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Annual Report 2017-2018

Annual Report 2017-2018
Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016
July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018


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The Community Survival Center

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

Celebrating 35 years of service to our neighbors in need.

ANNUAL REPORT

YEAR ENDED

JUNE 30, 2018

Board of Directors

 Board of Directors
Susan Baldwin - Board President. Retired Vice President, Citizens Bank. Longmeadow resident. Member since 2006.

Ronald Hokanson - Board Vice President. Social worker at Ludlow High School. Wilbraham resident. Member since 2013.

Gloria Bourbeau - Board Secretary. Retired Teacher. Ludlow resident. Member since 2012.

Emily Hayden - Board Treasurer. Retired Bookseller. Wilbraham resident. Member since 2008.

Ronald Habel - Board Member. Retired Director of Environmental Affairs, APW Inc. Wilbraham resident. Member since 1996.

Normand Grondin - Board Member. Deacon, St. Elizabeth Parish. Owner, Spirit Among Us Catholic Bookstore. Springfield resident. Member since 2014.

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

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

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

Mary Cassidy – Board Member. Executive Director since 2016.

Narrative

Narrative
In Fiscal Year 2018, (that time period is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) the Community Survival Center continued its work of providing 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, 24 preschool children were provided with a monthly food package of 20 breakfasts, lunches, and healthy snacks.

The Community Survival Center really has the perfect name: while helping the community with the basic survival need of food, the community supports the Center with time, money, and food. Without the support of the community, the Center would not be able to survive! The Ludlow Lions hold a canned food drive each year; a great example of the community providing support.


I really want to highlight our volunteers; we could not operate without them. Seriously! Every day, people step up to help at the Center. Most volunteers work a few hours each week; some a few hours each month. Interested in spending some time with us? We’d love to tell you more about volunteer opportunities.


So, how can you help? There are really three things we need from you: money, time, and donations! Money helps pay our bills – our vendors just won’t take a can of corn in lieu of payment! If you have the time, call or email us about volunteering. Donate food, especially canned meats, stews, and chunky soups; donate clothing, jewelry, dishes, sheets, and small kitchen appliances in working order. We can use it all and we are thankful you are thinking about the Center.

Contributors

Contributors
Without your support we would not be able to serve people in need throughout our Service Area. 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. You are that community and we are truly grateful for your continued support.

This is a list of those who provided financial support via donations and grant funding during Fiscal Year 2018, which is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Monetary donations help to pay the bills; heating and cooling, maintenance and repairs, insurance, staffing, and much more.


$20,000 +
Saint Elizabeth Parish

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

$1,000 +
Susan & Charles Baldwin
Idalete Barbosa
Ingrid Bracey
Carris Corporate Foundation
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Church of the Epiphany
Columbia Gas
Country Bank
Eastman Company
Fallon Health
Ethel & William Farrington
Albert & Amelia Ferst Charitable Foundation
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Catherine & Henry Geberth
Give with Liberty Employees
Carol & Ron Habel
Emily & John Hayden

Hayden Corporation
Life Care Centers Apple Festival
Ludlow Lions Club
Lusitania Institute
Elizabeth Mayo
Mary Collins Moynahan Foundation
Project Bread
St. Cecilia’s Parish
Wilbraham United Church
YourCause Pfizer Annual Giving

$500 +
Baltazar Contractors
CROP Walk Wilbraham/Hampden
Gail & Tom Finnegan
Gomes, DaCruz & Tracy
Grace Union Church
Kevin Hinkamper
Robert Holdsworth
Knights of Columbus Council 3535
Laura & Thomas Normand
Pfizer Annual Giving
Pfizer Fdn. Matching Gifts
Katherine & Francis Pychewicz
St. Catherine of Siena Youth Ministry
Stop and Shop Our Family Foundation
Juliana Tronsky, Project 351
Villa Rose Restaurant
$100 +
Advanced Insurance
Marjorie Agerton
Carole Alderman
Alpha Oil Company
Kathleen & Michael Ashe
Maria Becerra
Bethlehem Church
Georgia Lee & Joseph Bigos
Rev. Lionel Bonneville
Gloria & Gary Bourbeau
John Brennan
Sandra Bruschi
Edward Butrick
Jean & Durham Caldwell
Gale Candaras
Jean Canosa Albano
Joseph Cargile
Mary Cassidy & G. Michael Dobbs
Rosemarie & John Chicklowski
Paul Chmura
Janice & Paul Chrzan
Felice & Richard Coffey
Amy & Mark Condon
Brian Connery
Cutler Associates Charitable Foundation
Robert Dangleis
Lorraine Daudelin
Thomas Dean
Janice Dufault
Kim & David Dylewicz
Federated Community Church Hampden
First Church Ludlow
Fosterians Afternoon Group
Judith Friel
Shirley Ann Fusco
Gallerani Electric
Terri Goff
Good Done Great
Michelle & Stanley Gosciminski
Ann Grehoski
Robert Hebert
Karin Heuser
Norma & Loren Hill
Henderson Eye Center
Dina & Ron Hokanson
Kathleen & David Hutchison
Iron Duke Brewing
Ruth & Clifford Kruger
Annette & Theodore Krzyzek
Michael Kuchyt
Joseph Kulig
Lauretta Laurino
Christopher LaVoie
Richard LeClaire
Legacy Fire Protection
Ludlow Chiropractic Office
Ludlow Community Band
Ludlow Country Club Women’s Association
Ludlow High School Class of 1982
Ludlow Lodge of Elks
Teresa MacGregor
Jacqueline Madden
Susan & Alfred Magee
MASSPOWER
Judith Mercadante
Mary Meunier
Minnechaug HS Student Council
MMWEC Spirit & Activities Committee
Agnes Murray
Robert Murty
Network for Good
Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services
Order of Eastern Star Chapter 150
Our Lady of Fatima Church
Diane Paquette
Holly Park
Alison Parker
Katherine Reilly
Juliet Rivest
Rosary Prayer Group
Joann Rossi
Rotary Club of Wilbraham/Hampden
Russell Bond New England Branch
Frances Sasur
Frances Selva
Maryann Scott-Smith
Jeffry Shank
Maria Silva
Spirit Among Us
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
St. Cecilia Catholic Women’s Club
Pauline Stuart
Shirley Sweeney
R.L. Taddeo
Edith Tipton
Charlotte & Michael Trimboli
United Food & Commercial Union 1459
Mary Walker
Water Resource Services
Western Mass Chapter 2203 AORN
Wilbraham Garden Club Flower Arrangers
Wilbraham Middle School
Wilbraham Junior Women’s Club
Wilbraham Women’s Club Choral Group
Wilbraham Women’s Club
Women’s Fellowship of Wilbraham United
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.

Donors listed here collected a minimum of 500 pounds in their Food Donation Drives in Fiscal Year 2018:

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
Church of Epiphany
Evangelical Covenant Church
First Church in Ludlow
Immaculate Conception Church
Indian Orchard Brown Bag
Knights of Columbus Council #10195
Longriders Motorcycle Club
Ludlow Senior Center
Luso Federal Credit Union
Massmutual Corporate Finance Division

Income and Expense

Income and Expense
INCOME AND EXPENSE STATEMENT
YEAR END JUNE 30, 2018

INCOME & EXPENSES
2017-2018
EXPENSES
Salaries $223,000.00
Payroll Taxes $23,075.00
Mortgage $15,571.00
Property Taxes $2,007.00
Garage Rent $3,200.00
Utilities $8,944.00
Telephone & Internet $2,364.00
Office Supplies $1,758.00
Postage $296.00
Liability Ins. $11,228.00
Personnel Support $259.00
Repairs & Maintenance $1,641.00
Disposal Costs $5,582.00
Food Purchases $17,544.00
Program Supplies & Support $4,680.00
Mileage $231.00
Professional Services $4,776.00
Fundraising Expense $2,298.00
Fees & Dues $697.00
Miscellaneous $204.00
Equipment $0.00
Sales Tax $2,068.00
TOTAL EXPENSES $331,423.00
INCOME
Individuals $36,150.00
Program Generated $55,673.00
Thrift Shop $104,713.00
Churches $32,465.00
Groups $17,500.00
Businesses $11,730.00
Fundraisers $10,301.00
Grants $17,000.00
Other $672.00
Interest $994.00
TOTAL INCOME $287,198.00

DAILY OPERATING FUNDS
Berkshire Bk Non Profit NOW Ck. $21,303.00
Berkshire Bk Money Market (Mortgage) $7,746.00
MONIES HELD IN RESERVE
Berkshire Bk- Certificate of Deposit $38,215.00
Berkshire Bk - Business Money Market. $57,314.00
TOTAL FUNDS HELD IN RESERVE $95,529.00



Food Donations and Distributions

Food Donations and Distributions
2017 - 2018 TOTAL FOOD DONATED AND DISTRIBUTED
FOOD DONATIONS DISTRIBUTION
2017-2018

PANTRY DONATION YTD
BULK ITEMS/LBS (bread) 45,780
TOTAL FREE SHELF FOOD 45,780

PURCHASED FOOD LB 15,414
MEFAP/LBS 32,984
MISC FOOD BANK ITEMS 3,395
GARDEN/LBS 1,806
FOOD DONATIONS/LBS 98,572
TOTAL PANTRY FOOD ITEMS 152,171

TOTAL DONATED FOOD/LBS 207,816

EMERGENCY FOOD
POUNDS USED 86,335
Family/Household Visits 1,896
Adult Visits 2,871
Children Visits 2,282
PRE-SCHOOL PROG
POUNDS USED 6,915
Family Visits 182
Children Visits 278

SENIOR OUTREACH PROG
POUNDS USED 42,108
Family/Household Visits 1,550
Individual Visits 1,830
HOLIDAYS
POUNDS USED 13,074
Family Visits 588
Adult Visits 834
Children Visits 427
Expired 4,828
TOTAL POUNDS DISTRIBUTED 153,260

NEW FAMILIES 82
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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