Coastal Bend Food Bank

Feeding with impact. Delivering hope.

aka Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Inc.   |   Corpus Christi, TX   |  https://coastalbendfoodbank.org/

Mission

The Coastal Bend Food Bank reduces hunger in South Texas through food distribution and nutrition education.

Ruling year info

1984

Principal Officer

Bea Hanson

Main address

826 Krill St

Corpus Christi, TX 78408 USA

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Formerly known as

Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Inc.

EIN

74-2234089

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As an organization, we will fight to reduce hunger and promote wellness for a healthier Coastal Bend area.

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?

Nutrition Education

Coordinators teach clients how to prepare and eat healthy nutritious meals. Clients are taught to read labels and how to properly maintain temperatures for stored and cooked foods.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The coordinator goes into the community and rural areas to educate and assist potential clients to complete the applications for Long Term Care for Seniors, Food Stamps, CHIPS, Medicaid, TANF, and Women's Health Programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In light of the diabetes and obesity epidemic in South Texas, the Food Bank of Corpus Christi offers the Diabetes Hands-On Program to individuals at risk or suffering from diabetes. This is an 8 week program that offers hands-on experience and education in the management of diabetes. The program is offered free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Several after school sites help low income children with their homework, tutoring, music, reading, and life skills. These children are provided with hot meals twice a week and snacks the rest of the week.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Back Pack Program provides a bag of healthy and nutritious food each Friday during the school year for children on the free breakfast and lunch program to have to eat on the weekends.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Mobile Pantry trucks will deliver and distribute food to rural communities where residents have no access to donated food.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our trucks pickup perishable items such as milk, meats, eggs, produce, breads, pastries, and frozen items daily from local area food stores.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Food Bank of Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Independent School District partnered together to aid teens who are homeless without adult supervision. These teens tend to be "couch surfers" temporarily staying at a variety of places for a short period of time before moving on to another location. In addition to a two-week supply of food given to these teens, the Teen Table program also provides clothing, shoes, school supplies and connections to community resources as needed.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Feeding America 1982

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

Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Coastal Bend Food Bank helped approximately 980,000 individuals in 2019 across 11 counties. CBFB partnered with 105 food distribution sites and dispensed over 13 million pounds of food.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During the 2019operating year, the Coastal Bend Food bank distributed approximately 13.4 million pounds of food in a 11 county area in partnership with over 140 organizations.

Number of emergency meals provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In fiscal year 2019, over 8.5 million pounds of food was distributed throughout our 11 county service area for emergency relief.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

The Coastal Bend Food Bank aims to accomplish the following goals.
1. Increase the number of households served and the number of pounds distributed by seven percent
2. Increase the number of clients educated about diabetes and the need to improve their health condition by six percent
3. Increase the pounds of rescued food by 10 percent

The Coastal Bend Food Bank plans to take the following actions to accomplish its goals.
1. Create additional food distribution sites
2. Encourage agencies to increase their capacity by providing excellent customer service and end-of-the year incentives; encourage agencies to “think like a client"
3. Identify people who need education about the importance of checking and monitoring diabetes conditions and increasing the number of schools allowing the nutrition staff to provide classes
4. Hire a Store Donations Coordinator to develop and nurture relationships with retail store staff members

The Coastal Bend Food Bank has the capability to accomplish its goals by taking advantage of the following opportunities.
1. Successful staff searches that located additional sites to operate Mobile Pantries that deliver food directly to clients
2. Creative and dedicated nutritional staff members that proposed and successfully enabled a new deliver method (Produce Mobile) increasing the amount of fresh produce given to clients during regular pantry distributions that does not overburden agency volunteers
3. Successful grant writing efforts to fund diabetes and nutritional education efforts and to fund the hiring of a Store Donations Coordinator

As stated in the mission statement, “The Coastal Bend Food Bank reduces hunger in South Texas through food distribution and nutrition education." Following is a sample of the how the Food Bank has successfully accomplished its goals thus far.
1.In May of 2010, the first mobile pantry distributed 4,002 pounds of food to clients that were not being served in Driscoll, Texas. The initial 5-year plan for the Mobile Pantry program was to grow the program to 20 locations distributing one million pounds of food. In just four years, the program has grown to 25 locations distributing 1.5 million pounds of food. Outcomes are well above the targeted 5-year plan. New locations are continuously being explored to meet the needs of the underserved.
2.The Food Bank has partnered with the HEB Food Stores to develop a plan to share the proceeds of the annual “Share Your Christmas" and “Help End Hunger" tear pad campaigns conducted in the local stores. Sharing the proceeds from these campaigns directly with the Food Bank agencies empowers agencies to grow their programs by either increasing the amount of pounds given to each household each month or by increasing the number of households served each month. Criteria have been developed to measure the effectiveness of this plan. Outcomes show increased agency capacity which results in more food reaching those in need.
3.In addition to the creation and successful addition of the new Produce Mobile Program, in 2014, the Nutrition Education Program staff experienced the most successful year since the inception of the program in 2006. A new curriculum, “OrganWise Guys" was used to directly reach elementary age children. Total classroom contacts for all ages for the year totaled 20,892.
4.The Coastal Bend Food Bank Diabetes Hands On program was originally funded by Nueces County Commissioners to aid in the diabetes epidemic present in South Texas. The Food Bank of Corpus Christi was the first food bank in the nation to hire a registered nurse to specifically meet the medical needs of its clients with diabetes. Since inception staff have pioneered the efforts to combine food banking operations with the on-going and ever-increasing diabetes crisis facing the nation. In 2011, Bristol-Myers Squibb provided funds that were used to equip pantries with tools to educate clients about diabetes prevention and treatment while they wait for food service. In addition, Healthy Food Boxes were given to clients that contained the types of food that should be consumed. This program has been highly successful. Diabetes Hands On staff members have been asked to present guidance on how to start this type of program and program outcomes to a variety of national conferences.
5.In July of 2013, FBCC received a grant from Wal-Mart that funded the hiring of a Store Donations Coordinator. Since the hiring of this coordinator, there has been an increase of 16 percent (412,718 ) pounds and 3 new donors.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Coastal Bend Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 3/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Greg Hatton

Retired/Community Volunteer

Term: 2020 - 2021

Mary Anne Sinclair

Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel

Bronwyn Moench

HEB

Blair Anderson

AH Church of Christ- Bread for Life Pantry

Michelle Braselton

Braselton Homes

Robert Cuevas

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP

Mike Lakhpaty

Subway Development

Greg Hatton

Retired/Community Volunteer

Patrick McVay

Buckley & Associates, P.C.

Brantley White

The Carlson Law Firm

Matt Manning

Nueces County District Attorney's Office

Lori Dellinger

Frost Bank

Carol Houston

Psychologist

Christina Cisneros-Guzman

Citgo

Roger Bateman

Retired/Community Volunteer

Michelle Pedraza

Marriott/Residence Inn

David Weatherston

Prosperity Bank

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/30/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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