Feeding Our Communities Partners

Mission Statement

Engaging our community in solving youth hunger.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments During the 2017-18 school year we provided 96,350 pounds of food, in 45,100 food packs, equaling 225,500 meals for the over 900 students we served each week. Teacher's surveyed reported that the students who were on our programs no longer complained of hunger on the weekends, and were ready to learn on Monday mornings. Improved attendance, increased energy levels, and better relationships with school personnel was also reported.
Current Goals FOCP has launched our biggest program expansion to date, by expanding our Power Pack program to 3 new middle schools and our BackPack Food Program to a new community and elementary school. We are feeding over 900 hungry tummies each week during the 2018-19 school year. We will also continue to expand upon the efforts of Youth Hunger Solutions initiatives, through partnerships with other local agencies and programs, as well as having a presence at city council meetings, school board meetings, and county meetings to highlight and address the issues surrounding youth hunger with our local policy makers.
Community or Constituency Served FOCP programs provide hunger relief for food-insecure youth in grades K-8 at 28 schools within 5 school districts in the greater Mankato, MN area.
Geographic Area Served We serve five school districts within Minnesota's Blue Earth and Nicollet counties.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Feeding Programs (BackPack and Power Pack programs):
$350,926
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$342,230
71.7%
Management
$104,569
21.9%
Fundraising
$30,660
6.4%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2017
$462,410
$483,404
($20,994)
2016
$483,404
$476,237
$7,167
2015
$476,237
$421,340
$54,897

Organization Last Reviewed on 08/15/2019

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Address:
2120 Howard Drive West
North Mankato, MN 56003
Phone: 507-385-3627

General Information

Alternative Name: FOCP. BackPack Food Program, Power Pack Program
EIN: 27-2374187
Principal Staff: Sheri Sander-Silva
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4.925
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 1200
Ruling Year: 2010

Board

Board Chair: Kim Literovich
Number of Board Members: 16
Board Meetings with Quorum: 15
Average Member Attendance: 9.8

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