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Channel One, Inc.

To work in partnership with others to help feed people in need.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 6/14/2013
131 35th St. SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507-287-2350
Fax: 507-287-2351
Other Names Used Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf, Channel One Regional Food Bank
EIN 41-1379713
Principal Staff Jennifer Woodford, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 27.03
Number of Volunteers 2088
Number of Clients Served 19477
Affiliations Hunger Solutions MN Minnesota FoodShare
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 13
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 9.83
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
The amount of donated, purchased, and government commodity food distributed by Channel One increased over the previous year. This food is distributed to over 160 non-profit feeding agencies across our region that provide food to individuals and families who are hungry or at risk of hunger. We also provide free groceries to about 4,000 different households each month in the Channel One Supplemental Food Shelf. The Channel One Backpack Program provides free child-friendly food to nearly 1,400 Olmsted County students each week. These programs greatly impact the health and well-being of thousands of individuals by enabling them to meet their nutrition needs on a consistent basis.
Current Goals
Channel One Regional Food Bank plans to continue to feed all who seek our assistance. We plan to increase our fresh produce acquisition by another 300,000 pounds, and to increase the number of students being served through the Backpack Program to 1,500 each week. Channel One's warehouse is full to capacity, and in order to continue to grow our food programs and increase efficiencies, we are planning to build an addition onto the warehouse, expanding the cooler and freezer, and adding a second repack room for sorting and repacking food product.
Community or Constituency Served
Channel One Regional Food Bank serves people who are hungry or at risk of hunger through a network of member agencies and programs in 13 counties of SE Minnesota and in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.
Geographic Area Served
13 counties in Southeast Minnesota and La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $11,609,865 95.1%
Management: $438,437 3.6%
Fundraising: $158,911 1.3%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $4,138,764 $4,419,154 $4,641,543
Beginning of Year $4,419,154 $4,641,543 $4,106,398
Difference ($280,390) ($222,389) $535,145
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $4,138,764
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
From the Charity Since 1980, Channel One Regional Food Bank (aka Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf) has been dedicated to operating programs and providing services that feed people in need across Southeast Minnesota and in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. We do this through wise and careful stewardship of the gifts of food, funds, and time that are thoughtfully entrusted to us. We are committed to maintaining the Charities Review Council’s Accountability Standards to provide assurance of our organization’s operational efficiencies and program effectiveness. We appreciate the opportunity to measure our organization’s processes, policies, and services against the Charities Review Council’s high accountability standards. It is an honor for Channel One to fully meet CRC’s requirements!
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