ARLINGTON CHARITIES INC

Providing help, creating hope.

Arlington, TX   |  www.arlingtoncharities.org

Mission

To lead and engage the community in the fight against hunger and poverty. Providing help, creating hope.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Deborah Coppola

Main address

811 Secretary Dr

Arlington, TX 76015 USA

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EIN

75-1668092

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Hunger, poverty, and homelessness remain a concern for many citizens in Arlington. According to the census bureau, 12% of Arlington residents live below the poverty level and 6% live at less than 50% of the poverty level. In 2017, 68% of of AISD students qualified for reduced and/or free lunch program. Almost 10% of Arlington seniors live in poverty. Food insecure seniors are at increased risk for chronic health conditions such as depression, heart attack, asthma and congestive heart failure.

Food insecurity on college campuses is a serious and often overlooked problem, especially for students who are putting themselves through school, and/or support a family., Many students qualified for free or reduced costs lunches while in the public school system, but upon high school graduation were no longer eligible for the program, eliminating the one or two daily meals they could count on.

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?

Food distribution

Clients "shop" for shelf stable staples, frozen proteins, fresh produce, dairy, and bakery items. Clients must live within Arlington, Texas and meet USDA eligibility poverty guidelines. No charge for this service.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Clients may "shop" for clothing for themselves and everyone in their household.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

To provide nutritional food and other services to help families and individuals who are having a difficult time making ends meet on their road to self-sufficiency.

Unlike typical pantry models, AC utilizes a client choice model. Similar to a grocery store, clients choose their groceries from shelves constantly stocked with shelve stable foods, frozen proteins (meat, poultry, fish), dairy, bakery, and fresh produce. In 2017, AC distributed 1.01 million pounds of food.

To help move more individuals and families toward self-sufficiency AC seeks out underserved, food insecure areas of our community. In doing so, we attempt to partner with other community organizations to leverage resources and increase efficiency.

For 40 years Arlington Charities has been a place to turn in times of need. Our strength lies in our ability to be responsive to changing community needs and relationships with community partners.

In 2018, over 63,000 were served with over 1.6 M pounds of food. Several new initiatives have been launched including a satilliate pantry at TCC SE campus, Meals on Wheels supplemental food program, and Senior service days.

We continue to evaluate our impact and how we can best meet the changing needs of hunger.

Financials

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Operations

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

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ARLINGTON CHARITIES INC

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gayle Collier

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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