Mission & Goals
No one goes hungry in central and eastern North Carolina.
Goals & Strategies, Fiscal Year 2012-2013
Goal: By the end of our fiscal year, accumulate $7.0 million dollars to meet our budget which will enable us to maintain or expand our services in certain programs to those at risk of hunger in our service area.
Strategy: Maintain and develop donor relations and cultivation, with emphasis on on-line giving; foundation and grants; regional giving and children’s programs.
Capacity: Increase regional capacity with volunteers on councils; maximize Board member contacts and networking; develop online tools.
Measurement: Monthly and quarterly tracking of revenue reports and timelines against goals.
Status: Raised $4.070 million to date at end of Quarter 2, $166k ahead of budget.
Goal: With a heavy concentration on perishable and produce, distribute between 42-45 million pounds of vital food and non food essentials in our service area to over 800 emergency and non-emergency non-profits, maximizing volunteer support of 150-155k volunteer hours annually.
Strategy: Maintain and develop food donor relations, with particular emphasis on retail and produce market(s).
Capacity: Recover and distribute food through utilizing our infrastructure of vehicles, six locations (includes expansion of New Bern branch) and staffing and volunteer resources in our service area.
Measurement: Monthly and quarterly tracking of receiving and distribution reports by food category; analyzing county pounds to ensure fair share allocations.
Status: 25.2 million pounds distributed at end of Quarter 2, (4.5 million pounds ahead of last year). Produce distribution at 9.2 million pounds (ahead by 4.4 million from previous year to date) Volunteer hours 12,500 ahead of last year.
Goal: Gain Board and community consensus on Strategic Plan initiatives and then implement accordingly.
Strategy: The three year plan will focus on food resources and distribution channels, projected demand for services, opportunities to develop outreach programs that will aim to address the issue of hunger, and provide alternative means of food security through federal programs. Organizational development will also be a key component.
Capacity: A combination of Staff, Board Members, Consultants and Donors.
Measurement: Any execution of initiatives in Strategic Plan. Outcome and results of feasibility study.
Status: Feasibility study in progress with report out expected late April early May.
Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Results
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is pleased to report the following results of the 2011-2012 fiscal year organizational goals:
- The goal of raising $6.7 million dollars to maintain and expand our services was exceeded with a total of $7.054 million raised. (Two large gifts are multi-year commitments.)
- The goal of distributing 40-42 million pounds of food was exceeded with a record-breaking 44.88 million pounds. Four of our branch locations in Durham, New Bern, Sandhills and Wilmington had record-breaking distribution years. Additionally, 11.7 million pounds of produce was distributed: the largest amount in our 30 year history.
- The organization received a clean Feeding America Audit.
- Additional successes include:
- A record of 157,000 volunteer hours were logged.
- Launch of 3 Squares for CENC (Food Stamp) outreach program which processed 394 applications.
- Received 4.8 million pounds from the Walmart retail recovery program.
- Kids Meals & More umbrella program launched.
- Launch of a new Food Bank website.
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