Farmville Area Community Emergency Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 644
Farmville VA 23901-0644
Mission Statement Farmville Area Community Emergency Services Inc. mission is to provide emergency and supplementary food of high nutritional quality to qualified residents of the area we serve, primarily Prince Edward County and portions of Charlotte and Cumberland Counties.
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Ellery Sedgwick
Board Chair Dr. Ellery Sedgwick
Board Chair Company Affiliation Longwood University
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 644
Farmville, VA 239010644
Telephone 434 392-4676
Fax 0 000-0000
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1990
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $98,000.00
Projected Expenses $90,000.00
Mission Farmville Area Community Emergency Services Inc. mission is to provide emergency and supplementary food of high nutritional quality to qualified residents of the area we serve, primarily Prince Edward County and portions of Charlotte and Cumberland Counties.


1. Jan 1 to December 31, 2016 distributed on average 821 15-20 pound units of food weekly to a registered client base of 1,192 households representing 2,130 individuals. 31% children; 28% seniors.
2. Achieved high degree of cost effectiveness due in part to all volunteer staff.  No salaries. 68% of budget goes directly to purchase of food. Very low overhead allowed us to buy and distribute food for 15 cents per pound.

3. Designated a "Tier 1" (highest of 5) agency by parent organization Feedmore/Central Virginia Food Bank for volume of food distributed, organizational efficiency, volunteer staff, and cost effectiveness. Probably the largest rural food pantry in Central Virginia. Also asked by Feedmore to serve as a "hub" to distribute more food, especially produce, to regional pantries.

1. To expand our facilities and increase our equipment both to expand local outreach and to serve as a distribution facility for regional food pantries. Specifically to add freezer and refrigeration space and acquire a refrigerated truck for deliveries of produce.
 2. To make arrangements with local farmers to donate the produce of a small portion of their acreage to us for distribution to low income

1. $15,000 to increase our annual food budget from $55,000 (out of a total budget of $80,000) to $70,000 to increase outreach into more rural areas of our region and to increase the nutritional quality of our distributions.

2. $10,000 to initiate a program that would provide see, fertilizer and fuel for farmers who volunteered to raise and harvest local produce for food pantry distribution.

3. Long term: $250,000 to contribute FACES portion of the $750,000 needed to acquire a larger facility to expand our food pantry to several bordering counties.  These funds would be part of a local match that would be leveraged by a major grant and funds from other sources. 

FACES was begun in the mid-1980s by a diverse group of local citizens seeking to alleviate poverty and malnutrition in and around Prince Edward County. The group included ministers from several denominations, but also teachers, business owners, and community activists. Over the past thirty years it has expanded from a small second floor room serving around 20 families per week to a 3600 square foot warehouse distributing more than 7 tons of food weekly at two locations to over 700 households comprised of more than 1350 individuals.

FACES steady and continuing increase in capacity has several causes. FACES serves Prince Edward County and portions of neighboring counties sharing zip codes. The population of Prince Edward is currently 22,800 and its poverty rate about 19%. This means Prince Edward alone has more than 4300 individuals at or below poverty level.  The unmet need continues and we are working to increase distributions of good food.
FACES also continues to build capacity to address the need because it makes very efficient use of human and financial resources.  FACES continues to be an all volunteer organization. As a result it has extremely low overhead costs and can use all of its funds directly for the purchase, storage, and delivery of food, all of which we can do for less than 15 cents a pound.  FACES also has very broad volunteer and financial support from the community including about 15 churches, as well as local government, businesses, schools and colleges. FACES' effectiveness is also increased by its registration of clients to insure that those who receive food have documented need.
 FACES will continue to increase its capacity to meet the need of low income citizens for high quality supplementary food in the southside region.  To accomplish this we will continue to develop strong relationships with our parent agency, Feedmore, and with other regional agencies and to make highly efficient use of our resources.   
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Southside Virginia
Prince Edward, Charlotte, and Cumberland Counties
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Ellery Sedgwick
Company Affiliation Longwood University
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2019
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ms. Tanita Anthony Community Volunteer
Mr. Robert Chonko Retired
Mr. William Covington Community Volunteer
Mr. Carl Crigger Retired
Mr. John Eastby Community Volunteer
Mr.. Ernie Eggleston Community Volunteer
Mr. Bobby Eiban Retired
Mr... Brian Haddaway Community Volunteer
Mr. Alan Harris Community Volunteer
Ms. Sheila Hight Retired
Ms. Maria Jones Community Volunteer
Mr. Dempsey Jones Community Volunteer
Mr. Guenter Loeser Community Volunteer
Mr. Ruben McHenry Community Volunteer
Dr. Wayne McWee Retired
Ms. Connie Queensbury Community Volunteer
Mr. Edward Roberts Community Volunteer
Ms. Linda Satkowski Community Volunteer
Dr. Ellery Sedgwick Retired
Mr. Eric Wilson Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Dr. Ellery Sedgwick
Former CEOs
Dr. William Shear -
Senior Staff
Mr. Bobby Eiban VP Operations
Ms. Sheila Hight Warehouse Mgr. & USDA Coordinator
Ms. Linda Satkowski VP Registration/Records
Volunteers 300
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Central Virginia Foodbank Partner Agency2017
Central Virginia Foodbank Partner Agency2017
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $98,000.00
Projected Expenses $90,000.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$69,352$95,331$49,871
Administration Expense$467$4,422$15,376
Fundraising Expense$1,042$1,425$1,425
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.261.121.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%94%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$115,914$97,961$85,733
Current Assets$115,914$97,961$85,733
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$115,914$97,961$85,733
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose New storage and distribution building, warehouse equipment, computer software/hardware
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Foundation Comments
  • Financial statements prepared internally by the organization.
  • Financial analysis performed with Form 990, with supplemental information provided by the statements.