St. Paul Presentation

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St. Paul Presentation

  1. 1. Parish of St. Paul – Sunday October 19, 2008 With Paul Swindlehurst, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Development
  2. 2. <ul><li>This morning… </li></ul><ul><li>Hunger – a national look </li></ul><ul><li>What do we face in Eastern Massachusetts? </li></ul><ul><li>The work of the Greater Boston Food Bank </li></ul><ul><li>How can you and others help? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Feeding America tells us <ul><li>35.5 million Americans (10% of all households) are “food insecure”; their access to enough food is limited by a lack of money and other resources.  </li></ul><ul><li>One-third of food insecure individuals (12.6 million) are children </li></ul>
  4. 4. Feeding America tells us <ul><li>Young kids with even mild under-nutrition during critical periods of growth impacts their behavior, their school performance, and their overall cognitive development . </li></ul><ul><li>5.9% of households with seniors (1.59 million households) are food insecure. Food insecure seniors have significantly lower intakes of vital nutrients and were 2.33 times more likely to be in fair or poor health. . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Profile of households… <ul><li>36% have one or more working adults. </li></ul><ul><li>35% choose between paying for food and paying their rent or mortgage. </li></ul><ul><li>41.5% choose between buying food and paying for utilities or heat. </li></ul><ul><li>31.6% choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care. </li></ul><ul><li>42.6% are in suburban or rural areas.  57.4% in urban areas. </li></ul>
  6. 6. GBFB 2005 Hunger Study There is no one face of hunger in Mass. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>84% have a place to live.  </li></ul><ul><li>More than a third of the households served have one or more working adults. </li></ul><ul><li>46% of the clients are between 30 and 49 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>52% live in suburban or rural areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly two-thirds are registered voters. </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty and food insecurity are linked: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The average monthly income of those receiving food assistance is below the federal poverty level. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$880 is the average monthly income; $12,210 is the average annual income </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Our Mission: To help end hunger in eastern Massachusetts.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Our Values </li></ul><ul><li>No one should go hungry </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone has a role in ending hunger </li></ul><ul><li>We are committed to delivering excellent internal and external customer service </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes approximately 30 million pounds of food and grocery products to more than 600 member hunger-relief agencies throughout eastern Massachusetts in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in our region.
  10. 10. Three Major Areas of Focus <ul><li>Acquire and distribute nearly 30 million pounds of food to 600+ hunger relief agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Feed hungry kids and seniors through specialized programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue fresh food that would have otherwise been thrown out. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Acquire Food <ul><li>Food industry product donations </li></ul>
  12. 12. Even More food <ul><li>Corporate and group food drives </li></ul><ul><li>Individual food donations </li></ul><ul><li>Financial contributions that enable us to buy even more food. </li></ul>
  13. 13. We distribute the food to… Member Agencies
  14. 14. Pick up pre-ordered product from the food bank Soup kitchens prepare and serve meals to the needy in their communities Food pantries prepare and distribute bags/boxes of groceries to the needy in their communities Order all their food online at the Food Bank secure website What Member Agencies Do
  15. 15. S.K.I.P
  16. 16. SKIP Volunteers
  17. 17. New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans Soup Kitchen
  18. 18. New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans Soup Kitchen
  19. 19. Page Academy Roxbury
  20. 20. Immaculate Conception Food Pantry, Stoughton EXEMPLIFIED DIGNITY
  21. 21. Client Choice Pantry
  22. 22. Areas of Focus <ul><li>Acquire and distribute 28 million pounds of food to 600+ hunger relief agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Feed hungry kids and seniors through specialized programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue fresh food that would have otherwise been thrown out. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Over 1000 meals served every day! </li></ul>A partnership between GBFB and after-school programs that do not offer meals or snacks. We provide a hot, nutritious meal along with nutrition education to disadvantaged children in an environment that is safe, accessible and convenient. Thomas Chew Memorial Boys and Girls Club, Fall River West End House Boys and Girls Club, Allston/Brighton Jordan Boys & Girls Club, Chelsea Dorchester Boys & Girls Clubs Blue Hill Ave/George Robert White Boys & Girls Club Roxbury/Yawkey Boys & Girls Club Charlestown/Keane Children’s Center/ Ansin Youth Center Boys & Girls Club The Kids Cafe
  24. 25. Partnership between GBFB and various community organizations. Goal is to provide a complete bag of nutritious groceries once a month to supplement the needs of seniors and families with children in need. <ul><li>Greater Lynn Senior Services </li></ul><ul><li>Revere Homecare, Chelsea </li></ul><ul><li>Kent Community Center, Charlestown </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Tenants Association, Brighton </li></ul><ul><li>Mattapan Family Service Center </li></ul><ul><li>Brockton Multi-Service Center </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol Elder Services, Taunton & Fall River </li></ul><ul><li>Somerville Cambridge Elder Services </li></ul><ul><li>Merrimack Valley Elder Services </li></ul><ul><li>Quincy Brown Bag, Quincy </li></ul>Brown Bag Program
  25. 26. Areas of Focus <ul><li>Acquire and distribute 28 million pounds of food to 600+ hunger relief agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Feed hungry kids and seniors through specialized programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue fresh food that would have otherwise been thrown out. </li></ul>
  26. 27. Our food recovery / rescue program Second Helping Program And 160 more donors!
  27. 28. Over 10,000 volunteers! <ul><li>Volunteers sort 3.5 million pounds of donated product or helped with events. Volunteers save the Greater Boston Food Bank almost $600,000 per year in labor costs. </li></ul><ul><li>The Food Bank can take groups of up to 80 volunteers at one time. </li></ul><ul><li>We have volunteer opportunities 6 days a week. </li></ul><ul><li>All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or older. </li></ul><ul><li>Types of groups that come to volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Church </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>High Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Ministries </li></ul>At the end of each shift group pictures are taken and are hung on our “Wall of Fame.” We also let the volunteers know how many pounds and meals each person contributed during their shift.
  28. 29. A great, hard-working warehouse staff
  29. 30. More I don’t have time to tell you about <ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>We are running out of space… </li></ul><ul><li>But not out of hungry people </li></ul>
  31. 32. We’re building a New Food Bank
  32. 33. Topping Off Ceremony 06-12-08
  33. 34. Building Exterior (front) October 08
  34. 36. How can you help? <ul><li>Volunteer at the Food Bank </li></ul>
  35. 37. How can you help? <ul><li>Run a food drive </li></ul>
  36. 38. How can you help? <ul><li>Make a gift </li></ul>For every $1.00 that we raise We are able to deliver $4.00 worth of food!
  37. 39. How can you help? <ul><li>Support our Capital Campaign </li></ul>Goal: $35 million $9 million to go!
  38. 40. Thank you for inviting us here! <ul><li>The Greater Boston Food Bank </li></ul><ul><li>www.gbfb.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.newfoodbank.org </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Swindlehurst </li></ul><ul><li>617-598-5099 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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