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Nonprofit Food Bank Business Plan

Helping Hand

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Organization Summary

Helping Hand is a food bank serving Johnson County, Washington. The program's focus is to identify and utilize resources for food in the county in order to eliminate hunger among low-income individuals and families in the area.

The program performs the following:

  1. Solicits and distributes food to community programs.
  2. Operates a youth farm program for "at-risk" young people.

2.1 Start-up Summary

Helping Hand's start-up cost is £200,000.  A significant portion of the cost is donated trucks and collection vehicles for food, as well as a storage facility.  The remainder are the expenses normally associated with opening an office.  The program is funded by contributions from ten corporate sponsors, a grant from a private philanthropic trust, and Johnson County. The assumptions are shown in the following table and chart.

Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund £124,000
Start-up Assets to Fund £76,000
Total Funding Required £200,000
Assets
Non-cash Assets from Start-up £7,000
Cash Requirements from Start-up £69,000
Additional Cash Raised £0
Cash Balance on Starting Date £69,000
Total Assets £76,000
Liabilities and Capital
Liabilities
Current Borrowing £0
Long-term Liabilities £0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) £0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) £0
Total Liabilities £0
Capital
Planned Investment
Corporate Sponsorship £100,000
Philanthropic Trust £50,000
Jefferson County £50,000
Additional Investment Requirement £0
Total Planned Investment £200,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) (£124,000)
Total Capital £76,000
Total Capital and Liabilities £76,000
Total Funding £200,000
Start-up
Requirements
Start-up Expenses
Legal £700
Stationery etc. £500
Brochures £800
Food Collection Supplies £10,000
Insurance £1,000
Rent £1,000
Trucks and Vehicles £50,000
Warehouse Equipment £40,000
Harvesting/Farm Equipment £20,000
Total Start-up Expenses £124,000
Start-up Assets
Cash Required £69,000
Start-up Inventory £0
Other Current Assets £0
Long-term Assets £7,000
Total Assets £76,000
Total Requirements £200,000

Helping Hand is a Washington nonprofit corporation.

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Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund £124,000
Start-up Assets to Fund £76,000
Total Funding Required £200,000
Assets
Non-cash Assets from Start-up £7,000
Cash Requirements from Start-up £69,000
Additional Cash Raised £0
Cash Balance on Starting Date £69,000
Total Assets £76,000
Liabilities and Capital
Liabilities
Current Borrowing £0
Long-term Liabilities £0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) £0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) £0
Total Liabilities £0
Capital
Planned Investment
Corporate Sponsorship £100,000
Philanthropic Trust £50,000
Jefferson County £50,000
Additional Investment Requirement £0
Total Planned Investment £200,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) (£124,000)
Total Capital £76,000
Total Capital and Liabilities £76,000
Total Funding £200,000
Start-up
Requirements
Start-up Expenses
Legal £700
Stationery etc. £500
Brochures £800
Food Collection Supplies £10,000
Insurance £1,000
Rent £1,000
Trucks and Vehicles £50,000
Warehouse Equipment £40,000
Harvesting/Farm Equipment £20,000
Total Start-up Expenses £124,000
Start-up Assets
Cash Required £69,000
Start-up Inventory £0
Other Current Assets £0
Long-term Assets £7,000
Total Assets £76,000
Total Requirements £200,000