VOLUNTEERS IMPROVING NEIGHBORHOOD ENVIRONMENTS INC
PO Box 3104, Binghamton, NY 139023104 www.vinesgardens.org

Total Revenue
$327,774
Total Expenses
$261,344
Net Assets
$220,769

Organizations Filed Purposes: The organization is committed to developing a sustainable and just community food system. The organization does this by bringing together diverse groups of people, with a focus on youth development, to establish community gardens, urban agriculture and community green spaces. The organization strives to develop and beautify urban sites and empower community members of all ages and abilities.

Urban Farm & Youth Program: The organization's urban farm program provides healthy and affordable food to local residents and combats the pervasiveness of urban blight in the downtown region. The urban farm enjoys healthy partnerships with local restaurants and organizations to support its programming. The urban farm produce is available for sale through VINES Farm Share program. A portion of the produce is purchased and used by several local restaurants and another portion is donated to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW), which distributes the produce to local food pantries and families in need. As part of this program VINES manages growing space in the Town of Conklin for CHOW, on which VINES grows food for both VINES' & CHOW's programs. In addition, VINES runs a Grow Binghamton Youth Program, which is a six week summer youth employment program designed for youth, ages fourteen to twenty one, to build life skills while growing food for the community.

Community Gardens: The organization currently has fourteen community gardens, twelve located in the City of Binghamton, one located in the Village of Johnson City, and one located in Endwell. At a community garden, individuals can rent a raised garden bed for their own use for a yearly fee. The garden bed comes built and ready for planting with fertile soil and on-site water as well as access to compost, water and seeds.

Farm Share: The organization works with local farms to help individuals eat produce that is harvested in the area through a weekly subscription to a box of produce. As part of the program, the organization offers different size subscriptions, income based discounts, flexible payment plans, and provides weekly education to subscribers. As a result of the discounts offered and the additional contributions and grants received to support the program, the organization shows a loss on the sale of the produce but receives sufficient support for the program to cover the loss.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Amelia LodolceExecutive Dir.40$45,923
Shelbi DubordSecretary1$0
Walter SampsonBoard Member1$0
Christopher CaroompasTreasurer1$0
Jessica DillenbeckBoard Member1$0
Heather CornellBoard Member1$0
Jon YergerBoard Member1$0
Gail KovacBoard Member1$0
Constance BarnesBoard Member1$0
Matthew ConlonBoard Member2$0
Christopher AllinVice Chair2$0
David LevensonChairman4$0
Amy ShapiroBoard Member2$0

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