S.A.F.E. Food Pantry Board of Directors

S.A.F.E. Food Pantry
November 21, 2021
Columbia, Maryland
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The S.A.F.E. Food Pantry's mission is to educate, inspire, and engage the community about the necessity for gluten free and allergy-friendly food and provide that safe food to those in need. Responsibilities of the Board members include: 

  • Understand and promote organization's mission through advocacy;
  • Gain a working knowledge of the organization's programs, services and delivery models;
  • Be a working member of at least one Board committee, work group or project annually;
  • Hold a leadership role in the organization as an Officer or Committee Chair;
  • Be willing to try a new leadership role within the organization in the future;
  • Review Board meeting materials before the meeting;
  • Actively participate in Board meetings;
  • Assist with recruitment of volunteers to fill open positions;
  • Offer to assist with organizational activities;
  • Advocate for the organization;
  • Help to educate the community;
  • Identify and/or avoid conflicts of interest;
  • Be respectful of differing opinions;
  • Be open minded to diverse ideas.

Time demands include:

  • Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of Board meetings in a 12-month period:
    • Bimonthly meetings on 2nd Thursday of July, September, November, January, March, and May.
  • Annual Sessions: One or two work sessions annually;
  • Board Committees: Participation in Education/Communications or Fundraising Committee and complete necessary tasks – 2-5 hours per month;
  • Other Events: Attend at least one to two events per year - time varies by event ;
  • General Volunteering: Assist with operations and program needs – 2-5 hours per month;
  • Review Board Meeting Materials: Materials will be sent out approximately 4 days prior to the meeting for review - 1-3 hours every other month.
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