Yummy Stuff Club, Inc d/b/a The Children's Healthy Pantry
1809 Loma Linda Street
Sarasota FL 34239-2206
The mission of Children's Healthy Pantry is to ensure that children have enough food to eat during the school day. CHP also provides bottled water. The ultimate mission is to ensure that the children in our community are well-nourished. The schools we serve are Title I schools.
CEO/Executive Director Susan Morin
Board Chair Rabbi Jonathan Katz
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Yummy Stuff Club, Inc. d/b/a The Children's Healthy Pantry
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2005
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2018
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Determination LetterView
Impact Statement
The Children's Healthy Pantry opened its 11th Pantry this year. our monthly delivery is now up to 24,000 granola bars and 5,500 bottles of water each month during the school year.
We formed a partnership with the fire department of Sarasota. Firemen, on their day off, did our deliveries.This is such a wonderful community partnership.
Children's Healthy Pantry collaborated with Easter Seals. Some of the young adult students were driven to the Save-A-Lot grocery store where they helped load snacks necessary for a school delivery. This is a relationship that continues to be a win-win.
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 $6,000 per school per year. In order to fully serve our existing schools, we will need to continue to increase our fundraising activities significantly; to serve all additional schools we need $25,000.
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 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 CHP. 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.
 5. We need $15,000 for a grant writer.
Background Statement
Over 20,000 children in Sarasota County 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 nine schools in 2015-2016 and will expand to 10 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.
Bagels are donated once a week and delivered by a volunteer. We want to increase our donations and serve more schools.
Yummy Buddy Activity Book reinforces 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 bilingual, with facing pages in English and Spanish.  Written by a group including teachers, parents, social workers, and a 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 fiduciary agent for YSC.  YSC has developed strong relations with many community organizations including Glasser Schoenbaum, JCFS, Community Foundation, UNIFIL, the Elks of Sarasota County, several Rotary Clubs, Temple Beth Israel, the 21st Century Grant program for Sarasota County, nine 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 help provide food delivery.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments
We currently serve eleven 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, CHP will be adding a twelfth 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 nine 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 nutritional value. Instead of sugar loaded juices, the children receive bottled water.

The Children's Healthy Pantry is the only group serving children in Title I schools during the week.

The cost of a pantry 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 have 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.

The Children's Healthy Pantry provided 224,000 healthy food items in eleven 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.  

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 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's 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
Children improve their attention to school tasks and performance. The ultimate goal is that no child is hungry in school, and this increases their chances of academic success by addressing one aspect of their learning environment. Our motto, "Eat Smart to be Smart" teaches children to make healthy choices.
Program Success Monitoring
Success is measured by teacher and school administration reports.
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 feel like we are part of a caring community.  Our students, staff and administration are greatly appreciative of her generosity and volunteer 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 is 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..." Dr. Barbara Shirley Principal of Alta Vista Elementary School writes as an administrator, "I appreciate your generous outreach and donation as it provides us with an opportunity to offer a program that has a direct impact on the basic survival need of our families. The Children's Healthy Pantry's involvement with Alta Vista helps minimize hardships of families by providing nutritious snacks, preventing hunger and supporting our comprehensive programs that foster positive attitudes and involvement in education. Your generosity and support in reaching out to help those less fortunate provide our families with a spark of hope and joy! We greatly appreciate your generosity and gifts to our students, families, and school".
From Tuttle Elementary School....Joanne Mainberger, school counselor states " It is my privilege to recommend Children's Healthy Pantry. I have had the pleasure of working with them for three school years. Children's Healthy Pantry program serves a big need for our school. We are so grateful they fund our school with water and healthy snacks for our students."
Glenallen Elementary School... Lauren Morales school counselor writes, " Thank you for all you do for our students". 
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 Mar 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
CHP has collaborated with Jewish Family & Children's Services and with Community Foundation. 
CHP has had a wonderful relationship with Detweilers, who has donated 400 pieces of fresh fruit weekly to the Children's Healthy Pantry for six years. We also have received weekly donations for three 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. 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. 
The benevolent Fire Fighter of Sarasota volunteer to deliver to our schools monthly along with volunteers from Pine Shores Presbyterian
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
Certificate o AppreciationESL2017
Certificate of AppreciationESL2016
President's AwardNAACP2016
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 Aug 2017
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 eleven schools is just a beginning. We hope to serve every Title I school in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. We have also been in 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 Rabbi Jonathan Katz
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Mar 2018 to Feb 2020
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Conor Andrich Student
Ms Carolyn Blum Community Volunteer
Joe Bornstein MrCommunity volunteer
Debbie Bury Community Volunteer
Nancy Cohen Community volunteer
Mrs. Laurie Cruley Community Volunteer
Phil Gorelick Community Volunteer
Mr. Jack Haley Community Outreach
Rabbi Jonathon Katz Chaplain for JFCS
Ms Susan Morin Executive Director
Ben Petro Community Volunteer
Ms. Jackie Taxdal Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh
Ms Carol-Ann Warr Michael Saunders and Co
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 88
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 86
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 14
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 to diversify 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.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month July
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year End Month June
Fiscal Year End Day 30
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $90,000.00
Projected Expenses $90,000.00
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 Year201720162015
Program Expense$69,596$62,814$47,229
Administration Expense$13,316$6,580$7,915
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.931.581.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%91%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$53,325$58,318$17,872
Current Assets$53,325$58,318$17,872
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$862$321$138
Total Net Assets$52,463$579,997$17,734
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $78,852Contributions, gifts, grants $107,065Contributions, gifts, grants $43,805
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $148Fundraising $2,566Fundraising $11,175
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Gross Profit from Sales of Inventory $200 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities61.86181.68129.51
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
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 11schools for the 2016-2017 school year. This will be increased to 12 schools in 2017-2018.
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 6,300 students.  
We are proud of our collaborative relationships throughout the community.
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 Street
Sarasota, FL 34239 2206
Phone 941 350-0080