Nederland Food Pantry

Nederland Food Pantry has been helping people in the Peak to Peak area for 30 years, with food and other assistance. Clients are working poor, unemployed and/or on disability or retirement. NFP serves an average of 200 households per month. Board members are liaisons to other assistance programs.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
1
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
60
Retention Rate:
80%

Chris Current, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 1986

Chris Current was one of the founders of the Nederland Food Pantry in 1986, and ran the program as a co-chairperson until the retirement of Judy Anderson, also a founder of the pantry. Since then she has been the organizer, grant writer, and leader of the organization. In 2012, it was decided to separate the Food Pantry from it's direct affiliation with the local churches (although the churches continue to contribute), and by 2013 a Board of Directors was formed and Chris named Executive Director. The organization obtained 501(c)3 status in 2015, and awarded Chris a monthly salary, although it doesn't begin to cover the number of hours she works, and therefore much of her time is still volunteer.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology & Chemistry from BGSU and graduate hours towards a Masters in Parasitology at the University of Wyoming. She has worked as a project/property manager in the mountain community for 27 years. She has lived in the Peak to Peak region for 35 years, and she and her husband David have 4 grown children.
Her work with the Food Pantry has garnered community service awards and she has brought the Food Pantry recognition across the Front Range as one of the best examples of an excellent, functional food bank. Under her direction, the pantry has created its gardens, which provides fresh produce to clients in the Spring, Summer and Fall. She also worked with the Town of Nederland to provide disaster relief during crises in the area, including the 2013 floods and the 2016 Cold Springs Fire. The partnership has created a role for the food pantry in community shelter requirements in the future.
Chris has built alliances with all of the major human services agencies and providers in the area. Foothills United Way, Boulder County Human Services, Community Food Share, EFAA, and other housing, health and basic needs organizations partner with the Nederland Food Pantry in many endeavors, including the Peak to Peak Task Force for Human Services and the Intermountain Alliance.
Chris believes that communities are most stable, resilient, and able to flourish when actions are taken to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable. She has worked at the local and state level to promote the inclusion of all voices and to advocate for the needs of those most food insecure.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
4 years
Term Limit:
2 terms
Total # of Board Members:
9
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
2

Board Demographics:

Female:
7
Male:
2

White:
9

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

4

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

80%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

75%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

30%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Board Development
Finance
Fundraising
Human Resources / Personnel

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