At 4MyCiTy, Our focus is on the Importance of Environmental Sustainability. Primarily the Sustainable Management of Food in relation to reducing organic waste. Our program limits the harmful effects caused by organic waste on our environment while also improving food security for families within the communities we serve.
4MyCiTy® is recognized as a public charity under section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and holds 501(c)(3) status. Our organization is registered in the State of Maryland and overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. Donations made to 4MyCiTy® are tax-deductible, and we encourage donors to consult their tax advisor for any questions regarding deductions.
For donors' convenience, a copy of the 4MyCiTy® determination letter is available upon request. Additionally, all donors receive a receipt for their tax records immediately after their donation.
To access the current financial statement of 4MyCiTy® Inc., individuals can request a copy by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Furthermore, documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act can be obtained from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, for the cost of postage and copies, by calling (410) 974-5534.
Founded in October 2018, 4MyCiTy is powered by a dedicated team of six part-time employees and a remarkable group of volunteers. Instead of having a CEO, our organization is led by the Board of Directors, with direct guidance from the Founder and Executive Director. The primary focus of 4MyCiTy is to provide assistance to those in need.
Our success stems from the tremendous support we receive from thousands of volunteers and partners across the country. We are grateful for their unwavering commitment, which allows us to make a positive impact in the lives of many. It's important to note that all members of our Board of Directors serve voluntarily and without compensation, driven solely by their dedication to advancing our initiatives.
At 4MyCiTy®, we prioritize the importance of environmental sustainability, specifically in relation to the sustainable management of food and addressing food waste. Our project revolves around four key phases that together form our ZERO Waste to ZERO Hunger initiative. Through this initiative, we strive to combat hunger while simultaneously implementing strategies to protect our planet from the harmful effects of organic waste.
Since our incorporation in October 2018, 4MyCiTy® has made a significant impact by distributing over 205 million pounds of food to families facing hunger, providing an estimated 171 million healthy meals.
Phase 1 - Source Reduction: We focus on reducing food waste in the wholesale and retail distribution industry.
Phase 2 - Feed the Hungry: Our efforts are directed towards eliminating hunger within our communities through effective distribution of rescued food.
Phase 3 - Industrial/Commercial Use: We emphasize the creation of bio-degradable products or usable soil through the utilization of food waste.
Phase 4 - Composting: Our advanced composting technologies minimize the detrimental effects of organic waste on our environment.
Education plays a crucial role in our initiative, as we emphasize the importance of reducing food waste at various stages. By addressing hunger and the potential negative impacts of organic waste in landfills and incinerators, we strive for a more sustainable future.
By making contributions to 4MyCiTy®, you will directly support our mission and programs that align with our core values of the 4 Phases of Sustainability. Notably, donations to 4MyCiTy® are tax-deductible. For any questions regarding deductions, donors are encouraged to consult their tax advisor. Additionally, individuals can request a copy of the 4MyCiTy® determination letter, which confirms our organization's eligibility, by contacting us directly.
One of the distinguishing factors of 4MyCiTy® is our commitment towards volunteer coordination and minimal operational costs. We take pride in being a 100% volunteer-coordinated organization, with limited staffing consisting of just six employees. This lean approach allows us to allocate 100% of our funds towards our sustainability efforts.
Our Board of Directors is made up of dedicated volunteers, and we rely heavily on our network of volunteer partner sites for most of our food distributions. As a volunteer-driven charity, our main focus is utilizing every dollar raised to improve the lives of the communities we serve.
When you donate to 4MyCiTy®, you can be confident that 100% of your donation directly supports the intended purpose. Transparency and accountability are important to us, and we strive to ensure that all funds are utilized effectively towards our mission.
We are proud to share that 4MyCiTy® has been honored as the winner of the 2022 Maryland Inno Fire Awards for Sustainability and Equity, which are two of our core values. This recognition validates our commitment to these principles and motivates us to continue making a positive impact in our communities.