North Port Meals on Wheels Inc.
NORTH PORT FL 34287-1647
The mission of North Port Meals on Wheels is to deliver one nutritional meal per day to our residents who are unable to prepare a nutritional daily meal  for themselves regardless of age or financial status. 



CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Sharma Bachan
Board Chair Affiliation Florida Community Bank
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2007
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2015
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $95,232.00
Projected Expenses $84,794.00
IRS Letter of Determination
501c3 LetterView
Impact Statement
1. To feed up to 75 clients per day/6 days per week/52 weeks per year, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.
2. To continue receiving private funding for our program instead of government funding which allows us to have more flexibility in serving our residents.
3. To continue maintaining 100% volunteer based organization as this allows all funds donated is invested back into the program.
4. Without North Port Meals on Wheels approximately 80% of our clientele with not have a daily hot nutritious meal.
1. To have the ability to secure our independent facility so that North Port Meals on Wheels can serve unlimited residents thus increasing the number of meals served from 75 to an unlimited number.
2. Have additional funds to increase market penetration thus allowing us to serve more residents.
3. To have sufficient capital to operate our program at a different location in the event of a natural disaster.
Needs Statement
1. Independent facility - cost not known
2. Replacing our 2 aging stoves, approximately $ 1700.00.
3. To have enough capital so that our cost to the residents are minimal.
4. Difficulty finding volunteers.
5. Difficulty finding residents to serve on the Board 
Background Statement
North Port Meals on Wheels is a 501c3 non-profit organization. It was established in the city of North Port Florida in 1971. The corporation is managed by an Executive Board and a Board of Directors. North port Meals on Wheels currently rents approximately 150 square foot kitchen space at Trinity United Methodist Church at an annual cost of $5,000.00.
North Port Meals on Wheels is 100% volunteer based organization and our volunteers are an integral part of our programs's success. It is comprised of the Board of Directors; Delivery Drivers; Kitchen Cooks/Helpers and substitute Drivers, etc. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments Entire City of North Port
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
There are many challenges that faces our program from lack of funds to our current kitchen accommodations. Unfortunately, we have had to cap our program to 75 prepared meals per day as our current space does not allow us to prepare more than 75 meals per day. Our kitchen is approximately 150 square feet  which houses 2 commercial freezers; 2 stoves; a deep sink; 2 storage cabinets and a table. As a result there is minimal space for the cooks to operate in. The only solution is to be able to afford an independent facility and that's the primary reason we are proactively seeking funding to accomplish this. The Board Members are constantly seeking financial assistance from the community to solve our current kitchen accommodations. We have started a building fund for the purpose of securing our own facility, currently we have $5,000.00 in our building fund. As you can see we have a long way to go.
On a personal note, I have been involved with North Port Meals on Wheels since December 2009 first as Vice President and now President. I am very passionate about Meals on Wheels for various reasons but I'll mention a couple of them. First, it's the right thing to do to get involved in you community and help our neighbors especially when there is a great need and second, I am of humble beginnings, came to the United States from Trinidad at 18 years of age with whatever money my mother was able to raise. I know what it's like to be hungry, there are many days I was hungry, I know how it feels when you are hungry and it's not nice. Today, I am in a position to help and I never forget where I came from and if I can make a difference in another person life then I will do it and that just a couple of reason why I am involved with Meals on Wheels.  
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
North Port Meals on Wheels, Inc is very fortunate and blessed to have over 100 volunteers that are not paid that runs our program. North Port Meals on Wheels do not receive any government assistance as a result we are able to operate without any government rules and regulations. This allows us to focus on our clients and implement changes to the benefit of the residents that rely on our service. There are no paid employees in our program, therefore, 100% of funds raised is invested back into the program. 
Without government funding we do not have to be concerned with any restrictions that usually comes with government funding programs. As a result we can feed anyone regardless of age or any other type of critreia. North Port Meals on wheels is dual purpose first, we provide meals to North Port residents who normally will not be able to receive meals and second, our drivers on many occasions have had to either call for medical assistance or complete minor chores as requested by the recepient that would normally be left undone if they had no visitors. North Port Meals on Wheels charges a nominal fee of $ 3.75 for each meal which partially offsets the expense of preparing and delivering the meal. Our By-Laws states that no one is ever turned away for meals and no one ever is.
North Port Meals on Wheels Inc. prepares and delivers one hot nutritional meals to the residents of North Port who for whatever reason cannot prepare meals for themselves. Meals are delivered 6 days per week/52 weeks per year including Christmas and Thanksgiving. Our program comprises of all volunteers including the Board of Directors.
Budget $65,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Meal Distribution
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled At-Risk Populations Families
Short Term Success
Our clients will continue to be fed and visited at least once per day in the comfort and convenience of their home.
Long Term Success
The individuals that receives our meals will continue to receive a nutritional meal daily to maintain a healthy diet and at the same time continue to live independently. If North Port Meals on Wheels did not deliver meals to our clients approximately 80% of our clients will not be able to eat. Also, our clients will have a visitor at least once per day.
Program Success Monitoring
The Client Coordinator visits our clientele on a semi-annual basis to monitor their needs.
Program Success Examples
Our program continues to deliver approximately 65 to 75 meals per day/6 day per week/52 weeks per year. We charge a nominal fee of $3.75 to offset the the expense of preparing and delivering the meals, in some cases we have had to waive that fee because its a choice of either the client eating or purchasing medication. As a result we have increase our gratis clients from 8 to 15 in the past 18 months. So there is a huge need in North Port for the continued success of North Port Meals On Wheels program.
Program Comments by Organization
Some of the challenges we face in our program are rising food costs; during season a lack of volunteers; small kitchen which limits the number of meals we prepare.
The board is constantly networking with city residents asking for donations or financial assistance. The Community Outreach Coordinator, Jerry Bennett attends various fairs to recruit volunteers for our program and we have started a building fund which currently has $ 5,000.00.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 100
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Sharma Bachan
Company Affiliation Florida Community Bank
Board Term Jan 2011 to Dec 2020
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Bernard Agnew Retired/Community Volunteer
Sharma Bachan Florida Community Bank
Jerry Bennett Retired/Community Volunteer
Joan Cain Retired/Community Volunteer
Nancy Crocker Retired/Executive Board Member
Zera C Leiby Retired
Cecelia Loughman Retired/Community Volunteer
Carol Nalepa Retired/Community Volunteer
Geri Prohaska Retired/Executive Board Member
Theodora Repose Retired
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 8
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 81
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 30
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2015
Projected Revenue $95,232.00
Projected Expenses $84,794.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal $0.00
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$59,980$42,884$68,098
Administration Expense$4,565$15,140$0
Fundraising Expense$0$89$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.321.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%74%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$68,584$65,087$46,470
Current Assets$61,950$62,720$43,067
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$68,584$65,087$46,470
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $45,436Client Payments for Meals $45,067Program service revenue $52,325
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $21,950Contributions, gifts, grants $27,982Contributions, gifts, grants $22,055
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $558Fundraising $3,144Fundraising $435
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Due to the expense involved a complete audit was not done however an Audit Review was completed for the period ending 2012. We will complete another Audit Review in 2015 for the year ending 2014.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990-EZ for years 2010, 2011 and 2013 and from the audit document for 2012.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.