End Hunger Connecticut
65 Hungerford St
Hartford CT 06106
Contact Information
Address 65 Hungerford St
Hartford, CT 06106-
Telephone (860) 560-2100 x
Fax 860-5602100
E-mail lnolan@endhungerct.org
Web and Social Media
School breakfast makes every morning sunny!
Mission

End Hunger Connecticut! (EHC!) is a statewide anti-hunger and food security policy organization dedicated to ending hunger beyond emergency food and promoting healthy nutrition in Connecticut.

Our mission is to eliminate hunger in the state through legislative and administrative advocacy, outreach and public education. 
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2002
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Charity Type III Supporting Organization-functionally integrated
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lucy P Nolan
Board Chair Ms. Grace Damio
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hispanic Health Council
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

End Hunger Connecticut! (EHC!) is a statewide anti-hunger and food security policy organization dedicated to ending hunger beyond emergency food and promoting healthy nutrition in Connecticut.

Our mission is to eliminate hunger in the state through legislative and administrative advocacy, outreach and public education. 
Background End Hunger Connecticut! conducts SNAP outreach to ensure eligible people know about the benefits of SNAP, its eligibility criteria and how to apply. We are developing a statewide Nutrition Access Plan--surveying the landscape of nutrition and anti-hunger programs in CT--identifying gaps and overlaps, and formulating preliminary recommendations on how to increase the sector's efficacy.  We streamline access to food and nutrition programs so that WIC recipients also receive SNAP benefits, and kids who are eligible for SNAP also receive school meals.  In our hunger and nutrition advocacy, we are building the case for nutrition standards for senior meals at congregate sites & Meals on Wheels, and for prohibiting sugary drinks in early childcare and preschool settings. We provide boots on the ground for our national partner organizations, including the AARP Foundation, Share Our Strength, FRAC and Newman's Own Foundation.
Impact End Hunger CT! is the statewide leader on anti-hunger policy. We partner with national allies and organizations here in CT. We educate individuals, build the capacity of institutions and help create robust public policy. EHC!'s successes include: banning sugary drinks in CT schools; we created the state's SNAP eFax pilot to assures applications get to DSS more quickly and are acted on with fewer errors; we've awarded small grants to provide recreational and educational materials to help attract kids to summer food sites; and we upped school breakfast participation by 68 schools in 2012/13! Our anti-hunger toolkit contains newsletters, publications and expert speakers. Look for us online too, we have an active social media presence!
Needs
1. Hunger outreach and education program support;
2. Support for anti-hunger policy research & advocacy;
3. Support for anti-obesity (especially childhood obesity) advocacy; 
4. Communications and messaging capacity building;
 
CEO Statement

Connecticut is fortunate to have a wide panoply of organizations that stock emergency food pantries and prepare or serve soup kitchen meals. There are many organizations planting community gardens, promoting local agriculture and building a sustainable food system. There are numerous entities advocating for good nutrition and healthy food choices. EHC! enthusiastically partners with each of these types of organizations and is the ONLY statewide anti-hunger organization exclusively directed to food security policy and federal nutrition programs.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Alliances & Advocacy
Secondary Organization Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines /
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
169 Cities and Towns in Connecticut.
Programs
Description
End Hunger Connecticut! is the state's leading food policy advocate. We advocate for policy changes on the state and national level to guarantee there is  healthy food in our schools and communities and that food assistance programs like SNAP and WIC are accessible to those who need it most.  
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / Adults / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
CT's congressional delegation will protect USDA nutrition programs on the floor and with their votes. The CGA will pass legislation that supports good nutrition and helps eradicate childhood obesity.
 State agency representatives and local education officials will implement school breakfast programs in  45 new schools and 14 percent more students will have access to school supper.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Our goal is that every person in Connecticut will have consistent access to good nutritional foods  needed to live, to learn and to be healthy,  without relying to emergency food or socially inappropriate behaviors like theft and panhandling.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
EHC! is a data driven organization.
We gauge our visibility by monitoring the number of requests for information, media hits, social media action (Facebook likes, Good Plus 1's, Twitter followers, retweets),  etc. We monitor the landscape of hunger in CT through USDA reports and the studies and reports of partner organizations like the Food Assistance Resource Center, and Feeding America, etc. We log progress on child nutrition goals with both our own progress as well as reports provided by the CT Dept. of Education. 
 
 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
As a direct result of EHC!'s advocacy, CT banned sugary drinks in schools and instituted an incentive for healthy school meals that became the model for the nation. In the 2012/2013 legislative session, funding for school meals was increased and the CGA required a study of childhood obesity. The asset test for SNAP was moderated, allowing the recently unemployed to qualify. Vehicles were eliminated from the asset test so CT residents can drive to work and school and still buy groceries.  
Description

Our knowledgeable, accessible and caring outreach workers are on the ground in communities across Connecticut, ensuring people have access to nutritious food. SNAP outreach has been a central component of EHC!'s anti-hunger mission since 2001. Field staff are based in four regions of the state to convenience SNAP applicants. 

Population Served Adults / Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. We will be successful in the short term when 80 percent of eligible individuals receive SNAP benefits. This represents a two percent increase based on 2010 USDA SNAP participation rates and a 27% increase for low-wage working households.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The SNAP outreach program would be wholly successful if 100 percent of the individuals and households in the state eligible for SNAP assistance, knew of the program, knew what the eligibility criteria were, had applied for assistance and were receiving program benefits. Additionally, our goal is that staff of organizations and institutions serving or representing eligible CT residents be equipped to make SNAP program referrals.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. We monitor our progress based on USDA reports for statewide participation as well as our own internal staff metrics.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
In 2011/2012 outreach advocates prescreened over 2,500 people, successfully completing 1,561 new applications and 107 redeterminations, attended 248 community outreach events, 39 events with the DSS Med RX bus, the SNAP telephone line received 12,202 calls, and the prescreener helped 24,880 people determine baseline SNAP eligibility. In 2013, EHC! is working with CT Food Bank to create a program to recruit and train volunteers to conduct SNAP outreach. 
 
 
 
 
Description On school meals, EHC! is the undisputed leader and is supported in part by Share Our Strength to advance the No Kid Hungry Campaign in Connecticut. Our staff provides technical support to food service departments, strategic assistance to teachers and administrators, and educates, engages and mobilizes parents and community stakeholders.  
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / Adolescents Only (13-19 years) / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. In 2012/13 to date, 68 new schools are offering school breakfast to eligible students and CT was #5 nationally for summer meal participation in 2012.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Ideally, 100 percent of CT schools will offer free and reduced-price meals-- lunch, breakfast and supper--to low-income school children, and 100 percent of children in eligible tracts will have access to summer meals.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Participation rates are reported by the USDA, the state Department of Education and national partners like FRAC. See "Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation" at www.FRAC.org.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. Though CT continues to under-perform in school breakfast participation rate, we're last nationally, in 2011/2012, through our good work, 29 new schools began offering school breakfast. To date in school year 2012/13, kids in 68 new schools can start the day with a healthy breakfast. And CT is number 5 nationally for summer meal participation.  
Program Comments
CEO Comments A critical element of our work in 2015 is the development of a statewide Food Access Plan in which we are surveying CT's food landscape. As part of this process we are convening a Senior Nutrition Advisory Board, a SNAP Advisory Board and a WIC Round Table. We identify gaps and overlaps so that each organization, their constituents, donors and volunteers can know what resources are available, who is being served, and where there are opportunities for expansion or innovation. The survey and resulting plan will inform the organization's advocacy and program agenda going forward. 
CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Lucy P Nolan
Term Start Mar 2001
Email lnolan@endhungerct.org
Experience
Lucy Nolan is the Executive Director of End Hunger Connecticut!, Lucy's expertise on food security, hunger and poverty as it relates to hunger has brought her before the US Congress and the Connecticut legislature to testify on issues ranging from food stamps to school nutrition to farmer’s markets.  Successful legislative initiatives include increasing funding for school breakfast, increasing food stamp accessibility, and as lead advocate on passage of the country’s toughest school nutrition legislation.  Lucy testified before the US Senate Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Committee on out of school children’s food programs.
 
She sits on many coalitions where she brings her experience regarding hunger and poverty to the table.  Lucy is a legislatively appointed member to the Connecticut Milk Regulation Board, Connecticut Food Policy Council, the Farmland Preservation Board, the Milk Promotion Board, The Speaker’s Task Force on Children and the Recession, and served as co-chair of the SustiNet Adult and Child Obesity Task Force and currently a sits on the steering committee of the Connecticut Coalition Against Childhood Obesity.   Lucy is also a member the Working Lands Alliance and serves as vice-chair on UConn’s College of Agriculture and Nutritional Resources Dean’s Advisory Board.
 
Under Lucy’s tenure, EHC! began a very successful outreach program for the Food Stamp Program and the Summer Food Service Program.  EHC! has been awarded the Congressional Hunger Center’s “Victory Against Hunger” award three times, awards from the University of Connecticut School of Allied Health and was recently awarded the Raymond Wheeler/Paul Wellstone Award from the Food Research and Advocacy Center for her outstanding advocacy on behalf of low-income people in Connecticut and the nation. 
 
Lucy received her BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and her JD from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. 
 
Previous work experience includes: 
Court Clerk for Judge Steinberg and for family court where she ran a special statewide family trial docket; Executive Director CT NARAL; Legislative Director 
CONNPIRG; Community Organizer on environmental issues for CT Citizens Action Group and as an issue organizer on energy while a VISTA Volunteer.
 
Co-CEO
Email endhunger@endhungerct.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 5
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 15
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Deputy Director
Experience/Biography
MPH UMASS Amherst 2012
Co-chDawn has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and earned a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from UMASS, Amherst in 2012. She has six years of experience in community organizing and educating on the federal Child Nutrition Programs. She was recently appointed a Commissioner of the Hartford Commission on Food Policy, is a co-chair of CT Food Corps, is a leader in CT Action for Healthy Kids and the School Nutrition Association of CT. She dedicates herself to strengthening policies and program that increase access to nutritious foods and food security for low-income individuals.air CT Food Corps, CT Action for Healthy Kids, School Nutrition of CT  
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
EHC! partners with national, statewide and local organizations. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with national leaders Share Our Strength, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, AARP, and the Food Research and Action Center. We serve as the policy arm of and provide expertise to the CT Food Bank, FoodShare and their member pantries. We lead on councils, commissions and task forces, including the CT Childhood Obesity Policy Group, CT Breakfast Expansion Team, the Working Lands Alliance, the Northeast Regional Anti-Hunger Network, the CT Food Policy Council and the Hartford Food Policy Council, the Farmland Preservation Board, the CT Food System Alliance, the School Nutrition Assoc. of CT, Better Choices for CT, CT Nonprofit Cabinet, CT Assoc. for Health Kids, AARP-CT, Pioneering Healthier Communities, and more.   
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits2000
Comments
CEO Comments
End Hunger Connecticut's planning process is iterative and transparent. The organization uses a "Dashboard" process which encapsulates project plans, governance, development and management in one document. The document includes the five-year objective, one-year goals, metrics to gauge progress, tactics used to deliver results, accountable staff or board member, and time frame. The staff meets to discuss progress monthly. The Board discusses its dashboard progress at each of its meetings and, as necessary, in between. Because the document is so detailed, we are reluctant to post it here. However, we encourage donors with questions about management of the organization to give us a call!  
Board Chair
Ms. Grace Damio
Company Affiliation Hispanic Health Council
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Joe Antlemi Gartner
Ms. Nicole Berube CitySeed, Inc.
Ms. Renee Dinino I Heqrt Radio
Ms Dale Doll Manchester Area Conference of Churches
Ms Linda Drake UCONN Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Mr. Joel Kalinowski CT Lottery Corp.
Ms Camille B. Livsey The Technology Group
Ms. Madhu Mathur MD, MPH, FAAPLifestyle Medical Cemter
Ms Sara Parker McKernan Legal Assistance Resource Center
Ms. Monica Stellmacher MSM, MSEdFamily Liaison Coordinator
Ms. Arvia D. Walker Planned Parenthood of Southern N.E.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 5
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Computer Equipment and Software
Directors and Officers Policy
Employee Dishonesty
Medical Health Insurance
Renter's Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Board Co-Chair
Mr. Joel Kalinowski
Company Affiliation CT Lottery Corp.
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2017
Email joelmorgan1307@gmail.com
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Board Governance
Executive
Finance
Nominating
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Dale Doll Manchester Area Conference of Churches
Heidi Elisinger Community Health Centers Assoc. of CT
Matthew Henschel FNS USDA
John Oyola Foodshare
Lucy Potter Greater Hartford Legal Assistance
Ron Roberts State of CT Dept of Social Services
Sofia Siguera-Perez Hispanic Health Council
Sherry Suber EHC!
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30 2016
Projected Revenue $1,151,629.00
Projected Expenses $1,151,629.00
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
NameYear
EHC! Who we are and what we do.2013View
SNAP in CT2013View
Updated Breakfast Info.2013View
Teacher Survey2013View
School Breakfast Report Card2012View
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$691,443$631,032$354,912
Government Contributions$385,760$420,853$420,851
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$385,760$420,853$420,851
Individual Contributions------
------
------
Investment Income, Net of Losses--($7,601)--
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$12,532$38,680--
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$954,629$860,615$527,326
Administration Expense$42,069$58,967$45,441
Fundraising Expense$43,472$2,322$6,776
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.171.34
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%93%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%0%1%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$616,784$577,379$455,645
Current Assets$528,161$472,060$436,338
Long-Term Liabilities$28,758$22,248$12,609
Current Liabilities$21,417$38,087$87,052
Total Net Assets$566,609$517,044$355,984
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountShare Our Strength $250,000State of CT/DSS $420,853DSS SNAP $320,959
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAARP $250,000Share Our Strength $306,430Walmart Foundation $100,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountState of CT/DSS $170,000Walmart Foundation $100,000Share Our Strength $60,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities24.6612.395.01
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets5%4%3%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments
The greatest financial challenge facing End Hunger Connecticut! is ensuring diversification of the organization's funding stream. Historically, EHC! has received the lion's share of its support from government contracts. In recent years, we have begun to diversify and will continue to do so. We believe this will lead to long-term strength and sustainability. As with many organizations whose mission includes advocacy, we find a wide pool of prospective grantors or donors who would prefer to fund short-term, discrete, and tangible programs -- they'd rather buy food than sustain advocacy for long-term change. We understand there are rewards in the short-run to buy a few fish, but know it is much more impactful building a community of fishermen and women! 
 
EHC!'s annual budgets are designed to include a reserve to provide the organization flexibility responding to growth opportunities. EHC! is investigating the possibility of purchasing the Hartford building it currently rents to reap cost savings. 
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

Address 65 Hungerford St
Hartford, CT 06106
Primary Phone 860 560-2100
Contact Email lnolan@endhungerct.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lucy P Nolan
Board Chair Ms. Grace Damio
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hispanic Health Council

 

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