Annual Report - Chattanooga Area Food Bank


Annual Report - Chattanooga Area Food Bank
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Leading a network of partners to
eliminate hunger
and promote better
nutrition in our region
jason luna
Inside this Report
3 . . . . . President’s letter
4-7 . . . . . Our Programs
8-9 . . . . . meal distribution
10-11 . . . . . volunteer recognition
12-13 . . . . . donor recognition
14 . . . . . Financial Report
15 . . . . . Our Future
board of directors
chairman of the board
David Padilla
Dan Gilmore
2nd vice chair
Mike Andrews
Jerry D. Lee
Tonya Gentry
Bernard Clark
Sarah Denton, CPA
Mike Drew
Tonya Gentry
Dan Gilmore
Phil Harris
Dr. Inga Himelright
George Hixson
Jane Horton
Carla Johnson
Jerry D. Lee
Doug Loveridge
Jason Luna
Maria Kain Matthews
Vanessa Mercer
The food bank serves a
20-county service area.
This past year, the Chattanooga Area Food
Bank board -- inspired by the courage of our
clients -- decided to respond in kind and make
a bold commitment to aggressively address
the issue of hunger in our community.
1st vice chair
Mike Andrews
Our mission is to lead
a network of partners
in eliminating hunger
and promoting better
nutrition in our region.
A message of courage
Kristina Montague
David Padilla
Tom Sullivan
Al Talent
Roger Vest
The story of the Chattanooga Area Food
Bank is a story about courage. That story
begins with our clients.
For just a minute, try to imagine you have
lost your job or suffered a serious illness
that insurance didn’t cover. Your bills are
mounting and you are using the limited
resources you have to keep the lights and
water on. If it was just you, you might make
the choice to skip meals to meet other
obligations. But it isn’t just you. You have
a family with two small children, and they
are looking to you to put food on the table.
Now think of the courage it would take you
to walk into a food pantry and ask for help,
particularly if it was the first time you ever
had to ask for this type of help in your life.
We witness this kind of courage every day
at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and our
380 partner agencies see it every day at
their church pantries and feeding programs.
It would have been easier to tell ourselves
the challenge of eliminating hunger while
improving nutrition was just too big to tackle.
Instead, the Board acted with tremendous
courage – the courage owed to our clients,
our partners, and this community – when
last year they adopted an expanded mission.
That mission – to lead a network of partners
in eliminating hunger and promoting better
nutrition in our region – signals an important
shift in priorities. It goes beyond meeting basic
caloric needs to improving health.
I believe that courageous acts inspire
courage in others and we have seen this at
the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. It started
with our clients, and then our Board, and their
courage has inspired others to act boldly.
Thank you to all our supporters who have
embraced this expanded mission and who
have acted courageously by joining us in the
fight to end hunger here at home. Hunger is a
serious public health issue in this country, but
it is solvable. Working together we can end
hunger in our communities.
L. Maeghan Jones
Dayvon, a 4th grade student, loves his weekly Sack
Pack and mom Maya loves knowing her food budget can
stretch a little bit further.
FEEDING seniors
In just one month, 150 seniors
received 7,500 meals.
1 in 4 children struggle with hunger.
In Whitfield, Grundy, and Meigs
counties it’s as many as 1 in 3
Maya’s Testimony
Maya acknowledges the most difficult thing
for a parent to experience is to know their child
is hungry. She shares her appreciation for the
program here.
Children continue to be a main focus of
the Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s hunger
relief efforts, a population with no control over
their own food insecurity. Programs such as
Sack Pack, Kids Café, and Summer Feeding
form a multi-faceted approach to meeting the
nutritional needs of our smallest neighbors
in need. As a result of these feeding efforts,
children are better prepared to learn and can
greatly reduce their risks for behavioral, social,
and developmental problems.
For the first time ever, the Chattanooga Area
Food Bank participated in a national Facebook
We completed a strategic planning process last year and began working systematically
to develop innovative ways of meeting this need. By focusing on the most vulnerable
populations of children and seniors, while continuing to address the most critical
needs, and striving to improve nutrition, we’re moving the needle on hunger.
158,720 individuals in our 20-county region are food
insecure, meaning they lack reliable access to the food
they need to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
campaign – and won! The Fighting Hunger
Together campaign, sponsored by Walmart and
Feeding America, resulted in a $125,000 award
for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and four
partner agencies: Signal Mountain UMC’s The
Cupboard, Ringgold UMC’s Nourishing Kids in
Catoosa, Chatsworth UMC’s Saturday Sacks,
and Grundy County Food Bank’s child feeding
program. Congrats to all the partner agencies
for their outstanding social media skills, and to
campaign support provided by former Area203
staff and the good folks at Chattanooga
Whiskey. The award impacted thousands
of children.
11,017 children received
critical food assistance last year.
As of May 2013, 150 seniors found relief
from their struggle with hunger, thanks
to the new Senior Grocery Program. This
relief takes the form of monthly food
deliveries to 50 seniors served by the
Partnership for Families, Children and
Adults and 100 seniors who find support
from the Meigs County Senior Center.
The program provides 60-pound parcels
of food which contain the fresh products
seniors need to maintain a dignified,
healthy lifestyle. Special thanks go to the
AARP Foundation for funding this new
outreach and the AARP TN Hunger Team
for their volunteer support!
Seniors at the Meigs County Senior Center pick out
their own food, saying ‘it’s just like Christmas!’
1 in 12 seniors struggle with hunger.
This number has doubled since 2001.
“I get
when my
brings me
my food.”
Mrs. Alice Stevenson from the Partnership’s Elder Services
program looks forward to her monthly food deliveries.
emergency food
boxes distributed
last year.
An important part of community hunger relief is the
ability to respond to critical needs in emergency
situations. Whether it‘s sudden unemployment,
disability, or an entire community of people facing
temporary displacement, the Chattanooga Area
Food Bank responds. The Emergency Food Box
program provides temporary food support for
individuals and families who cannot make ends
meet and need a little help. This partnership with
Hamilton County nonprofits and churches provides
a critical nutritional safety net.
Shirley Jennings depended on an emergency food
box when should couldn’t afford any groceries
The Food Bank has really helped
me from time to time. I only use
it when I really need it. I have
very little income and it is a long, hard
road. I have a lot of medical issues and
can no longer garden and can my food.
The people at the Food Bank are nice
to me and I appreciate them. I want to
do my part to give back when I can, and
I try to help other people. I am glad to
know that the Food Bank is here.”
Fresh food is healthy food, and everyone deserves
healthy food. The Chattanooga Area Food Bank
received over 1 Million pounds of fresh food last
year alone thanks to generous donations from retail
partners like Walmart, Publix, BI-LO, Food Lion, and
others. To complement these national partners, the
Chattanooga Area Food Bank kicked off the Farm to
Family initiative last spring to increase access to local,
fresh produce for many families living in poverty. Fresh
Food Drives at local farmers markets and partnerships
with regional growers are putting fresh food on the
menu for thousands of food insecure families.
An elderly man receives help loading his food cart
the day after he moves back to his Patten Towers
apartment and empty fridge. 24,605 emergency meals
were delivered to residents last summer when they were
displaced from their homes. Thanks to Parman Energy
for their financial support of this effort.
Fresh Food
Drives are a new
way of thinking
about giving to
food banks.
A little donor shared her
veggies by making a fresh food
donation at the Main Street
Farmers Market last spring.
did you know?
Many families
struggling with
hunger are at a
crossroads between
choosing to meet basic
caloric needs and basic
nutritional needs.
Farm to Family added
three farmers
markets and dozens
of local growers to its
supply chain last year
to secure fresh food
for the hungry.
A Place To Worship l Arm of the Lord Ministry l Bethel AME Church l Big Spring Church of Christ l Blewer Food Pantry l Calhoun SDA l C5 Youth
Foundation/Camp Cola l Camp Lookout l Carter Hope Center l Castle Rock Baptist Church l Central Church Of Christ l Chaplin’s Place/Dalton Womens
Home l Christ Chapel l Church Of the Great Commission l City of Refuge l Covenant Life Worship Center l Cross Roads Christion Fellowship l Dalton Greater
Works Inc l Dalton Hispanic Seventh Day Adventist l Dalton New Life Baptist Church l Dawnville UMC l Depot House of Bread l Dry Valley Baptist Church
l Dry Valley Baptist(Trion) l East Calhoun Church of God l Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church l Family Connection Fannin County l Family Crisis of Walker, Dade,
Chattooga Inc. l First Apostolic Ministries l First Baptist Church - Dalton l First Baptist Lakeview l Following in the Footsteps Baptist Church l Friendship
House l Gilmer Community Food Pantry l Gospel way Baptist Church l Hand Up Inc. l Harvest Deaf Minintries l Haven Of Rest Retirement l Helping Hands
Food Pantry l Here I AM/ The Care Mission l Holy Gospel Temple l Hooker Church of God l Hopewell Baptist Church l Isaiah House l Joe Johnson Ridge
Crest l Kingdom of God Church l Lakeview Ministries l Lakeview Wesleyn l Lookout Mountain Assembly of God l Marion County Comm Ministry l McFarland
Hill Baptist l Meigs County Ministries Inc. l Mercy’s Door A l Mercy’s Door B l Mercy’s Door C l Morganton Baptist Church l Mount Pisgah Baptist Church l
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church l Mountain Top Boys Home l Mountain View Church of Christ l Mt. Zion Baptist Church LAF l MT. Zion Baptist Church
Resaca,GA l New Beginnings Baptist Church l New Haven United Methodist l New Life Christian Fellowship l New Town Baptist Church l Noble Fellowship
Church l North GA Community Action l Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center l North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network Inc. l Northwest Georgia Healthcare
Partnership l Penfield Christian Homes l Pleasant Grove Baptist Church l Promiseland Ministries l Rossville Church Of Christ l Rossville Comm Ministry l
Salacoa Valley Kiwanis Foundation Food Bank l Salvation Army Dalton l Salvation Army - Murray County l Soul Station Ministries Inc. l St. Vincent de Paul
Society l St.Vincents Depaul Org. l The Cottage/Fam Crisis Of N.Ga l Tri-State Food Pantry l True Gospel Pentecostal l Underwood Street COGOP l Varnell
UMC l Victory Baptist Church l Victory Tabernacle Of Praise l Watts Bar Church of God l Westside Church of God l Joe Johnson- Mountainside l Naomi
Baptist Church l Compassion House, Inc l Concord Baptist Church l Mountain Christian Center l All Nations Worship Center (Church of God) l Avondale
Church of Christ l Berean Baptist Church l Boys and Girls Club Cleveland l Brainerd Church of Christ l Brainerd Presbyterian Church l Calvary Church l Camp
Joy l Cedars of Lebanon Academy l Central Baptist Church (Abba’s House) l Chattanooga Hispanic SDA l Children’s Academy l Children’s Home - Chambliss
Shelter l Christ UMC l Covenant Baptist Church l Exceptional Enterprises l Falling Water Baptist Tabernacle l First Baptist Church l First Centenary UMC l
Friendship Baptist Church l Fortwood Adult Center l Fortwood Center - Mitchell Home l Frostbite House of Prayer Church l Grace Church of the Nazarene l
Harmony Baptist Church l Hixson Presbyterian Church l Hope for the Inner City l Life Bridges, Inc. l Metropolitan Ministries, Inc. l Mission Chattanooga l
Mowbray Mountain Church of God l Neighborhood Christian Child Development Center l New Life SDA l Orange Grove Center l Restoration Church l YMCA
- Rhea Family l Ridgeview Baptist Church - Cleveland l Rivermont Presbyterian Church l Salvation Army l Samaritan Center l Scott Memorial Church of God
l Sequoyah Church of God l Serenity Pointe l Southern Singles/Heaven’s Bounty l Way of the Cross Baptist Church l Appalachian Women’s Guild l Better
Living Center l Calhoun United Methodist Church l Chattanooga Church Ministries/Community Kitchen l The Church of God at Jerusalem Acres l Coordinated
Charities of Athens l Copper Basin Baptist l Cumberland Heights SDA l Soddy Daisy Food Bank l Daily Bread Ministries l First Baptist Church - Soddy Daisy
l First Southern Baptist Church l Freedom Worship Church l Grundy County Food Bank l Hamilton County Baptist (HaCoBaCare Ministries) l Life Training
Inc. l New Life Bible Church l Northside Neighborhood House l Oakwood Baptist - Chattanooga l Pentecostal Thological Seminary l Polk County Baptist
Assoc. Food Bank l Providence Baptist Church l Redemption Point Church l Riverside Food Ministry l Sequatchie County Fellowship of Churches Food Pantry
l Thankful Baptist Church l Valley View Baptist Church l Van Buren County Food Pantry (Welchland Baptist Church) l We Care Community Services l Webb
Chapel Church of God l Flat Top Independent Church l First Presbyterian Church l First Cumberland Presbyterian Church l First Centenary UMC/Inner City
Ministry l First Baptist Church - Spring City l First Baptist Church - Chattanooga l Fellowship Baptist Church l Faith Memorial Outreach l Etowah Church of
Christ l Ekklesia Bible Tabernacle l East Ridge Presbyterian l East Ridge Church of Christ l East Chattanooga Church of God l East Brainerd Church of Christ
l Crosspointe Church of God l Compassion Home Care l Covenant Presbyterian Church l Choices Pregnancy Resource Center l Chattanooga Rescue
Mission l Chattanooga Cares l Children’s Advocacy Center - Hamilton County l Channels of Love Ministries l The Caring Place (Life and Redemption
Ministries) l Cantrell Home l Calvary Independent Baptist Church l CADAS, Inc. l CADAS, Inc. - Schols Center l CADAS, Inc. Samaritan House l CADAS, Inc.
Family Way l Burks UMC - Helping Hands l Breast Cancer Support Services l Brainerd UMC l Brainerd Baptist l Big Springs Baptist l Bethel Bible Village l
Bethel Temple Assembly of God l Beacon Ministries l American Red Cross of Southeast TN l Alton Park Church of Christ l Alexian Brothers/PACE l AIM
Center l Advent Home Learning Center - B l Advent Home Learning Center - A l Greenlake Road Church of Christ l Good Neighbors, Inc. l Good Shepherd
Lutheran l Grace Bible Baptist Chruch l Grace Bridge Church of Christ l Grace Works Church l Grace Calvary Chapel l Greater Saint John Missionary Baptist
Church l Haven Place Community Youth Center l Harrison UMC l Hephzibah House Ministries l Sequatchie Valley Baptist Association/Community Kitchen l
First Baptist Church - Chatsworth l Heritage Fellowship Church of God l Heritage Baptist Church l Hickory Valley Christian Church l Hixson First Baptist l
Hixson UMC l Hospice of Chattanooga l Hosanna Community l Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga/Interfaith Homeless Network l James Street Church
of God l Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga l Joe Johnson Mental Health Center l Joe Johnson Brookview/ Volunteer Behavioral Health Care l Joe
Johnson - Donlyn l Joe Johnson - Greer House l Joe Johnson - Hilltop House l Joe Johnson - Magnolia Manor l Joe Johnson - Reality House/Hiawassee
l Joe Johnson - Sabrina l Joe Johnson - Walden l Jones Memorial UMC l Joyful Sound Church of God l Kinsor Church of God l Ladies of Charity l Lake
Hills Church of Christ l Lakeway Baptist Church l Laurelbrook School l Lee University Leonard Center l Lion of the Tribe of Judah Tabernacle l Little Miss
Mag Early Learning Center l Living Word Church l Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church l Maranatha Baptist Church l Maurice Kirby Child Care Center l
Memakon, Inc. l Silvercrest Baptist Church l Mountain Creek Church of Christ l Mount Canaan Baptist Church l Mount Olive Church of God (Mount Olive
Ministries) l Mount Zion Prayer Center l New City Eats l New Annointing Pure Holiness Church of God l New City Fellowship l New Covenant Fellowship l
New Emmanuel Baptist l New Haven Benevolence l New Hope Missionary Baptist Church l New Hope Presbyterian Church l New Salem Baptist Church l
Newton Child Development Center l New Union Baptist Church l New Way Club l North Cleveland Church of God - Kids l Oakwood Baptist - Chickamauga
l Olivet Baptist Church l One Accord Community Church l Ooltewah Baptist Church l Ooltewah UMC l Orange Grove Center - Adminsitration (dept. 45) l
Orange Grove Center #77 l Orange Grove Center #78 l Orange Grove Center #82 l Orange Grove Center #83 l Orange Grove Center #84 l Orange Grove
Center #98 l Orange Grove Center #102 l Orange Grove Center #103 l Orange Grove Center #104 l Orange Grove Center #112 l Orange Grove #115 l
Orange Grove Center #116 l Orange Grove #120 l City Church of Chattanooga l Orange Grove Center #121 l Orchard Park SDA l Our Daily Bread l
Partnership FCA - Group Homes l Partnership FCA - Crisis Resource/Family Violence Shelter l Partnership FCA - Elderly Services l People of the Living God
l Pilgram Congregational Church l Pikeville Church of God Food Ministry l Ponderosa Bible Camp (Children’s Bible Minstries of North Alabama) l Power of
Touch Church l Pro Re Bona l Providence Ministries (Our Master’s Camp) l Quality Lifestyle Service, Inc. - 1 l Quality Life Service, Inc. - 2 l Red Bank Baptist
Church l Red Bank Church of Christ l Red Bank Cumerbalnd Presbyterian l Restart - The Center for Adult Education l Rhea of Sunshine l Ridgedale Baptist
Church l Ridgeview Baptist Church - Chattanooga l River of Life Church/Thrift Shoppe l Rivers of Living Water l Rock Island Baptist Church l Room in the
Inn l Second Missionary Baptist Church l Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle l Signal Mountain Social Services l Slavic Christian Church l Spencer Church of God
l Saint Andrews Center l Saint Elmo UMC l Saint Luke UMC l Saint John UMC l Saint Paul Episcopal Church l Stuart Heights Baptist l Teen Challenge of
the Mid South l The McLeod Home l Tiftonia Baptist Church l Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home l Trinity Lutheran Church l Union Hill Missionary Baptist
Church l Urban League of Chattanooga l Volunteer Community School l Warren Chapel l Wauhatchie UMC l Wesley Memorial UMC - Chattanooga l Wesley
Memorial UMC - Cleveland l Women at the Well l YMCA YCAP l Youth Villages l Urban Young Life - East Ridge l Lookout Valley Baptist Church l Saint Martin
of Tours Epsicopal Church l Signal Crest UMC l Meadowview Baptist Church l Promise Packs l Keith Memorial UMC l East Ridge Baptist Church l Clearwater
Baptist Church l First UMC of Chatsworth l Ringgold UMC l Snack in a Back Pack l NIMBY l Pleasant Grove UMC l Calhoun SDA (Backpack Buddies) l
First Presbyterian Church of Dalton l Trenton UMC l First UMC - Dalton l Cohutta First Baptist Church l Antioch Baptist Church l Woodstation UMC
Our Network
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank is more than just Chattanooga. It’s also more
than just the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Our hunger relief work is not contained
to the walls of our warehouses. It is carried out through a diverse membership of
380 partner agencies across 20 counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest
Georgia. This is our Network – and it’s critical to our success. This network includes
the small church pantry in Van Buren County, Tennessee as well as the large social
service organization in Dalton, Georgia. It’s the concerned civic club in Calhoun and
the grassroots nonprofit in Marion County. It feeds an average of 20,000 people
every week and it is our biggest asset to the community.
Pounds of Food
Meals Distributed
Our Volunteers
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Receiving, sorting,
and delivering 10.8 million pounds of food last year didn’t happen on its own. It
happened thanks to the more than 22,000 hours of volunteer time donated to help
feed the hungry. From sorting produce to driving trucks, the Chattanooga Area Food
Bank has some of the best volunteers around.
Outstanding Corporate Volunteers
Unum employees donated a total of
1,698 hours last year. These dedicated
volunteers have done just about every
type of volunteer job possible, though their
favorite activity is sorting and packing
Sack Packs. In addition to their volunteer
work, they also hosted a Sack Pack food
drive last year and sponsored Clifton Hills
Elementary as a Sack Pack school.
The volunteers from Beaulieu have
supported the Northwest Georgia
Branch nearby since it opened
in October of 2011. Beaulieu
volunteers gave approximately 400
hours last year sorting and packing
food to support the northwest
Georgia community.
Many thanks to Unum volunteers!
Thanks, Beaulieu!
Outstanding Individual Volunteers
Pat Panter, Barbara Cannon,
and Karen Ward
Dedicated volunteerism must sun in the
family for Pat, Barbara, and Karen. Pat
Panter, her sister Barbara Cannon, and her
daughter Karen Ward have volunteered for
years packing emergency food boxes for
the hungry. You can count on these ladies
to show up at the Chattanooga Area Food
bank every Tuesday morning at
8:00 a.m., ready to work.
We appreciate our volunteer families!
Dennis Fewell
Dennis has come to be one of the most
dependable volunteers at the Northwest Georgia
Branch, serving three days each week as a driver
between the branch in Dalton and the main
office in Chattanooga. That’s a lot of trips! Traffic
jams and bad weather doesn’t keep Dennis from
helping his northwest Georgia neighbors in need.
Thanks, Dennis!
thank you
Our DONoRS: thanks to
Levi Lebovitz - 4th Grader,
Normal Park Museum Magnet
Jeri Evans - Owner,
Solutions Pharmacy
Sue and Herb Cohn
Outstanding Individual Donors
Outstanding Local Corporate Donor
Unum is proud to partner with
the Chattanooga Area Food
Bank in their work to eliminate
hunger and promote better nutrition in
our region. We are pleased to be able
to support the food bank not only with
our financial resources, but also with
our employee volunteers who pack
Sack Packs for kids and food boxes for
families each month.”
—Rick McKenney, Unum Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer
Unum has demonstrated tremendous support to the
Chattanooga Area Food Bank for several years through
their monetary donations and corporate partnership.
Their employee teams have held annual food drives that
continue to grow from year to year. Last year, their Sack
Pack food drive resulted in thousands of pounds of
food collected and over $14,000 in donations! They
also created Halloween treat bags for hundreds of
children served by the Chattanooga Area Food Bank
and sponsored Clifton Hills Elementary as a new Sack
Pack school. They have played a major role in the fight
against hunger. Thank you, Unum!
Outstanding National Corporate Donor
Walmart is a national partner with food banks across
the country and has made significant contributions
locally, including 3,018,114 pounds of food donated
from their regional retail stores, as well as a total of
$225,000 in grant funding last year alone! As a result,
the Chattanooga Area Food Bank was able to distribute
thousands more meals while adding fresh bakery, meat,
dairy, and produce items to its inventory. Thanks to
Walmart’s corporate office and all the local stores for
working to eliminate hunger!
You hear about all
the tragedies around
the world that you
can give to, and sometimes
we forget that there is hunger
right here in our community.
I wish everyone could give to
both, but it’s important to give
to those around you. I find no
greater joy than giving, but I
shouldn’t get all the credit. I
give because I’m led by my
faith in God and the calling to
be compassionate. I’ve been
fortunate to help others.”
For my ninth
birthday I asked
my friends not
to give me presents,
but to give me food
donations for the Food
Bank. I didn't really need
anything and I thought
getting presents would
be kind of useless so I
said to myself, 'Why not
donate?' And I chose the
Chattanooga Food Bank."
Levi Lebovitz
Jeri Evans donor
As one of the
founders of the
Area Food Bank,
I remember someone said
‘we will probably work
ourselves out of a job in
three years’. Today, more
than 30 years later, we are
now feeding 20,000 people
a week in 20 counties in
Georgia and Tennessee.
The needs of our clients
are great. Please continue
to help the fabulous staff
and organization of the
Chattanooga Area Food
Bank as we do.”
Sue and Herb Cohn
thank you
Pat and Nina Brock
All of us who live in a world of plenty have an obligation to help those who are less fortunate. I know of no
more effective means of assisting in that endeavor than
giving support to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.”
Pat and Nina Brock
Summary Statement of Activities
Board Chair’s
Year Ended June 30, 2013
Total Support and Revenue
Food Distribution Services
Management and General Expenses
Fundraising Expenses
Total Expenses
Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets
June 30, 2013
Accounts and Grants Receivable
Prepaid Expenses
Land, Building & Equipment (net)
Total Assets
Summary Statement of Financial Position
Accounts Payable & Accrued Liabilities
Note Payable
Net Assets
Total Liabilities and Net Assets
The CAFB envisions a region
where access to healthy food helps
people move beyond hunger to
greater self-sufficiency, and where
the CAFB leads efforts to end
hunger in our time.
To lead a network of partners
in eliminating hunger and
promoting better nutrition in
our region.
to do this we
»» A
cquire and distribute healthy
food across our 20 county
service area
»» Engage the public in the fight
to end hunger
»» Empower people to take
responsibility for their health
and their lives
at the CAFB we
»» A
ll people are worthy of dignity
and respect
»» Lack of access to nourishing
food is an urgent need in
our region
»» Food is a path to self-sufficiency
and not just an end in itself
»» Access to local and healthy food
is critical to a prosperous and
sustainable community
»» In always working
»» In operating efficiently and with
the highest ethical standards
Food Banks and their agency partners have long
struggled with the question of whether it is best to
fight hunger, quantity of food, or fight malnutrition,
quality of food. Earlier this year, the Board of
Directors of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank decided
that - for the sake of our entire region - we have no
choice but to do both. Unquestionably, the need for
more food is increasing. While the incredible staff at
the CAFB already distributes record levels, currently
1 million pounds per month, the Board has set a goal
of 45% more food distributed over the next five years.
Moreover, we know that the negative health effects of
obesity are often the result of a lack of healthy food
options in our communities.
Since children are the most vulnerable to hunger
and malnutrition, the long-term negative effects on
our society can hardly be estimated. So, we have
challenged the CAFB staff to go further by adding a
significant amount of fresh produce and wholesome
foods to our inventory. Understandably, many
organizations would decline, but the dedicated
men and women of the CAFB responded to these
challenges enthusiastically. Because they work on
the front lines of the fight against hunger, they know
the need better than anyone. They also know that the
rest of us will support them and not let them down.
These goals, while bold, are certainly attainable. To
reach them, we will need help from donors, volunteers,
agency partners, and the community at large. Our
mission is to lead a network of partners in eliminating
hunger and promoting better nutrition in our region.
Please join us by helping in any way you can.
Jason Luna
2012 – 2013 CAFB Board Chairperson the future
2012 – 2013 Financials
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