GREATER BERKS FOOD BANK
117 MORGAN DRIVE, READING, PA 19608 www.berksfoodbank.org

Total Revenue
$11,188,007
Total Expenses
$11,538,852
Net Assets
$5,514,353

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE MISSION OF THE GREATER BERKS FOOD BANK (GBFB) IS TO FEED THE HUNGRY. GBFB IS A NON-PROFIT, HUNGER RELIEF ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN 1983 AND SERVES BERKS AND SCHUYLKILL COUNTIES. GBFB ACCEPTS GOVERNMENT COMMODITIES, PRODUCE, FOOD AND NON FOOD GROCERY PRODUCTS DONATED BY BOTH NATIONAL AND LOCAL FOOD MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, AS WELL AS CONCERNED COMMUNITY INDIVIDUALS WHO CONDUCT FOOD DRIVES THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF THE GBFB OPERATIONS, APPROXIMATELY 6.7 MILLION POUNDS OF GROCERY PRODUCTS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES THE FOOD IS DISTRIBUTED FREE OF CHARGE TO THOSE IN NEED.

TO FEED THE HUNGRY BY ACQUIRING AND DISTRIBUTING FOOD TO PEOPLE IN NEED

GBFB DISTRIBUTES FOOD AND GROCERY PRODUCTS THROUGH A NETWORK OF OVER 300 GRASSROOTS AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS THAT ARE EXEMPT UNDER IRS 501 (C)(3), THAT OFFER A BROAD VARIETY OF SERVICES INCLUDING HOMELESS SHELTERS, SOUP KITCHENS, FOOD CUPBOARDS, AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND DIRECT SERVICE PROGRAMS FOOD SUPPLIED BY THE GBFB PROVIDED MORE THAN 2,853,580 MEALS AT SOUP KITCHENS AND SHELTERS AN AVERAGE OF 79,511 INDIVIDUALS RECEIVED FOOD PACKAGES MONTHLY FROM A FOOD PANTRY/CUPBOARD GBFB OPERATES A WAREHOUSE AND FLEET OF DISTRIBUTION VEHICLES, AND EMPLOYS 21 INDIVIDUALS PLUS 5 TEMPORARY WORKERS.

THROUGH GBFB'S MANAGEMENT OF THE COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM, 1,560 LOW INCOME SENIOR CITIZENS LIVING IN BERKS AND SCHUYLKILL COUNTIES RECEIVE A TOTE FILLED WITH NUTRITIONAL FOOD EVERY MONTH THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS FOOD OF HIGH NUTRITIONAL VALUE AND IS A SUPPLEMENT FOR THE SENIOR CITIZENS DIETS EACH MONTH THE GBFB DELIVERS THE PREPACKAGED TOTES TO MORE THAN 73 DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS INCLUDING LOW INCOME SENIOR HIGH RISES.

THE GBFB DEVELOPS AND SUPPLIES THE RESOURCES NEEDED FOR OPERATION OF THE WEEKENDER PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES A BACKPACK OF FOOD TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS EVERY FRIDAY AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY OUTREACH IS CONDUCTED AT THE SCHOOL, TYPICALLY BY THE SCHOOL NURSE WHO IDENTIFIES THE CHILDREN ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. GBFB SUPPORTS 16 BACKPACK PROGRAM SITES THROUGHOUT BERKS COUNTY BY PROVIDING THE FOOD AND GROCERY PRODUCTS NEEDED TO FILL A TOTAL OF ALMOST 1,550 BACKPACKS WEEKLY GBFB IS ACTIVELY WORKING TO EXPAND THIS PROGRAM TO SERVE MORE CHILDREN.

Executives Listed on Filing

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

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Margaret BiancaEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR40$0
William WidingBOARD MEMBER1$0
Kim ScaffidiBOARD MEMBER1$0
Dave LiptokBOARD MEMBER1$0
Lolly LesherBOARD MEMBER1$0
Ryan HasslerBOARD MEMBER1$0
Courtney DixonBOARD MEMBER1$0
Ken BorkeyBOARD MEMBER1$0
John FlickingerBOARD MEMBER1$0
Gwen DiddenBOARD MEMBER1$0
Marianne PessognelliTREASURER1$0
Don SchalkBOARD MEMBER1$0
Susan RohnBOARD MEMBER1$0
Nicole PeaseSECRETARY1$0
Pete MolinaroBOARD MEMBER1$0
Brian LawrenceBOARD MEMBER1$0
Kim JohnsonBOARD MEMBER1$0
Tasha IsaacBOARD MEMBER1$0
Andrew HoweBOARD MEMBER1$0
Kirsten DeysherBOARD MEMBER1$0
Bob BartoBOARD MEMBER1$0
Vickie KintzerSECRETARY (UNTIL APRIL 2018)1$0
Josh WeissVICE PRESIDENT1$0
Bryan GeigerBOARD MEMBER1$0
Lori EndyPRESIDENT1$0

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