshops. MCF enables community members to visit an operational urban farm, providing opportunities for environmental education and civic awareness that are unavailable elsewhere.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Low-income people

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We primarily serve residents of the Mill Creek community in West Philadelphia

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We started paying a contractor to area just outside of the farm.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The feedback is helping build bridges to the community we serve.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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A LITTLE TASTE OF EVERYTHING INC

Board of directors
as of 11/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eloise Young

Lynetta Funchess

Pamela Haines

Soad Mana

Shane Mayo

Eric Grimes

Charles Young

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/03/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/03/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.