Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry
PO BOX 22738
HILTON HEAD SC 29925-2738
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address PO BOX 22738
HILTON HEAD , SC 299252738
Telephone (843) 3413021
E-mail jandskerr@gmail.com
Projected Annual Revenue $60,000.00 (2018)
Mission Statement
The Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry is an all volunteer multi-faith alliance of community volunteers who work together to address hunger issues in the Lowcountry.  
 
We focus on programs for children, families, and adults whose economic situation limits their ability to have an adequate supply of healthy food.
 
Our mission is to help end hunger in the Lowcountry. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director N / A
Board Chair R Joseph Kerr
Board Chair Company Affiliation n.a.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Former Names
NameYear
Hunger and Homeless Coalition2011
Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry2015
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission
The Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry is an all volunteer multi-faith alliance of community volunteers who work together to address hunger issues in the Lowcountry.  
 
We focus on programs for children, families, and adults whose economic situation limits their ability to have an adequate supply of healthy food.
 
Our mission is to help end hunger in the Lowcountry. 
Background
The Hunger Coalition began in 2010 in response to an assessment of hunger-related needs on Hilton Head Island.  We began our BackPack Buddies program in the 2010-11 school year, serving 50 students.  The three founding congregations were Congregation Beth Yam, St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist, and First Presbyterian Church.
 
That program has grown in the three public Hilton Head Elementary schools over the past eight years.  We currently serve over 450 students in the 2017-18 school year, with the inclusion of food asstance programs at the Hilton Head Middle and High schools. That growth has been made possible by continued growth in volunteer and fiancial support within both the faith community (with the additions of St Francis By the Sea Roman Catholic, Christ Lutheran, and Hilton Head Island Community Church)  and a wide range of individuals and organizations in our communities.
 
In addition to our "in school" programs, we continue to seek other hunger-related opportunities to aid hungry children, adults, and families  in our community, often working with other religious and service organizations. Currently we work with several church affilated soup kitchens, Hilton Head Volunteers in Medicine,  and the Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC) by providing nutritious food to aid the clients of those organizations.
 
 
Impact
1. Designing and operating hunger relief programs - the primary one being BackPack Buddies, which feeds children at the Hilton Head  elementary schools, and a Food Assistance Program at the HHI Middle and High Schools. We currently provide healthy food and snacks to over 450 children across these programs.
2. Fostering community partnerships (Volunteers in Medicine, local soup kitchens, Neighborhood Outreach Connection)
3. Education and advocacy for hunger issues 
Needs
1. We seek financial supporters to aid in the purchase of food for our programs.(Our annual food budget is approximately $60,000.)
2.  We seek volunteers to help purchase, assemble, and distribute food - in particular, we need  drivers who can deliver BackPack Buddies food to the schools.
3. We seek volunteers who would be willing to serve in leadership roles, either as Board members or as program leaders. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement n.a.
Board Chair Statement
"The concept of hunger in our community is often perceived as NOT among the major issues we face.   But in reality, far too many adults and families rely on food banks and soup kitchens to help get them through the week.  Far too many school children rely on free or reduced price breakfasts and lunches at school as their main source of nutrition.  
 
Indeed, there is a segment of our community whose conomic situation forces them to make tradeoffs in how they spend their money, and one of those tradeoffs may well be food. 
  
A guiding principle for those who have been blessed in this life is to help care for the less fortunate around us . . . one way of putting that is "to whom much is given, much is expected".
 
Please consider helping the Hunger Coalition either through your financial support or by voluntering your time or telents."
 
Joe Kerr, Chair, the Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry 
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Primarily Hilton Head and Beaufort County. Jasper County needs are also considered and supported.
Board Chair
Board Chair R Joseph Kerr
Company Affiliation n.a.
Term Jan 2016 to July 2018
Email jandskerr@gmail.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Judie Aronson Director
Jeanette Davis Vice-Chair, Backpack Buddies
Debbi Dunlap Chair, Backpack Buddies
R Joseph Kerr Chair, Board of Directors
Allan LaCoe Director
Glenn Neff Vice-Chair, Board of Directors
Michael Newbold Director
Beverly Ohemeng Director
Jeanie Silletti Director
Janet Weingarten Director
Michael Weingarten Treasurer
Chris Wilcox Director
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO N / A
Experience n.a.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Diversity Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Programs
Description Nutritious weekend meals to at-risk elementary school children  
Budget $48,000.00
Short Term Success
Children receiving BackPack Buddies meals come to school better able  and willing to learn..
 
Long Term Success
Children receiving BackPack Buddies meals come to school better able and willing to apply themselves.
 
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY School social workers
Description Provide nutritious food and snacks to at-risk students at the Middle and High Schools. This includes students who may be homeless.   The food is distributed by adult volunteers who also provide clothing and personal products to these students on an "as needed" basis. 
Budget $12,000.00
Short Term Success 1
Long Term Success The goal for this program is to address hunger issues for these students who find themselves in very difficutlt situations.
Program Success Monitored BY 1
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$57,000$59,446$53,054
Administration Expense$2,000$1,266$1,921
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.031.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%98%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$114,000$118,357$116,431
Current Assets$114,000$118,357$116,431
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$114,000$118,357$116,431
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2018
Nonprofit Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry
Address PO BOX 22738
HILTON HEAD , SC 299252738
Primary Phone (843) 3413021
Contact Email jandskerr@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director N / A
Board Chair R Joseph Kerr
Board Chair Company Affiliation n.a.
Year of Incorporation 2011
Former Names
Hunger and Homeless Coalition
Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry