Yummy Stuff Club, Inc d/b/a The Children's Healthy Pantry
1809 Loma Linda
Sarasota, FL 34239-2206
To provide healthy food and water for children served by CHP attending Title One schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties, who would not have enough nourishment during the school day. (Food is distributed to children as determined by school staff.)
CEO/Executive Director Susan Morin
Board Chair Ms. Joyce McCoy
Board Chair Affiliation Retired Businesswoman
General Info
Organization DBA
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2005
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2017
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Determination LetterView
Impact Statement
Our largest challenge is raising the funds necessary to supply sufficient healthy nourishment to all children in Sarasota County in need of additional food during the school day.  Our goal is to increase the nourishment to the schools we currently serve in order to provide food to more children in need.  
For the 2015/2016 school year, we supplied nine pantries.  We are opening our tenth pantry for the 2016/2017 school year.
We participated in the Giving Challenge, held several fundraising events and have recently received a matching grant for up to $10,000.  
We need to grow our volunteer base and actively recruit more people to participate on our committees.
Children's Healthy Pantry provided 164,000 healthy food snacks during the 2015/2016 school year.  Active in 9 Title I schools, the pantries make available healthy food and bottled water to hungry children. We have increased the volume of healthy food provided each year.
We have received a number of grants from local foundations and are continuing to seek further grants for the upcoming school year. Several churches and other organizations have held granola bar drives for the Pantries.
We have increased our "brand" recognition which has resulted in increased support from a variety of sources.
Needs Statement
1. Money for more pantries to serve more children.  It currently costs an average of $4,200 per school per year.   In order to fully serve our existing schools, we will need to continue to increase our fundraising activities significantly.  
2. We are involved in community outreach, informing key personnel and the general public about the Children's Healthy Pantry.  We are looking for opportunities to speak with educators, and children about healthy eating.  
3.  We need volunteers to do guide us with public relations, social media, website design, and communications.  We are always searching for board members or members of our advisory board who could enhance and develop the CHPS program.
4. We have talented and dedicated individuals on our board; it has been a process to find willing volunteers who are committed to the goals of YSC.  We need to further foster the education of the board and hold a board retreat this coming year.  Our advisory board has begun to develop and we will continue working in this area.
Background Statement
Over 20,000 children in Sarasota do not have enough food to eat on a daily basis. The Children's Healthy Pantry supplies additional healthy nourishment to children most at risk of hunger during the school day.
-The Children's Healthy Pantry operated in 9 schools in2015/2016 and will expand to ten schools in 2016/2017; we want to expand this program to include all the Title I schools in Sarasota county. The pantries are stocked monthly with water and healthy nourishments for children who are hungry in school. Each school determines when and how to best distribute the healthy food nourishments supplied by the Children's Healthy Pantry.
Additionally, fresh fruit is donated weekly by Detweilers and delivered to two schools. Einstein Bagels also contributes a weekly donation to a third school. We want to increase our donations and serve more schools.
Yummy Buddy Activity Book reinforces the YSC goals. Written in English and Spanish, the book helps children learn to eat smart to be smart. We want to make this book available to children everywhere...in schools, in doctors' and dentists' offices, etc. Aimed at early readers, the book can be an activity in school or at home; the message is simple and the activities are fun.
Yummy Stuff Club, Inc. (YSC) was established in 2004 to help children and their parents develop everyday habits of healthy eating.  This mission is carried forward by classroom instruction and interaction with students in a school or after-school setting.  Our executive directive, Susan Morin, has spoken to teachers, parents and students in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Yummy Buddy's Activity Book was developed as a tool to help students, teachers and parents learn about healthy  eating.  The book is bi-lingual, with facing pages in English and Spanish.  Written by a group including teachers, parents, social workers and nutritionist, the book promotes learning in a fun, engaging manner.  The book was updated in 2014. 
The Children's Healthy Pantry came to fruition in 2010 with one school, Booker Middle School, when our Executive Director, Susan Morin was tutoring a child who couldn't concentrate.  The child told Susan she was hungry.  Moved by this child's story, Morin began researching childhood hunger and its effects on learning, concentration and behavior.  She realized students needed not just snacks, but healthy snacks.  Many of the children in Title I schools are food insecure and so Morin decided to focus her attention on addressing the problem in these schools.  The program grew from one school to three to the eight schools served today.   The snacks and water are dispensed during and after the school day to students who have either been identified by the teacher or school administrator as children who are hungry or food insecure.
Prior to securing its 501(c)3 status, YSC established a relationship with Jewish Family & Child Services, who acted as the fudiciary agent for YSC.  YSC has developed strong relations with many community organizations including Glasser Schoenbaum, JCFS, Community Foundation, UNIFI, the Elks of Sarasota County, several Rotary chapters, Temple Beth Israel, the 21st Century Grant program for Sarasoa County, 9 individual schools and a number of businesses including Detweilers and Einstein Bagels.
Additionally, last year drivers from the Salvation Army delivered the water and food to the schools.  This partnership is a major improvement from last year when we relied on individual  committee members to deliver the food to the schools.  We are currently working with additional organizations to provide food delivery.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments
We currently serve eight Title I schools in Sarasota County and one charter school, The Visible Men Academy, also a Title I school in Manatee County. Visible Men serves students from both counties.  For the 2016/2017 academic year, CHPS will be adding a tenth school in Sarasota County.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Our greatest success is increasing the number of children served at each school. When we surveyed our nine schools at the end of the year, the feedback we received was that they greatly appreciated the healthy nutrition, but wanted to serve more children. The board is currently working on additional fundraising efforts in order to increase the number of students receiving food at the existing 9 schools.
Last year we increased the food deliveries to a number of schools.  This year we will be increasing the number of schools served.    Our goal is to  be able to fully serve all students at risk of hunger in Title I schools.
Our major challenge continues to be securing the funding to allow us to serve more children. We have had several small fundraising events over the past 12 months and our second major fundraising event will be in October. 
We need to increase our visibility in the community, our presence on social media and reach out to potential donors. We need to continue to explore sources of grants.
Florida ranks 5th in the country for Food Insecurity. Over 1,000,000 Florida children under the age of 18 do not know where or when they will next have food. There are over 1,000 children in Sarasota who do not have enough food to eat on a daily basis.
These children are often unable to concentrate and focus on studies. Their behavior may be disruptive because they lack enough nutrition on a daily basis.
The Children's Healthy Pantry was initiated in 2010 to address childhood hunger in schools in Sarasota.
Yummy Stuff Club and the Children's Healthy Pantry serve 9 Title I Schools. (Title I Schools educate a high percentage of at-risk, low-income children.) There are 18 schools in Sarasota County alone where a pantry is needed.
A unique characteristic of Children's Healthy Pantry is that all the food provided is healthy, low in sugar and high in nutritutional value. Instead of sugar loaded juices, the children receive bottled water.
YSC is the only group serving children in Title I schools during the week.
The cost of a panrty is currently $4,200 per year as all the food is purchased in bulk at the lowest prices available.
We have a dedicated, hard working board. We are developed an advisory board which includes a doctor, educators and a nutritionist. We are working to raise money and increase our presence in the community.
Our goal is to combat childhood hunger, teach children about healthy eating and nutrition and in doing so reduce childhood obesity and related disease. We want to spread a message of "Eat Smart to Be Smart" to children and their families in all of Sarasota and Manatee Counties in hope that thousands of children can be guided to better learning and healthy successful lives.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
I am the founder of the Children's Healthy Pantry.  The difficulty is when you realize how many children go hungry in our area and every time I think about it, it makes me very sad and very dedicated to doing what we can do to reduce or eliminate this problem.  And with all programs like this, the key is money.  This is a constant and ongoing effort, but one that is well worth it.

1. The Children's Healthy Pantry provided 164,000 healthy food items in nine Title I schools.  Healthy food (such as individual granola bars and bottled water) are delivered to the schools once a month. 

Our goal is to have a Children's Healthy Pantry in every Title I school that would like to have a pantry and to fully serve all children in need in each of those schools.  
Success is measured by teacher and school administration reports.
Each school decides how, when and how often to distribute the food to students. At one school, the pantries are set up in individual classrooms; in another, there is an organized distribution of snacks as children board the buses.  The children who have the snacks receive additional food and supplement their diets in a healthy manner.
Budget $66,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations Other Economic Level
Short Term Success
We are not in a position to do pre- or post-testing of children's learning.  We do not ask the schools we serve to single out the hungry children, the at-risk students who arrive late or who go home to a house where there may be no dinner.  We rely on the anecdotal information from teachers, principals and school counselors who report that having a pantry in school allows them to help individual students who are hungry, distracted or tired in school.  The program is application is not administered in the same manner in each school, so it is difficult to put a quantitative indicator of success. 
Research has shown that "adequate nutrition helps children and youth concentrate in class, improves their memory and overall behavior, and leads to better health and fewer visits to the doctor." Generations United nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive 2012, reported in the executive summary. 
Long Term Success
Our motto, "Eat Smart to be Smart" teaches children to make healthy choices.  By providing healthy food to children at risk, we are increasing their chances of academic success.  The ultimate goal is that no child is hungry in school.  We provide food for food insecure children. 
The children in Title I schools are considered at risk.  They need additional support to enable them to succeed in school.  It is our goal to increase their chances of success by addressing one aspect of their learning environment. 
We expect children to improve their attention to school tasks and performance.  Since there are many factors that affect test scores and learning, we cannot predict an increase in FCAT scores.  We do know that children who are hungry have greater academic difficulty and achieve less success in school.
Program Success Monitoring
From Mary Schmidt, Booker Middle School, Susan Morin "makes sure that our students have a well stocked Healthy Pantry for our students to use when hungry and she personally delivers donated fruit to our school every Tuesday.  The food that she brings is utilized constantly for students school wide.  Our school low socioeconomic population often leads to poor nutrition in the home as well as hunger...her assistance helps promote school achievement and builds character.  Her generosity helps to make our school fell like we are part of a caring community.  Our students, staff and administration are greatly appreciative of her generosity and volunteered efforts." 
Program Success Examples
  1. In a May 7, 2013 letter, Brentwood Elementary School Principal John Weida shared this comment:  The snacks are greatly appreciated! Many of my students are hungry throughout the day and the snacks are a good boost for them mentally and physically. Students are so much more willing to learn when their basic needs are met."
  2. April 26, 2013, Peggy Ohman, school Counselor at Gocio Elementary wrote: "The healthy snacks delivered directly to our school, on a regular basis have made such a difference for our students. Teachers now have a healthy snack for the students that may come to school late and hungry...Gocio is a Title I school that serves a population where 80% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunches. The healthy snack from the pantry makes a difference in many students' learning here at Gocio."
We continue to get these types of letters from the teacher and administrators in the schools we serve.
Program Comments by Organization
Our challenges are immense.  These include name recognition in the community.  This is important because with name recognition and an understanding of what we are doing, we believe we will be able to increase our fundraising efforts and thus increase the number of students we will be able to serve.  
We have received letters and phone calls from every school we currently serve telling us how important this program is to their school. 
Brentwood Elementary wrote that many of their students are hungry throughout the day, "and the snack are a good boost for them mentally and physically."  Principal John Weida went on to write that "[s]tudents are so much more willing to learn when their basic needs are met.."   Gocio Elementary wrote that "students often come to school hungry, and consequently, they are ill equipped to focus on learning.  Your excellent program has already helped many of our students to be more successful in class..." 
The letters from all of the schools are similar.  As Board members, these letters tug at our hearts and spur us on to continue our program.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Susan Morin
CEO Term Start 2010
CEO/Executive Director Email smorin2016@gmail.com
Experience Susan Morin founded the Children's Healthy Pantry. 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 1
Volunteers 20
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Yummy Stuff Club has collaborated with Jewish Family & Children's Services and with Community Foundation. 
YSC has a wonderful relationship with Detweilers, who has donated 400 pieces of fresh fruit weekly to the Children's Healthy Pantry for 6 years.  We also have received weekly donations for 3 years from Einstein Bagels on Tamiami Trail.
The local Elks Club provided volunteer drivers for two years; we have received generous donations from the Rotary Clubs in Sarasota.  UNIFI, the food supplier, provided YSC with volunteer drivers since the inception of the program.  These volunteers made deliveries of all the staples to the schools each month.  We also had a partnership with the Salvation Army for monthly food and water delivery.
We have a working collaboration with the 21st Century Schools,  addressing the needs of the students in the Title I schools.
We have a solid collaboration with the Sarasota County schools and are developing efforts with charter schools as well. 
We have a collaboration with Easter Seals and a number of local churches and synagogues. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Rotary Club of Sarasota2012
Citizen of the yearThe Elks Club South 24952012
Certificate of AppreciationJFCS2011
Partners in Education Outstanding Business PartnerPALS -2013
Certificate of RecognitionSchool Board of Sarasota County2012
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2013
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
Management Comments by Organization
Child hunger is a major issue in our area. The school counselor at Gocio Elementary wrote us recently telling us how important this program was to her school.  She stated that "teachers now have a healthy snack for the students that may come to school late and hungry."  She further wrote that in addition to a late breakfast snack, "many teachers report many students are not able to bring a snack for a scheduled morning or afternoon snack time" and our snacks are used then as well.
Serving only seven schools is just a beginning, we hope to serve every Title I school in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  We have also been touch with other school districts outside our area to discuss how we have set up our programs.  We hope to be able to provide guidance for any school in the United States who wants to set up a healthy snack program.
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
This is an area we need to develop.  We redesigned our website this year to include video and animation.  An identified need is for a board or advisory board member to work on our social media and public relations campaign.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Joyce McCoy
Company Affiliation Retired Businesswoman
Board Term Sept 2016 to Sept 2018
Board Chair Email joy4138@yahoo.com
Board Members
Board Members
Allen Brown retired
Ms. Sharon Burde Retired Mediator
Mr. Barton Lowther Merrill Lynch
Ms. Joyce McCoy Community Volunteer,
Ms. Jackie Taxdal Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh
Karin Weichlein Volunteer Coordinator
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 86
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 77
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 23
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Governance Comments by Organization
We are continuing to work on Board development - looking further diversity our Board and expand our Advisory Board. We added new members throughout the year and have continued.  Our advisory board members serve in a variety of ways, including help with social media and consulting on school matters.  
We have a very tight budget and are developing a brand.
We have limited success with social media and reaching a "younger" audience.  We did expand our website this year adding video and photos as well as activities for children and their parents.  Our executive director has been doing all the work on Yummy Stuff Club for nearly ten years.  She is passionate about the mission of YSC and dedicated to serving the children of Sarasota county.  She is also an inspiration to the board.  
In the past year, we expanded our program to include a pantry at Tuttle Elementary School. We increased the number of healthy snacks and water provided at each school so that more children can receive the benefits of the program.  In the future, we would like to add additional schools to the program, but continue to believe it is more important to increase the number of snacks needed at the existing schools we serve.  In addition to our Board, YSC also has a seven person Advisory Board made up of the following individuals:
LaShawn Houston, Joyce Rosenberg, Nancy Cohen, Rebecca Kloss (R.D., P.T., Dr. Lou Siegel, Dedra Reed, Jerry Jackson).  This group includes 1 African American, 6 Caucasians, 5 females and 2 males.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
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$47,229$17,870$0
Administration Expense$7,915$4,050$1,329
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.742.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%82%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$17,872$17,898$1,591
Current Assets$17,872$17,898$1,591
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$138$0$0
Total Net Assets$17,734$17,898$1,591
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $43,805Contributions, gifts, grants $39,943Contributions, gifts, grants $2,920
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $11,1750 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities129.51----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
We have been successful in raising sufficient funds from our Board and private donors to serve 9 schools for the 2015/2016 school year.  This will be increased to ten schools in 2016/2017.
Our greatest accomplishment this year is to have increased the number of snacks delivered daily to students.  Last year we contributed healthy snacks and water to 400 students.  We decided to meet the needs of the children at the schools we serve, rather than increase the number of schools served.
We plan to add additional schools, but decided our mission was to provide snacks to as many children as possible in our selected schools.
We are proud of our association with the Salvation Army; they will be delivering the snacks to the schools for us this year for a nominal fee.  In the past, volunteers from UNFI delivered the food and water; when this became obfuscated in insurance details, we relied on volunteers. There was a monthly challenge to find volunteers with large cars/trucks and became a logistical challenge.
We held our first major fundraising event; this was a modest financial success.  It did yield good publicity and exposure to the Children's Healthy Pantry, but was an incredible amount of work for a September event, when several of our board members were away from Sarasota. 
We need to grow the number of volunteers working with CHP and increase the public knowledge of childhood hunger in our area.  We would like to have a pantry in each school in Sarasota and Manatee Counties and be able to serve all of the children who could benefit from this program. 
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990-EZ.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Yummy Stuff Club, Inc d/b/a The Children's Healthy Pantry
Address 1809 Loma Linda
Sarasota,, FL 2206
Phone 941 350-0080