Feeding Empty Little Tummies, Inc.
936 14th Street West
Bradenton FL 34205
Mission
To feed homeless children on weekends when they often go hungry.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No executive Director
Board Chair Mr William D. Moore
Board Chair Affiliation Director
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
0
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2011
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Sept 2017
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $45,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1.  Providing food for homeless children to have on the weekends
2.  Provide homeless children nourishment so that they are better able to focus and learn during school
3.  Increase the number of children assisted each year
4.  Continue to be a support organization for those in need in Manatee and Sarasota County, Fl.
 
 
GOALS
1.  Partner with other organizations and groups to assist the community in helping to support those who are homeless. 
2.  Raise funds through donations
3.  Collect donated food items
4.  Hold annual golf tournament with proceeds dedicated to supporting the program
5.  Increase number of children by adding elementary schools to the number we serve
6.  Partner with other organizations, clubs, and groups to raise awareness to the needs of homeless children in the community.
Needs Statement
  1. Financial donations to purchase food, for example a donation of $500 would fund milk for 160 for 3 weeks.
  2. Food containing protein (tuna, chicken, spam, vienna sausage,mac 'n cheese, peanut butter cups)
  3. Backpack donations to replenish those that are damaged or missing.. 
Background Statement
FELT Inc of Manatee (Feeding Empty Little Tummies) was conceived in 2011 when it was determined that a need existed to feed homeless children that are attending Manatee County elementary schools. There are approximately 1000 to 1600 homeless children, some of which are elementary school age living in Manatee County.  It was noted by teachers that these children were coming back to school on Monday hungry and are unable to focus on learning.  During the week the children receive adequate food through school lunch programs; however, may not have any food on the weekends.  FELT is a non-profit organization that specifically provides needed healthy food to these children to assist in their overall learning ability.  FELT only supports needy children that have been identified through the Manatee County School system's Project Heart Program.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments

FELT serves the needs of children who, with their parents, reside in Manatee County Florida.  Our focus will continue to be placed on elementary school age children who are attending one of the Manatee County elementary schools.

Service Categories
Primary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The goal of FELT is to provide nourishing food to identified homeless elementary school age children in Manatee County, FL.  There is a great need in the community as it has been determined that between 1000 and 1600 children are homeless in the county, a good number of which are elementary school age.  As FELT grows each year we will be able to add more elementary schools who have homeless children attending.  We are forward leaning in our approach to continue our solicitation and assistance efforts in keeping the organization completely volunteer with all proceeds being used to provide food for these children.  We are confident that FELT is making a difference in the community and that we are definitely providing a much need service. 
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
FELT is strictly a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers.  There are no overhead salaries and all funds collected are dedicated to feeding identified homeless children.  Volunteers donate their time and transportation to deliver the backpacks of food to various elementary schools across Manatee County.  Our current office/warehouse space, which includes utilities has been donated by Mr. Raymond Shannon, West Coast Medical Transport, located at 936 14th Street West, Bradenton, Fl.  All food items are donated or bought through donated funds that FELT receives.
Programs
Description On the last day of school each week, volunteers fill  donated  backpacks with two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners, as well as two nutritious snacks.  Then, they deliver them to schools that discreetly dispense them to the students identified by the School Board under the Project Heart Program as being homeless, foster-child situation, or a child of multiple families living under one roof. Mid-week, volunteers pick up the empty backpacks, refill them and the cycle continues throughout the school year.  FELT only provides food items during the school year. 
Budget $10,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Hunger Action
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Homeless Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success
In the short-term, all students receiving food will be able to eat over the weekend and holidays when food assistance is not available through their regular school days. Returning on Monday, students can concentrate on their daily studies because they are not hungry.
Long Term Success
In the long-term, students are able to achieve greater academic success and are less inhibited by discipline problems because they are healthier and less distracted by hunger.
Program Success Monitoring
Teachers and guidance counselors provide constant feedback on the necessity of the program and how much it positively impacts needy children in the classroom. They are thankful to have these children fed so they can better learn.
Program Success Examples
We started last year's school year (2011-12) working with 3 schools to provide food for needy children. By the end of the school year, we were serving 9 schools. This school year (2012-13), we are serving 11 schools. This current year (2013-14) we are serving children in 16 elementary schools across the county.  Our rapid growth in Manatee County signifies the success of our program and identify's the need in the commuity that FELTs is able to provide.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
As FELT grows in numbers of homeless children supported we will continue to meet the need through continued food drives and fund raiser events, sponsored by various organizations across Manatee and Sarasota Counties who have co-partnered with us.  At this point FELT has no major overhead expenditures, nor are any salaries paid.  All work and expenses are on a volunteer basis. Food items that are required purchases are paid using donated funds.  Office space and  utilities are paid by the owner of the office/warehouse we occupy.  Communication expenses that includes telephone and internet and website services are paid through donations specifically for those items by donors.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Experience


Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Mrs Jane Evers Jan 2011 - Dec
Mr. Dan E. Molter Jan 2014 - June 2014
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 35
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
We collaborate with other organizations providing food for the hungry, like Salvation Army, Manatee Food Bank, and St. Josephs Food Bank. Through these partnerships, we get donated food, bulk discounts on food, and trade larger items donated to us for smaller sized items that can go into backpacks.
 
We currently (2013-14) serve approximately 225 students in 16 elementary schools.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Multi-Media Comments by Organization None
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr William D. Moore
Company Affiliation Director
Board Term June 2014 to Jan 2017
Board Chair Email info@feltinc.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs Kimberly Bailey Community Volunteer
Mrs Karen Cox None
Mr Bill Evers Board Member
Mrs Erlene Fitzpatrick Board Member
Mr John Kunce Community Volunteer
Mrs Boni Loudon Community Volunteer
Mr William Moore Volunteer Coordinator
Mrs Pat Roberts Board Member
Mrs Diana Rutland Board Member
Ms Barbara Varnadore Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 91
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 80
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
The challenge is to be able to sustain the level of food supplies necessary to support the number of homeless children that have been identified.  Each school year consideration is given to add additional schools thus adding the number of homeless children that FELT is able to support.  The goal is to continue to grow in size and scope to support the need identified.  For instance, the first year FELT only supported three (3) schools and by the end of that second year had added six (6) more schools providing support to nine (9) schools.  This school year we started with eleven (11) and as we grow through further donations, fund and food drives, etc, we will be able to add more elementary schools.  School year 2013/14 we supported children in 16 elementary schools and expect to add schools the upcoming school year.
 
We see many opportunities to grow our capability to support these homeless children.  We constantly seek new ideas to raise the needed funding and to obtain the food items required to support the program through constantly partnering with local businesses, clubs, and groups interested in supporting philanthropic programs like FELT.  We have been very successful in gaining support for FELT in the past and are confident that will continue.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $45,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$51,257$89,692$47,287
Administration Expense$2,732$11,691$0
Fundraising Expense$0$20,000$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.561.663.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%74%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%10%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$363,030$272,994$192,481
Current Assets$361,972$271,590$192,481
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$363,030$272,994$192,481
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $137,562Contributions, gifts, grants $174,130Contributions, gifts, grants $119,861
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $464Foundation & Corporate Support $27,500Fundraising $23,145
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Investment Income $292Investment Income $203
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial information provided based on IRS Form 990 for partial fiscal year (July - December 2011).
Nonprofit Feeding Empty Little Tummies, Inc.
Address 936 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL
Phone 941 896-7870

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