COMMUNITY KITCHEN FEEDING THE FLATHEADinc

aka n/a   |   Kalispell, MT

Mission

We wish to alleviate hunger in Kalispell. Individuals, families, friends, and church groups join together serve the hungry body and soul. Nutritious hot suppers are served by waitstaff to all who show up with good attitudes and good appetites 4 to 6 days a week every month. We gladly assist others who wish to start feeding people. We supply pr and supplies when possible.

Ruling year info

2007

president

Mrs. B K Bradford Fenchak

president emeritus

Ms Naomi Davidson

Main address

PO Box 3166

Kalispell, MT 59903 USA

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EIN

77-0622908

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Housing is expensive in Kalispell which leaves too many people unable to eat well. We have too many people homeless. We serve food like we are serving guests in a restaurant. Many of our guests have fallen between the cracks in our system. We accept people as they are. We provide a welcoming atmosphere where they can dine and visit with others. In the winter we give those without homes fuel to make it through one more night.. Corona virus has limited us to mainly hand out meals. The majority of our to-go meals are hot. Finally found a place to serve sit down meals in a safe environment. Plumbing issues as of February 2022 have cost us an inside dining room. Currently striving to find dining rooms we may serve meals in.

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?

Free Suppers

We serve nutritious meals to all guests who come with a good appetite and attitude.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Domestic workers, Retired people, Self-employed people, Unemployed people, Veterans

Related Program

Free Suppers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Success is knowing; people can end the day with a nutritious meal, families having a meal to share, a working person whose money ran out still can eat, a homeless person can eat until they're full.

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

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

Free Suppers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

People are surprised at the quality of meals we serve. Probably have one or two folks were not pleased.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

We wish to prevent anyone from going to bed hungry. We are here so no one who has a good attitude and appetite needs to go to bed hungry. We truly strive to treat our guests as Jesus would; without prejudice.

We accept food donations, We serve as restaurants do. We cook nutritious meals. We show God's love to our guests.

We are blessed with many able volunteers and folks who provide food whether it be part of a meal an entire meal or more. The pandemic has changed how we serve. Many of our meals are to-go due to facilities being shut down.

We served meals to 13024 people in 2021. We added four more days a month at another site where guests may sit down to eat. We publicize other free meals in the area and share excess food with them.

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?

    low income, fixed income, employed, unemployed, widows, retirees,people with chronic or acute medical issues, families and homeless people.

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

    no formal data collection. our guests tell us what is on their minds,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We looked for more ways to serve dine-in meals

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    no as this is not new

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs B Bradford Fenchak


Board co-chair

Mrs Naomi Davidson

Marcus Keithly

retired

Mike Woods

Restaurateur

Jesse McFarland

Teacher/Coach

Luke Heffernan

Contractor

Cora Roloff

Logan Health

Amber Tillet

Child Development Centerpy

Linda Kajiwara

Shining Mountain Church

Lonnie Cunninham

Assist

Beverly OBrien

St. Matthews Parrish

Naomi Davidson

retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/21/2021

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/21/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.