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All for Lunch Inc

All for lunch and Lunch for all!

Cumming, GA   |  allforlunch.org

Mission

Our mission at All for Lunch, Inc. is to pay off children’s delinquent lunch balances at schools and allocate funds for the children to be able to purchase hot lunch meals served at their school, regardless of their financial situation at home. All for Lunch, Inc. believes no child should be denied a hot lunch meal, regardless of their ability to pay. We work relentlessly to give children the opportunity to receive the same meals as their peers without the stigma or discrimination of having an outstanding lunch tab. We join together to provide lunch for all!

Ruling year info

2017

Founder/CEO

Alessandra Ferrara

Main address

1735 Buford Hwy Ste 215-469

Cumming, GA 30041 USA

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EIN

82-1839406

NTEE code info

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In schools throughout our country, children as young as 5 years old can be denied a hot lunch meal at school lunch due to having a delinquent lunch account balance. Some schools offer alternate meals to these children which can be as minimal as a cheese sandwich. Some children experience lunch shaming and have their food thrown out in front of them or are subjected to other forms of humiliation. All for Lunch, we believe no child should be denied lunch at school due to their inability to pay. We work tirelessly to pay off existing delinquent lunch accounts and then fund All for Lunch Reserve Accounts at schools to cover children as they run out of funds. About 1 in 6 children in our country are identified as being food insecure which means that they do not know where their next meal is coming from. For many of these kids, school lunch may be their only guaranteed meal of the day. We work to make sure every child has access to lunch at school, regardless of their situation at home.

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?

Eliminate School Lunch Debt

At All for Lunch, our mission is simple: eliminate school lunch debt and fight against childhood food insecurity. All for Lunch partners with communities throughout the country to help eliminate school lunch debt at local schools and fund reserve lunch accounts so that children have access to lunch at school, regardless of their financial situation at home.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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 Lunches

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

At All for Lunch, we aim to make sure every child has access to lunch, regardless of their financial situation at home. For children as young as 5 years old living in food insecurity, school lunch may be their only meal of the day. Because of this, we work to eliminate school lunch debt and fund All for Lunch Reserve Accounts. If a child ever finds they do not have money in their lunch account to pay for their meal, rather than have the meal taken away the All for Lunch Reserve Account will cover the cost. We also partner with food pantries to keep them stocked with lunch items so that children living in food insecurity continue to have access to these essential meal items.

We want children in school to be able to focus on learning and being a child rather than carrying the burden of financial situations that are completely out of control. All for Lunch and Lunch for All!

We work with school nutrition managers and principals to identify the lunch debt and need at each individual school. Once we have identified the debt, we pay off the balance and then allocate funds to the All For Lunch Reserve Account. We stay in constant contact with the school cafeteria managers to guarantee the Reserve Account remains funded as the children utilize the account.

We work directly with the schools to understand exactly what their need is in regard to eliminating school lunch debt and how to best tackle the challenges they face on a monthly basis. We then work with local members of the community to raise awareness of the issues and secure donors to help support their local schools with the goal of eliminating the school lunch debt and ensuring no child is denied a school lunch due to their financial situation.

114 Schools have been made lunch debt-free covering the cost of over 13,000 lunches and over 6000 lunch items have been sent to food pantries to provide access to essential meal items for children living in food insecurity

Financials

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Operations

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All for Lunch Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alessandra Ferrara-Miller

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 12/1/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data