BEACH FOOD PANTRY INC

Working Together to End Hunger in Dare County

aka Beach Food Pantry   |   Kitty Hawk, NC   |  http://beachfoodpantry.org/

Mission

We exist to provide free groceries to individuals and families in our community who have been affected by a temporary crisis or emergency. We offer hope to the estimated 4,370 people in Dare County who are food insecure - 1,470 of whom are children. And, we offer our commitment - to every Dare County resident - that we will be prepared to do our part should our Outer Banks community ever be affected by a natural event.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Theresa Armendarez

Main address

PO Box 468

Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 USA

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EIN

65-1221385

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Overall, it is estimated that 12.5% of Dare County residents are food insecure. The child food insecurity rate in Dare County is estimated to be 21.4%. There are at least four factors that contribute to the ongoing and critical need for our service: 1) Dare County's tourism-based economy provides temporary service industry positions from May through October with unemployment spiking in the late fall, winter, and early spring; 2) the cost of living is higher than the national average 3) food costs are 5-7% higher; and 4) the county's geographic location - on North Carolina's Northeastern Atlantic coast – has the increased potential for residents -- especially Hatteras Islanders – to be affected by a hurricane or other natural event.

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

We exist to provide free groceries to individuals and families in our community who have been affected by a temporary crisis or emergency. We offer hope to the estimated 4,370 people in Dare County who are food insecure - 1,470 of whom are children. And, we offer our commitment - to every Dare County resident - that we will be prepared to do our part should our Outer Banks community ever be affected by a natural event.

Population(s) Served

The Summer Food for Kids Program has been developed to give children eligible for free and reduced meals during the school year access to healthy, nutritional food choices throughout the summer months. Approximately, 42% of students enrolled in Dare County Schools meet the federal eligibility criteria for free and reduced breakfasts and lunches. The program ends, however, when the school year ends.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce 2014

Non Profit of the Year

Affiliations & memberships

Feeding America

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total pounds of food rescued

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

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of pounds of food picked up by our volunteers from local grocery stores as part of our affiliation with our regional food bank and the national Feeding America program.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Context Notes

The number of volunteer hours reported to the Pantry. What is the value of that time? $23.56 per hour (Independent Sector Info) = $103, 958.50

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We began tracking grant funding in 2015 and in 2017 created more descriptive revenue categories to better track our funding sources.

Total number of grants awarded

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

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We began tracking grant funding in 2015 and in 2017 created more descriptive revenue categories to better track our funding sources.

Number of clients served

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

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number of individuals we have served for the past four years in Dare County, North Carolina.

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.

We exist to provide free groceries to individuals and families in our community who have been affected by a temporary crisis or emergency. We offer hope to the estimated 4,370 people in Dare County who are food insecure - 1,470 of whom are children. And, we offer our commitment - to every Dare County resident - that we will be prepared to do our part should our Outer Banks community ever be affected by a natural event. But we are aiming to accomplish more. We believe, that ending hunger in our community is an achievable goal in our lifetime.

With capital campaign funds and a generous grant from our local community foundation, we were able to purchase our first, permanent, home in the Fall of 2015. We moved into the renovated space in January 2016. A full-time executive director was hired in April 2016. A year later, thanks to hundreds of hours donated by volunteers, local business support, grant funding and Pantry building fund reserves - we completed a renovation that doubled our existing operating space. We took these steps – with our community – to serve our community. Through ongoing partnerships with local nonprofits, agencies and businesses, we will continue to find ways to alleviate and address hunger in our community.

We have a full-time executive director and approximately 300 volunteers -
over the course of a year - who give of their time to assist with operations. Nearly 80% of what is distributed to our clients is purchased from local grocery stores or our regional food bank. Fresh produce, fruit, meat, dairy and deli products are donated to us through agreements with local supermarkets – as part of our affiliation with our regional food bank and the Feeding America program. In 2016, our volunteers picked up and distributed over 170,000 pounds of perishable food items donated by the supermarkets. With the completion of our renovation in April 2017, we now have ample storage, expanded floor space for client shopping, and room for additional refrigeration, shelving and equipment. We have also added a generator that will allow us to continue to operate and provide fresh foods in the event of the loss of power due to a hurricane or other event. We maintain a 6-month operating reserve fund and have established an endowment to ensure long-term sustainability.

We have worked to build relationships with individuals, businesses and other nonprofits in our community. We purchased our current building and renovated it to double our existing operating space. We maintain a six-month operating reserve fund and established an endowment fund to assist with long-term sustainability. On average, we serve approximately 4200 individuals per year. We provide each household a minimum two-week supply of food - based on family size – up to four times a year. With an estimated 21.4% child food insecurity rate in Dare County, this past summer, we initiated a summer meals for kids program to address the service gap for children who are eligible for free and reduced meals during the school year but do not receive meals during the summer months. We are working with others in our community to increase participation in the program. And on building our capacity to serve more Dare County residents, more often.

Financials

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Operations

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

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BEACH FOOD PANTRY INC

Board of directors
as of 1/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Richard Bruce

Pigman's Bar-B-Que

Term: 2015 - 2018


Board co-chair

Mike Pringle

Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty

Term: 2014 - 2017

Jenniffer Albanese

Interfaith Community Outreach

Patrick George

Outer Banks Hospital

Linda Allen

Spectrum Reach

Sam Barker

Seaside Builders, Inc

Doug Kenyon

Kenyon Productions

John Klamut

Community Member

Howard Neren

Community Member

Susan Picataggi

Dare County Social Services

Jennifer Schwartzenberg

Outer Banks Hospital

Susan Smith

Community Member

Vacant Recruiting

New Member

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