P-3880

Year-Round Pop-Up Pantry

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Total Budget: $65,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Food/Agriculture: General

Summary: Year-Round Pop-Up Pantry to Impact 800 families in Fort Collins


COVID-19 presented a complex crisis of new need, increased volunteer challenges and disruptions to our food supply and distribution models. We have the potential to emerge from this pandemic stronger and even better positioned to meet the evolving needs of our community. We are beginning to shift our conversations and operations to look ahead and are in the process of updating our strategic plan to further address systemic issues. With that, we have been discussing how we can continue to carry out our mission with innovative approaches to meet those in need of food. We would like to share with you an idea that we are considering. Please note that none of this has been finalized or included in our pending budget process, nor are they public-ready plans.

Mobile Pantry Partnership with Poudre High School:

In March 2020, we made immediate shifts in how we were distributing food, particularly through our Food Share pantries that were altered to be socially distanced and safe drive-through models. Shortly after this change, we recognized that there was additional need so we created pop up pantries (PUPs) to target underserved areas of the community.

The impact of these pantries is that the Food Bank for Larimer County is increasing access for many community members to receive free nutritious food which in turn saves them money for other basic needs. Families received milk, dry goods, produce, frozen items and more and were incredibly thankful for all that was provided!

For the past several months, we have had twice-monthly pantry services at Poudre High School and they have been incredibly well received by our clients. There are several reasons we chose this particular location. We knew it was important to the school community and we also know that PHS is centered in one the most racially disparate census tracts in Larimer County with 49% of Latin X individuals living below the poverty line as opposed to 16% of white residents.

Since its inception this location has served a different population than our other locations. Since COVID started 22% of households that use our Food Share pantries (brick and mortar locations in FC and Loveland) are new, but a staggering 93% of households visiting this location have been new. In addition, 42% of the families visiting this location have asked to remain anonymous which is a significantly higher percentage than our other locations. Each month, we serve on average approximately 800 individuals through our PHS pantry.

Given the success of this location, and the partnerships we have formed with PHS, we are moving away from considering this as a temporary location (a PUP), and more in-line with our other mobile partnerships. The term "PUP" has been used by our organization since the inception of these pantries in

spring of 2020 as it was truly that...a quickly adapted model that allowed us to vet different locations

and see what worked.

FoodBankLarimer.org

Our PHS Mobile Pantry is providing valuable insight into those at-risk of hunger, especially in our

vulnerable populations. We have the funds to pay for this pantry through the remainder of our fiscal

year (ending on June, 30th) but would need additional funds to continue this pantry beyond that time.

We are working on the creation of an MOU with PHS and PSD to in the hopes of continuing this pantry for another year until June, 2022. We may continue beyond that point but at this point we are unable to make that determination as there are too many variables that would need to be considered. The primary expense would be hiring a full-time Mobile Pantry Coordinator to operate not only this site but serve as a staff representative for our other mobile pantries. When Covid-19 hit, we were able to secure some temporary staff to help ease the workload among our operations staff which allowed them to rotate shifts at each site. However, the temporary staff are only contracted through June and we will not be able to sustain the additional labor these pantries require from our current staff. We anticipate that the cost to maintain this location through June 2022 would be roughly $65,000. This includes the above mentioned staff person as well as all related program expenses such as food procurement and purchase, packaging fees, and transportation. Please note, that all expenses listed here (with the exception of the staff person) are for our PHS pantry ONLY.

Rotarians would be involved by attending the Pop-Up Pantry bi-monthly to disburse food to the clients in-need.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins (Foothills)

Primary Contact: Kelly Moll

Email: kelly.moll@scouting.org

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Fort Collins (Foothills) (5440)

26-May-21

$60,000

$5,000

$65,000

Total

$60,000

$5,000

$65,000

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History Log Entries

26-May-21

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Creation of project page.

1-Jun-21

by Randy Looper

Kelly,

Please add a detailed budget to the documents area when you get back in town.

10-Jun-21

by Randy Looper

Kelly,

The club's current per capita is $141.44 which qualifies for $5,000 in DDF funds. You need to reduce the DDF request from $7,500 to that $5,000. Than either increase the cash or reduce the total of the project by that amount.

27-Jun-21

by Randy Looper

Kelly,

You still need to change the DDf total to $5,000. You also need to complete a detailed budget of income and expenses and upload it to the documents area and complete the signature process with two signatures.

14-Jul-21

by Kelly Moll

The financing for the One Year Support of the Pop-Up Pantry project has been updated.

Thanks - Kelly

14-Jul-21

by Randy Looper

Kelly,

Thanks for updating the finances. The budget you uploaded does not include the expenses side. Please do a budget that list your income and all the expenses tied in with the project.

Alos you do not have Rotarian involvement in the description. Please add a section that describes what Rotarian involvement your club will have with the project.

Thanks

Randy

14-Jul-21

by Randy Looper

Kelly,

Once everything is updated please complete the signature process.

14-Jul-21

by Kelly Moll

The grant has been update with the expenses document and the Rotarian involvement.

-Kelly Moll

14-Jul-21

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

14-Jul-21

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Project signed by Kelly Moll.

14-Jul-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Sid Fahsholtz.

19-Sep-21

by Randy Looper

Kelly,

You put this as a 20-21 grant not 21-22. So I have cancelled the signature process and changed it to the correct year. Please start the signature process again.

19-Sep-21

by Randy Looper

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

20-Sep-21

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

20-Sep-21

by Kelly Moll

System Entry: Project signed by Kelly Moll.

22-Sep-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Sid Fahsholtz.

24-Sep-21

by Randy Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

27-Sep-21

by Randy Looper

Kelly,

The check for the grant has been mailed. Please let me know when you have received it.

Randy

27-Sep-21

by Bill Kehl

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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