NY Common Pantry Program Goals & Outcomes:
FY14 Goal a): Live Healthy! will conduct 26 12-session children's nutrition courses, both at NYCP and at community-based organizations in East Harlem, Harlem and the South Bronx. These courses will serve 650 children ages 5 to 12, as well as parents who wish to participate.
FY14 Goal b): Work with new partner Kickin' Kitchen to encourage healthy eating and exercise among middle schoolers and teens.
Goal exceeded: Live Healthy! conducted 33 10-session children's nutrition courses, both at NYCP and community-based organizations in the South Bronx and Far Rockaway as well as a pilot Wellness Day at P.S. 109 in the Bronx. These events served over 1300 children ages 4-13 as well as parents who wished to participate.
Goal met. Live Healthy! worked with new partner Kickin' Kitchen to encourage healthy eating and exercise among middle schoolers and teens.
FY14 Goal a): Provide 8,500 households with food.
FY14 Goal b): Provide increased access to recipes for food, cooking tips, and nutrition information for specific food items distributed in Choice Pantry.
Goal exceeded: Provided 9,913 households with food.
Goal met: Provided increased access to recipes for food, cooking tips, and nutrition information for specific food items distributed in Choice Pantry, especially by connecting visitors to new Live Healthy! activities.
FY14 Goal a): Screen at least 2,000 households per year for benefits.
FY14 Goal b): Demonstrate that at least 900 new households per year receive cash or non-cash benefits (not including benefits received from legal, financial, or tax preparation services).
FY14 Goal c): Ensure that 220 households receive legal counseling services from the on-site provider.
Goal exceeded: Screened 7,123 households for benefits.
Goal exceeded: 934 new households received cash or non-cash benefits.
Goal exceeded: 326 households received legal counseling services from on-site provider.
FY14 Goal: Provide at least 85,000 meals through Hot Meal Program.
Goal partially met: Provided 73,985 meals through our Hot Meal Program and brown bags. Difference attributed to tapering off of Sandy-related meal distribution.
FY14 Goal a): Maintain current level of volunteer engagement and keep cost per meal to under $1.00
FY14 Goal b): Continue to track all program, operations, organizational and fundraising goals.
FY14 Goal c): Develop new impact measure to assess success of Choice Pantry and Help 365 in creating self-sufficiency for those we serve.
Goal met: FY14 ended with 14,195 volunteers working 46,615 hours, an increase of 17% more than the prior year. Cost of each Pantry meal was lowered to .81 a meal.
Goal met: All programs continue to be tracked through our customized service database that gauges our impact, helps us set future goals and evaluate our service delivery and structure.
Goal met: Built and refined tool and have used it to gain insights on how members use our services and for what length of time, and how we can better serve our visitors.