Church of the Harvest (Pahokee, FL)

Name

  • Name:Barbara Iderosa
  • Title:Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Church of the Harvest
  • Address:P.O. Box 183
    397 S Barfield Highway
    Pahokee, FL 33476
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:561-924-7776
  • Main fax:561-964-8706

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:561-602-5646
  • Home phone:561-964-1718

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of Church of the Harvest’s Community Ministries is twofold: Offering of food to the Glades area through a centralized food pantry and provision of a residence for abused, battered women.

  • History:
  • Church of the Harvest (C.O.T.H.) was established in 2000 after we were ministering to people in Pahokee. Very quickly, we found the lack of food as a continuing issue. After researching food options the residents of the Glades communities had offered to them, it was evident that a food pantry was lacking. While a number of churches did participate in USDA Farm Share, they did so just for their own congregation; it did not spill over into the community. In addition, there was a church that offered free breakfasts once a month to those in town; but, the need was still obvious. There were few other churches in town that did supply a limited number of boxes of food, first to their congregation members, then to the residents of the community. But, still, there was no centralized place for ALL residents of Pahokee, Canal Point, Belle Glade, and South Bay to go for food - either consistently as a supplement to their purchases or in a time of emergency or extreme need. They had to call the phone book find something to eat, which became evident when COTH began to distribute food to people in town. In addition, we found that, while there was some food distribution in the western communities, the housebound senior citizens and disabled were unable to participate because they lacked the means to travel to the food. There were no deliveries of food boxes those who were not mobile.
    We found another large gap in services - the need for a centralized food pantry that also delivered free food to the housebound (indigent, homeless, elderly) and filled it. We partnered with community and governmental agencies, did outreaches seeking the hungry, and sought the housebound for food delivery.
    In 2004, we closed the church because my husband’s (Pastor) job took him out of the country very often. The Glades Area Pantries became “the” organization. We put everything we had into continuing the pantry and added clothing, furniture, appliances, bedding, and household items for the community residents. We went to local churches and individuals and asked for financial assistance but little – though enough - was forthcoming, covering our expenses (other than salaries). During hurricanes, we served the communities continuously after the hurricanes during and after the departure of FEMA and the American Red Cross. We gave out everything we had to get the residents back on their feet. After Hurricane Wilma, we gave 40 pallets of Boost to all the agencies in the Glades and continued to give out food, clothing, bedding, and other items.
    In 2007, we began a residential program for battered, abused, homeless women. The program supports eight women and gives women what they need to become healthy, productive, and confident.
    Every Thanksgiving, we give out 800 turkeys, 1000 hot meals, and Christmas presents to over 500 children. Every week, we give out 300+ bags of food to those in need. Every day (24/7), we minister to a maximum of eight women who are climbing out of the abuse cycle and on their way to a better life.

  • Year established:2000
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:1

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Richard Iderosa
    Barbara Iderosa
    Jill Arnold
    Walter Parker
    Benny Everett

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Barbara Iderosa

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:65-1079385

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:651079385
  • Organization Name:CHURCH OF THE HARVEST
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% BARBARA IDEROSA
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 183
  • Organization City:PAHOKEE
  • Organization State:FL
  • Organization Zip:33476-0183
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):7
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Religious Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 2002
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:X20
  • Asset Amount:$271,498
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$498,215
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$498,215
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:15:18 pm

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