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Bean's Cafe, Inc.

Feeding the hungry and homeless since 1979

Anchorage, AK   |  www.beanscafe.org

Mission

Bean’s Cafe exists to fight hunger for all ages, one meal at a time, while providing a pathway to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect.

Ruling year info

1979

CEO

Scott Lingle

Main address

1020 E. 4th Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99501 USA

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EIN

92-0072522

NTEE code info

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

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1) Hunger among children, adults, and families 2) Homelessness

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?

The Children's Lunchbox

The Children's Lunchbox is a program of Bean's Cafe. Through this program, we provide meals and snacks for hungry children in Anchorage, Alaska. We also provide Pantry Packs of groceries for families experiencing food insecurity.

When school children have nutritious food to eat, they are free to focus on learning.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Working poor
Low-income people
Extremely poor people

Bean's Cafe provides meals for individuals experiencing homelessness and hunger. We provide individual meals for people living on the streets and in encampments. We also provide large pans of hot meals for people staying in shelters.

We've have seen that - when their basic human needs are met with dignity and respect - some men and women find the courage to move off the streets and begin building healthy lives.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Alaskan Natives

Our Streets to Success program addresses root causes of homelessness. Through this program, we support men and women with histories of homelessness, addiction, and criminal behaviors as they choose to accept personal responsibility and work to build healthy lives.

Services include peer mentoring, life skills training, educational support, and vocational training.

Streets to Success is a one-year residential program designed to serve 30 participants per year. The program structure is based on a well-researched model of care called Therapeutic Community. Evidence-based practices (CBT and MRT) serve as the foundation for program curriculums.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Alaskan Natives

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau-Accredited Charity 2024

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
Related Program

Community Meals Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

In 2023, Bean's Cafe provided 202,094 meals for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Number of children reached with a meal each school day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The Children's Lunchbox

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023, Bean's Cafe provided 78,521 meals for children at high risk of experiencing hunger and insufficient nutrition

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We aim to ensure that:

1) no child goes without food;

2) parents are no longer forced to choose between paying rent or feeding their families; and

3) men and women experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity, have enough food to eat, and have resources to move permanently out of homelessness.


1) We prepare and provide meals for school children in need.

2) We provide meals for men and women living on the streets, in encampments, and in shelters.

3) We provide Pantry Packs of groceries for families in need of food.

4) We support men and women who are working to climb out of homelessness by addressing needs for belonging, peer mentorship, substance abuse recovery groups, life skills training, educational support, and vocational training.

We own and operate a large commercial kitchen that gives us capacity to prepare over 300,000 meals per year.

We own a warehouse that gives us capacity to pack and store over 50,000 Pantry Packs of groceries for families each year.

We launched a new program designed to support up to 30 men and women each year with tools to overcome homelessness.

Bean's Cafe was founded in 1979 and began providing meals for individuals experiencing homelessness.

We continue to provide over 200,000 meals each year for men and women who have no homes.

We began providing meals for school children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the need is ongoing, we continue to provide meals for children in our community.

In 2020, we began providing Pantry Packs of groceries for families. In 2023, we provided more than 50,000 Pantry Packs - the highest number to-date.

In December of 2023, we officially launched a program to address root causes of homelessness. We anticipate continued growth in meeting this important need.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bean's Cafe, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jonathan Hornak

Cornerstone Construction

Debbie Reinwand-McGuire

Brilliant Media Strategies

Teresa Jacobsson

JW Industries Group

Carol Gore

Cook Inlet Housing Authority

Ella Anagick

Law Offices of Ella Anagick

Kim Frensley

First National Bank

Rosie Barr

Brook Goss

Anchorage Fire Department, retired

Jamie McGrady

Federal Public Defender

Dave Valdez

Alaska Permanent Capital Management

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/26/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
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