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Annual Report 2018-2019

Annual Report 2018-2019
Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019
July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019


Title Page

Title Page
The Community Survival Center

A Bridge of Hope to the hungry and homeless since 1983.

Celebrating 36 years of service to our neighbors in need.

ANNUAL REPORT

YEAR ENDED

JUNE 30, 2019

Mission and Vision Statements; Values and Purpose

Mission and Vision Statements; Values and Purpose
The mission of the Community Survival Center is to provide survival items of food, clothing, and household goods to members of our community in times of need. Our programs are self-sustaining through the support of the community.

Our vision is a community where everyone has enough to eat; clean, warm clothing, and the basic essentials to set up a home.

Our values are to maintain the dignity of each individual and to treat everyone with respect.

The purpose of the Community Survival Center is to help those in need, particularly those who are hungry.

Board of Directors

 Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2018/2019


Susan Baldwin - President; Retired Vice President, Citizens Bank; Longmeadow resident; Member since 2006

Ronald Hokanson – Vice President; Social Worker at Ludlow High School; Wilbraham resident; Member since 2013

Gloria Bourbeau - Secretary; Retired Teacher; Ludlow resident; Member since 2012

Emily Hayden - Treasurer; Retired Bookseller; Wilbraham resident; Member since 2008

Ronald Habel - Retired Director of Environmental Affairs, APW Incorporated; Wilbraham resident; Member since 1996

Dennis Bunten - Retired teacher, Ludlow Public Schools; Ludlow resident;
Member since 2017

Normand Grondin – Deacon at St. Elizabeth Parish; Owner of Spirit Among Us, Catholic Book Store; Springfield resident; Member since 2014

Donna Mercado, MD – Former Director of the Medical Consultation Program at Baystate Medical Center; Wilbraham resident; Member since 2017

Sandy Paquin – Staff Assistant, Baystate Medical Center; Ludlow resident; Former Board Member 2005-2012; Current Member since 2017

Mary Cassidy – Executive Director since 2016

Narrative

Narrative
This year, we continued to provide necessary and nutritious food, up to six times a year, to families and individuals from Ludlow, Wilbraham, and Hampden, as well as the Indian Orchard, Sixteen Acres, and Pine Point neighborhoods of Springfield. More than 150 seniors, residents of Hampden County, visited the Pantry each month to receive a supplemental food package that included breakfast items and frozen meats. Additionally, 15 preschool children were provided with a monthly food package of 20 breakfasts, lunches, and healthy snacks. And during the summer months, their older siblings were added to the Preschool Food Program.

The National Association of Letter Carriers outdid them selves this year, bringing in the most food ever at 31,546 lbs. of non-perishable foods. That will keep the Pantry going for months. We quickly stocked the shelves and then looked for other places to store full totes; they ended up everywhere!
The Hampden County Sheriff’s Department always sends a crew of men from the Pre-Release Program and having strong, young workers really is invaluable.
Shout out also to the Knights of Columbus for volunteering that day – it was a looooong day.

Something amazing happened this year; one of our two commercial refrigerators gave up the ghost; we had to call the Springfield Fire Department as we couldn’t determine where the horrible smell was coming from. They were quick to respond and to have us evacuate the building. You are most likely thinking how is this amazing? Well, the community responded to stories on Western Mass News, WWLP TV, in the Reminder, and the Register. People called to ask what was needed to replace the refrigerator, people brought in cash, people donated. We even received a call from Columbia Gas saying they wanted to cover the cost of the refrigerator. We received a tremendous and wonderful response to our problem. We have even established an appliance fund to take care of future repairs. When I mentioned to several callers that we had enough to replace the fridge, they asked what else we needed. So, thanks to Eastman Chemical Company and a few other donors, we are getting new computers. It will be nice to go a whole week without the computers crashing. Thanks to everyone who helped out.

Contributors

Contributors
CURRENT CONTRIBUTORS FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019


INDIVIDUALS $39,117.00

Monthly Pledge $8,880.00

PROGRAM GENERATED $58,745.00

CHURCHES $37,181.00

Monthly Pledges $2,400.00
Special Collection: St. Elizabeth $26,544.00

GROUPS $13,461.00

BUSINESSES $10,585.00

FUND RAISERS $13,287.00

THRIFT SHOP $100,600.00

GRANTS $12,900.00

Chicopee Savings Charitable Foundation $2,000
FEMA $5,400.00
Mary Collins Moynahan Foundation $3,000.00
Project Bread $2,500


OTHER $863.00

INTEREST $994.00


TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS $287,733.00

Without your support we would not be able to serve people in need throughout our Service Area. Our programs are self-sustaining through the support of the community. Thank you for putting the Community in our name.

This is a list of those who provided financial support via donations, fundraising events, and grant funding during Fiscal Year 2019. Financial donations help with our operating expenses like keeping the lights on and the refrigerators running; not to mention heating and cooling costs, maintenance and repairs, insurance, staffing, disposal costs, of course food costs, and much more.

$20,000 +
Saint Elizabeth Parish

$5,000 +
Emergency Food & Shelter Program/FEMA
Knights of Columbus 10195 Oktoberfest
St. Cecilia HOPE Ministry
Emily & John Hayden

$1,000 +
Susan & Charles Baldwin
Carris Corporate Foundation
Chicopee Savings Charitable Foundation
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Church of the Epiphany
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Country Bank
Ethel & William Farrington
Albert & Amelia Ferst Charitable Foundation
Catherine & Henry Geberth
Carol & Ron Habel
Hayden Corporation
Dina & Ron Hokanson
Knights of Columbus 3535 Benefit Dinner
Knights of Columbus Council 10195
Life Care Centers Apple Festival
Ludlow Lions Club
Mary Collins Moynahan Foundation
Orchard Covenant Church
Steven Peloquin
Project Bread
St. Catherine of Siena's Youth Ministry Souper Bowl of Caring
St. Cecilia's Parish
St. Cecilia Catholic Women's Club
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Spirit Among Us
Wilbraham United Church

$500 +
Reverend Lionel Bonneville
Cornerstone Church
Federated Community Church
Fill A Truck Drive
Grace Union Church
Robert Holdsworth
Laura & Thomas Normand
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Frances & Joseph Selva

$100 +
Afternoon Fosterian Group
Alpha Oil Company
Carole Alderman
Ursula & Lavalier Alves
Grace Batalha
Maria Becerra
Big Y Community Bag Program
Georgia Lee & Joseph Bigos, Jr.
Sheila Bolduc
Gloria & Gary Bourbeau
Sandra Bruschi
Jean & Durham Caldwell
Joseph Cargile
Mary Cassidy & G. Michael Dobbs
Celebrate Ludlow
Janice & Paul Chrzan
CROP Walk Wilbraham/Hampden
Thomas Dean
Samantha Dias
Kim Dylewicz
Ecoh Systems
Encompass Health Hospital
Gail & Tom Finnegan
First Church Ludlow
Judith Friel
Shirley Ann Fusco
Joseph Garde
Catherine Gatesman
Ann Grehoski
Sonia Jaworski
Doris & Dave Koziol
Ruth & Clifford Kruger
Joseph Kulig
Ladies Auxiliary K of C Council 3535
Christopher LaVoie
Joyce & Stephen Lewis
Ludlow Chiropractic Office
Ludlow Country Club Women's Association
Ludlow HS Lions Pride Penny Wars
Jacqueline Madden
Susan Magee
Steve McDaniel
Judith Mercadante
Mary Ellen Meunier
AnnMarie & Philip Moraitis
Agnes Murray
Robert Murty
Nixon Company, Inc.
Our Lady of Fatima Youth Souper Bowl of Caring
Diane Paquette
Holly Park
Alison Parker & Robert Fuller
Janice Pastuszak
Rosa Pio
Joann Rossi
Dana Salisbury
Maryann Scott-Smith
Jeffry Shank
Susan & Leo Shapiro
Stanley Shaw, III
Pat Skaza
Luke St. Jacques
St. Pio Fraternity
Jessye Stein
Edith Tipton
Kristine Tower
Charlotte & Michael Trimboli
United Food & Commercial Union 1459
Water Resource Services
Donald Whitney
Wilbraham Women's Club Choral Group
Wilbraham Women's Club
Women's Fellowship of Wilbraham United
Suzanne Woytych
Zepke Realty
Zonta of Quaboag Valley

And apologies to those who are not included here; we simply ran out of space but we are very appreciative of your support.

These Food Donation Donors collected at least 500 pounds for the Center, and often much more, this past year:

Atheneum Society of Wilbraham
Baird Middle School, Ludlow
Big Y, Ludlow
Big Y, Wilbraham
Christ the King Church in Ludlow
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Cumberland Farms Center Street
Cumberland Farms East Street
Cumberland Farms West Street
Cumberland Farms Indian Orchard
Evangelical Covenant Church
Faith Community Chapel
Federated Community Church in Hampden
First Church in Ludlow
Gary's Village Mart
Immaculate Conception Church
Indian Orchard Brown Bag
Knights of Columbus Council #10195
Life Care Center of Wilbraham
Ludlow Senior Center
Minnechaug Regional High School NHS
National Association of Letter Carriers
Pszeniczny Family
Price Rite of Chicopee
Rachel's Table
Save a Lot Indian Orchard
Carly Sleboda & Joshua Brennan
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
St. Catherine of Siena Parish
St. Cecilia's Parish
St. Elizabeth Parish
St. John the Baptist School
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Stop & Shop, Springfield
Wellspring Harvest Greenhouse
Wilbraham Middle School
Wilbraham United Church

Income and Expenses

Income and Expenses
INCOME & EXPENSES FY2019

EXPENSES

Salaries $205,395.00
Payroll Taxes/EMAC $22,139.00
Mortgage $15,571.00
Property Taxes $2,104.00
Garage Rent $3,600.00
Utilities $8,564.00
Telephone & Internet $2,475.00
Office Supplies $1,309.00
Postage $100.00
Liability Insurance $9,424.00
Personnel Support $107.00
Repairs & Maintenance. $1,424.00
Disposal Costs $6,275.00
Food Purchases $5,068.00
Program Supplies & Support $3,110.00
Mileage. $283.00
Professional Services. $4,491.00
Fundraising Expense $2,344.00
Fees & Dues. $339.00
Miscellaneous. $628.00
Equipment $0.00
Sales Tax. $2,721.00

TOTAL EXPENSES $297,471.00

INCOME

Individuals $39,117.00
Program Generated. $58,745.00
Thrift Shop $100,600.00
Churches. $37,181.00
Groups. $13,461.00
Businesses $10,585.00
Fundraisers $13,287.00
Grants $12,900.00
Other $863.00
Interest $994.00

TOTAL INCOME $287,733.00

DAILY OPERATING FUNDS

Berkshire Bank Non Profit NOW Checking $24,626.00
Berkshire Bank Money Market (Mortgage) $9,179.00

MONIES HELD IN RESERVE

Berkshire Bank - Business Money Market $76,213.00

TOTAL FUNDS HELD IN RESERVE $76,213.00

Food Donations and Distributions

Food Donations and Distributions
FOOD DONATIONS DISTRIBUTION 2018-2019

PANTRY DONATION YTD

GARDEN/LBS. 1,991
BULK ITEMS/LBS. (bread) 37,735

TOTAL FREE SHELF FOOD 39,726

PURCHASED FOOD LBS. 5,693
MEFAP/LBS. 16,161
MISC FOOD BANK ITEMS 2,080
FOOD DONATIONS/LBS 140,339

TOTAL PANTRY FOOD ITEMS 164,273

TOTAL DONATED FOOD/LBS. 196,226

EMERGENCY FOOD

POUNDS USED 87,018
Families 1,527
Adults 2,356
Children 1,749

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM

POUNDS USED 5,074
Families 108
Children 278

SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAM

POUNDS USED 52,810
Families/Households 1,429
Individuals 1,719

TRASH 4,549

TOTAL POUNDS DISTRIBUTED 149,451

NEW FAMILIES 153
Community Survival Center, 240 Main Street, Indian Orchard, MA 01151 • PHONE: 413-543-3930
A bridge of hope to the hungry and homeless since 1983.

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