The Shepherd's Table, Inc.

Together Meeting Needs, Saving Lives

aka Shepherd's Table   |   Silver Spring, MD   |  http://www.shepherdstable.org

Mission

Shepherd's Table is a nonprofit organization in downtown Silver Spring, supported by volunteers, religious organizations, government, businesses, foundations, and individual donors. Our mission is to provide help to people who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals, social services, information and referral, medical support, clothing, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner.

Notes from the nonprofit

Shepherd's Table completed a strategic plan in 2020 which resulted in the launch of four new programs: Beyond the Table Mobile Meals Program Urban Food Garden Weekend Day Program Advocacy Program

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Mr. Manny Hidalgo

Main address

8106 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA

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EIN

52-1381738

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Shepherd's Table aims to address the issue of homelessness, poverty and food insecurity in Montgomery County. Despite being located in an affluent county, there are many individuals in need, and we are a critical resource that provides assistance, advice, services, and more, to anyone in need of assistance. We help individuals on their journey to independence, self sufficiency, and housing.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Eye Clinic

The Eye Clinic at Shepherd's Table is the only free Eye Clinic in Montgomery County, providing professional eye care to adults who lack insurance and meet an income eligibility requirement. Patients receive a free eye exam and field vision screening. If needed, prescription glasses are given free of charge. For those who need speciality care, patients are referred to the specialist, and the services are offered with no charge.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Food Service program provides breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week and brunch and dinner on the weekends. We also started a new mobile meals program, Beyond the Table, that provides meals for families in two different locations. The food services program is at the core of our mission, and we have not missed a meal service since we were founded in 1983. To date, we have provided almost 2 million meals to people in need.

This amazing feat occurs as a result of a strong partnership of volunteers, financial donors, in-kind donors, and staff. Many groups who serve the dinner meal have been volunteering with us for many years, some since we opened our doors. We partner with local supermarkets, restaurants, farmer's markets and food providers to ensure that healthy fresh food is available to our meal guests. Our experienced chefs always prepare delicious, nutritious meals that promote our guests' overall wellbeing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide vouchers for use at a local pharmacy for individuals that require assistance paying for prescription medications.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide clothing for individuals on a weekly basis. Guests get access to seasonally appropriate, good quality clothing for themselves and their families. The items we have range from casual clothes, shoes and accessories, to professional attire and winter essentials such as blankets, thermals, jackets, etc.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Resource Center is an important part of our services, as people can access various social services from this office. People can come to the center to receive information/referral, check their mail, use the telephone, get toiletries, transportation assistance, and much more.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce 2021

Nonprofit Montgomery 2021

Montgomery County Continuum of Care 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Seniors, Families

Related Program

Food Services Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Resource Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the unduplicated individuals served in our Resource Center alone. The numbers have grown the last few years.

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Resource Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of new individuals that accessed services in our Resource Center

Number of eye exams provided in the Eye Clinic

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, People with vision impairments

Related Program

Eye Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our Eye Clinic provides free eye exams, prescription glasses if needed, as well as referrals. In late 2019, we added glaucoma and cataract treatment.

Number of prescriptions filled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Prescription Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We provide vouchers to pay for prescription medicines, and cover costs for other necessary medications.

Number of clothes closet shopping instances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Clothes Closet

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

When we moved into the new facility, our new clothes closet was smaller, so we are serving less individuals per week, but still meeting their needs.

Number of pieces of mail received for clients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Related Program

Resource Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hundreds of individuals use our address as their mailing address, especially if they are homeless, living on a friend's couch, or staying in and out of various shelters.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals are to meet the basic needs of every individual that comes to us for assistance, in their greatest time of need. We provide multiple nutritious meals a day to address the issue of hunger and food insecurity. We provide clothing to individuals in need of clean, seasonally appropriate clothing; vision care to individuals in need; prescription assistance to enable guests to maintain their health; and various social services to enable individuals to take steps towards addressing their challenges, no matter what they are, or how long it may take. We have not closed our doors on any day since 1983, and we are committed to remaining open as long as our services are required in the community.

We have a dedicated staff, volunteer and donor base that ensures that our clients are being fed, clothed, and taken care of every single day. Our programs are regularly adapted to better meet the needs of those we serve, and we have helped many thousands of individuals on their journey from homelessness and poverty to more stability and self sufficiency in their lives.

Shepherd's Table has been serving this community for 37 years, and we have developed strong programs that provide effective results. We have a capable and passionate staff that understands the needs of those we serve, and we also receive incredible support from our larger community, through their financial, in-kind or gifts of time in the form of volunteer support. Together, we work to strengthen Shepherd's Table's capabilities of serving its clients effectively and with great compassion.

We moved into a new facility provided by the County in December 2016, and successfully expanded our food services program to add critical breakfast and lunch meals during the week. Our other programs have continued, and we have seen an increase in the number of folks accessing services at Shepherd's Table. During the pandemic, we added a mobile meals program called Beyond the Table that distributed healthy prepared meals in Montgomery County and Prince George's County. In Fall 2021, we added a weekend day program that provides a safe and productive space for clients on weekday afternoons.

We are continuing to build new partnerships and improve our program offerings to meet the needs of those we serve.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Shepherd's Table, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/2/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeremy Rosner

Michael Balderrama

Susan Collet

H Street Capitol Strategies, LLC

Karen Garnett

US Securities and Exchange

Allan Gray

Marine Technology Society

Rachel Schaffer

Discovery Communications

Adele Chazin

Chazin & Co

Jon Alterman

CSIS

David Coriale

DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc.

JoAnn Goedert

Larry Laque

Discovery Inc.

Tracy Mabbitt-Boone

GEICO

Doreen Cantor Paster

Jeremy Rosner

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Deborah Boger

Laura Henderson

Paul Kaplun

Venable

Aaron Lichtig

Xometry

Deborah Magidson

GEICO

Farah Nageer-Kanthor

Edward Phoebus

Helaine Resnick

Min Shin

Heidi Weber

Tesia Weber

Montgomery County

Jeremy Rosner

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data