All Faiths Food Bank, Inc.
8171 Blaikie Court
Sarasota FL 34240
In 2016, the Board of Directors of All Faiths Food Bank adopted a new  mission statement.
Together with our partners, we provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.
CEO/Executive Director Sandra Frank JD
Board Chair Tom Ryan
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Former Names
All Faiths Food Store, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1989
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Standard Operating Procedures TOCView
Impact Statement

Support from our community made it possible for All Faiths Food Bank to feed over 63,000 people in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in 2015. Our summer food programs provided 26,986 hungry children with the food they needed to start school ready to learn. During the 2015 summer alone, we provided 1,994,415 meals to families and children in need.

All Faiths is the only Food Bank serving Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. Our fleet of trucks moved a record 8 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 6,700,000 million meals – into neighborhoods that needed it the most. All Faiths is the connective tissue between 184 different agencies and programs. When it comes to hunger relief and nutrition education, there are very few organizations in our region that have the capacity and passion to reach so many lives.

Our major accomplishments in 2015 included:

· Increased the distribution of fresh food by 15%

· Made sure 92% of every dollar supported programs

· Scored 100% on the Feeding America Compliance Audit

· Initiated plans to expand the facility

· Scored a superior rating, from AIB (food safety, logistics, supply chain)

· Expanded summer food program to focus on reading and education

· Conducted the first regional Hunger Summit

We have set specific measurable goals for the current year that focus on 1) reaching more people and 2) increasing the amount of healthy food they receive.

· TARGET: Increase produce by 20%

· TARGET: Expand the number of school pantries by 15%

· TARGET: Increase # summer feeding locations by 15%

· TARGET: Increase # of children served by during summer programs by 10%

· TARGET: Launch Sprout2

In 2016, we are advancing the message that Hunger is Health Issue and building the bridge between the Food Bank and health organizations in our community.
Needs Statement

1. Campus expansion - any gifts up to $250,000 for racks, loading docks, cooler/freezer, construction, paving.

2. Produce - $75,000 for fresh fruit and vegetables.
3. Senior Food Program - $75,000
4. New truck to increase food and produce distribution - $125,000
5. New van for nutrition education programs - $50,000
Background Statement

All Faiths Food Bank was founded in 1989. The Food Bank has transformed over the past 3 years. The Board of Directors hired a Chief Executive Officer, developed and fulfilled a strategic plan, recruited high performing Board members, and reorganized its committee structure. The Management Executive Team includes the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Senior Director of Development.  A Strategic Program Officer will join the team in May, 2017.

Over the past year, we've come to understand the unique role the Food Bank has in terms of the number of people we reach and the impact we can have on their lives. This knowledge has caused us to rethink and expand our mission. 

We see that hunger is a health issue and we can play a role in addressing obesity, under-nutrition and diet related diseases. There are tremendous opportunities to build relationships across the systems that serve the same families - education, healthcare, social services, government, and business.
As a component of our 2015 planning, the Board of Directors adopted a new strategic framework which states:
  • Our approach is evidence based and data driven. We focus on outcomes and impact, and our work will be measurable.
  • Our priority is to serve the most needy and most vulnerable first: children, seniors, veterans and those in crisis.

With 184 agency and program partners from the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors, All Faiths Food Bank will continue to create and strengthen a food system that is efficient, sustainable and responsive to our neighbors in need.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- DeSoto
Areas Served Comments
All Faiths Food Bank is certified by Feeding America to serve two counties: Sarasota and DeSoto.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Secondary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Tertiary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
More than 50% of the children - over 21,000 - in Sarasota schools struggle with hunger. Childhood hunger can have a lifelong impact. Our programs assure that kids stay on the path to success:
  •  Campaign Against Summer Hunger - When school ends, hunger begins. The Campaign raises funds and food to feed kids over the summer. Last summer, we provided 2 million meals to nearly 27,000 hcildren.
  • BackPack - In 2015, we provided over 113,000 backpacks with nutritious, kid-friendly food for weekends and holidays.
  • School Pantries - All Faiths brings fresh produce, meat, dairy, and groceries right into the school house. This year we plan to expand to 15 locations.
  • Nutrition Education - Nearly 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese, contributing to the dramatic increase in Type 2 diabetes in children. All Faiths Food Bank programs give them a healthier start in life by teaching families how to budget, shop, and prepare healthy meals.
Budget $1,800,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Short Term Success
Campaign - complete 2016 summer food program to include 2 million meals June - September.
BackPacks - distribute 113,000 in calendar year 2016.
School Pantry - conduct 12 pantries
Nutrition Education - redefine program and staff model 
Long Term Success
Campaign - use client information management system (CIMS) to revise 2017 summer food program. Integrate lunch bus into 2017 program.
BackPacks - explore third-party evaluation by USF/Tampa
Pantries - explore third-party evaluation by USF/Tampa. Add 3 pantries and explore partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs.
 Nutrition Education - reorganize staff model to focus on public health approach; hire health educator 
Program Success Monitoring
Client data collected by CIMS, analyzed, reported.
Survey of principals, teachers, counselors, parents.
Potential for third-party evaluation by USF/Tampa. 
Program Success Examples In 2016, All Faiths Food Bank expanded the summer backpack and school pantries to the 4 Sarasota learning academies: Alta Vista, Tuttle, Gocio, Emma E. Booker The Nutrition Education class is being taught at Alta Vista.
Description Hunger is a health issue and we all know that what we eat has a major impact on we feel. Eat more leafy greens and lean meat! But for tens of thousands of people in our community, fresh food is just not available and simply not affordable. Instead, families eat inexpensive food like white rice, potatoes and bread. Filling, yes. Nutritious, no. You may think of food banks as providing canned goods. That's changing as we've come to understand that diet is a major contributor to obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Today, over 25% of what All Faiths Food Bank distributes is fresh produce. Sprout (our 2 Mobile Farm Markets) and our Produce Program are growing by leaps and bounds. Fresh produce is a priority for us and we think it will have an impact on the health of our entire community.
Budget $300,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Migrant Workers
Short Term Success
Implement Sprout2
Increase number of pounds distributed
Increase number of people served 
Long Term Success
Hire FT food sourcer
Identify additional sources of local and Florida grown produce
Expand cooler/freezer to accommodate more produce
Coordinate statewide produce procurement with Florida Association of Food Banks.
Collaborate with Feeding America to develop mixing/distribution center for the eastern US region 
Program Success Monitoring
Inventory software indicating type, amount, source, distribution, quantity, location
Quarterly reports to Feeding America
Bi-annual reports to All Faiths Food Bank Board 
Program Success Examples Produce distribution increased to 27%
Description Did you realize how many veterans live in our community? And how many are hungry? We know because All Faiths Food Bank has a Veteran's Food Pantry on our campus...and the line wraps around the building and into the parking lot. Veterans from the Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War, Afghanistan. All ages. Male and female.So many have debilitating health problems and disabilities related to their service. Our Veteran's Program provides healthy food, referrals for services and a safe place to talk with their own. Our veterans deserve everything we can provide and more. They took care of us, now it's our turn to take care of them.
Budget $20,500
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Adults People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success
Maintain the pantry located on All Faiths Food Bank campus
Collect client information with CIMS 
Long Term Success
Additional pantries in central and south county
Additional partner agencies provide/refer for servcies 
Program Success Monitoring
Inventory software measuring type and amount of product, number of people served
Satisfaction survey 
Program Success Examples Partner agenices Goodwill and JFCS attend the pantry to assess and refer clients.
Description At All Faiths Food Bank, we call it the silent tsunami - the tens of thousands of people who are aging out of the workforce. Many do not have sufficient resources to access or prepare food. They lack transportation, have functional limitations or health problems. All Faiths Food Bank Senior Food Program provides nutritious, heart-healthy food to a most vulnerable population.
Budget $90,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens At-Risk Populations People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success
Maintain 8 current sites including Sprout produce drop
Long Term Success This is an area that needs additional strength and capacity building
Program Success Monitoring Inventory software measuring type and amount of food, number of distributions, number of people served.
Program Success Examples We provide pre-packed boxes of heart-healthy, diet appropriate food at 8 locations. We also have Sprout produce distribution at 2 of those locations.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Sandra Frank JD
CEO Term Start Mar 2012
CEO/Executive Director Email

Sandra J. Frank, JD is the CEO of All Faiths Food Bank. She joined the Food Bank in March 2012, bringing a deep passion for the mission, and an extensive background in board governance, nonprofit management, development, and programming. For 20 years, Sandra Frank has been on the front line, advocating for those in greatest need and providing effective, community-based services.  An attorney by training, Sandra is also an accomplished non-profit professional and published author on systems change and translational research.

Sandra started her professional career as the attorney with the Medicaid program. Entering private practice, she represented hospitals, nursing homes and health maintenance organizations in regulatory issues and governmental affairs. She later served as a gubernatorial appointee and spearheaded the statewide initiative on access to health care. She has held leadership positions with national and international health and human service organizations. Her work on systems change and translational research has been published in collaboration with Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins.

Sandra holds a Juris Doctorate, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wayne State University. She obtained the Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and a Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Denise Cotler Sr. Director of Development
John Livingston Chief Operations Officer
Susan Michelson Brown Chief Administrative Officer
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 39
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 80
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 3
Volunteers 3100
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
As the only Food Bank serving Sarasota and DeSoto County, we collaborate with 184 agencies and programs to distribute 8 million pounds of food. Perhaps the most significant collaborations relate to the Campaign Against Summer Hunger. Since the start of the Campaign in 2014, we've learned that if we want to feed kids over the summer we need to go where they congregate. Last year, our summer food program partnered with 140 different entities: Sarasota and DeSoto School District, Sarasota Library System, Early Learning Coalition, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, faith based organizations and many more. Together, we provided 2 million meals and fed 27,000 kids. 
We have longstanding collaborations with  large national and regional retailers to receive tons of food. We partner with organizations, communities, and individuals on food drives. Our largest single day collaboration is the US Postal Service Letter Carriers Food Drive.

We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hungry relief charity and are a member of the Florida Association of Food Banks. We collaborate with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for USDA commodities. As a member of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association, we connect with all State and County emergency management personnel.

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
America's Second Harvest - Affiliate
Feeding America
Florida Association of Food Banks
Florida Public Relations Association
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Fresh From Florida
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce2010
Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council
Sertoma International
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Nonprofit of the Year FinalistGreater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce2015
Compliance Audit: Scored 24 of 24Feeding America2015
Scored Audit: SuperiorAmerican Institute of Baking2016
Risk Management Provisions
Directors and Officers Policy
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Computer Equipment and Software
Disability Insurance
Fiduciary Liability
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Risk Management Provisions
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Management Comments by Organization
Our most significant challenge - and opportunity - is the size of our facility and cooler/freezer. In 2017, we will be expanding both. With a large gift from a local developer and through the generosity of our donors, we plan to double the size of the food bank warehouse. 
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Document Retention
Board Chair
Board Chair Tom Ryan
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Tom Bernstein Retired
Barbara Brizdle Retired - IT industry
Judy Cahn Retired
Paul Cantor Allegiant Private Advisors
Edie Chaifetz Retired
Tomas Dinverno Tuttle Elementary School
Jack Higgins Retired - IBM CFO
Arnold Hoffman Retired
Susan A Jones Jones Chemicals
Nelle Miller BizTank
Keith Monda Retired - President/COO Coach, Inc.
Hal Munter Retired
Tom Ryan Retired - Quaker/Pepsico
Midge Stulberg Development Officer - Ohio State University
Neal Vorchheimer Unilever
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 9
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 68
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Governance Comments by Organization
  • Our new Strategic Framework has been updated with specific measurable targets which have been incorporated into staff work plans. 
  • The new mission statement is compelling and memorable.
  • New initiatives include Enterprise Risk Management - a new concept for food banks. 
  • Challenges relate to maintaining the distinction between governance and management roles.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2018
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $19,121,500.00
Projected Expenses $18,360,950.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose To expand the current facility to include 4,000sf in freezer/cooler, pave the parking lot and add loading docks.
Campaign Goal $3,300,000.00
Campaign Dates July 2015 to June 2017
Amount Raised To Date 3238000 as of May 2017
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$246,785$283,334$233,038
Individual Contributions$6,209,635$16,881,554$14,518,563
Investment Income, Net of Losses$162,765$2,598$2,192
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$331,667$284,224$216,473
Revenue In-Kind$12,289,019$11,825,682$10,328,524
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$15,814,325$14,619,045$13,652,741
Administration Expense$415,245$339,046$349,777
Fundraising Expense$916,112$915,184$797,783
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.151.131.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%92%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%5%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$13,245,102$10,657,645$8,746,149
Current Assets$6,572,424$4,166,381$2,725,053
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$202,391$183,643$213,744
Total Net Assets$13,042,711$10,474,002$8,532,405
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIn-Kind Contributions $12,289,019Contributions, gifts, grants $16,881,554Contributions, gifts, grants $14,518,563
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $6,209,635Fundraising $284,224Government Grants - Unspecified $233,038
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMaintenance Fee and Food Cost Recovery $272,878Shared Maintenance Fees $199,163Shared Maintenance Fees $198,010
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $100,001 - $125,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities32.4722.6912.75
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Please note that financials include the value of donated food.  In late 2015, began a campus expansion campaign.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990 and audit documents.  990s and audits for 2009 - 2011 do not reconcile; however the Federal tax returns for 2012 and 2013 reconcile to the audited financial statements.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support, as reported on Form 990.  Donated services and facilities are not included in total revenue on the IRS Form 990. The value of in-kind donations is included in total revenue and support on the audited financial statements. Financial information for 2016 taken solely from the audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit All Faiths Food Bank, Inc.
Address 8171 Blaikie Court
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone 941 379-6333