Full Plates Full Potential

Ending child hunger in Maine

Brunswick, ME   |  http://www.fullplates.org
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Full Plates Full Potential

EIN: 82-2032867


Full Plates Full Potential is on a mission to end child food insecurity in Maine by maximizing participation in child nutrition programs. We provide technical and financial assistance to schools and community organizations to help feed kids now, while advocating for the systemic changes necessary to ensure that all Maine’s kids have consistent access to nutritious meals.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Justin Strasburger

Main address

14 Maine Street Box 3

Brunswick, ME 04011 USA

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Subject area info


Agriculture, fishing and forestry

Food aid

Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (K01)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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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?


FEED KIDS Grants provide much-needed funding to support best practices in implementation and expansion of USDA Child Nutrition Programs like School Breakfast, Summer Meals, and Afterschool Meals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

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

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens, Economically disadvantaged people

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Years denote the end of our fiscal year (July-June). 2020 and 2021 included significant increases due to pandemic-related emergency grant funding.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Full Plates Full Potential
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.05 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.5 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Full Plates Full Potential’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $59,566 -$18,161 $159,500
As % of expenses 24.5% -5.3% 12.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $59,566 -$18,161 $159,500
As % of expenses 24.5% -5.3% 12.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $243,402 $325,865 $1,488,490
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 33.9% 356.8%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $243,267 $344,026 $1,328,990
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 41.4% 286.3%
Personnel 2.9% 16.0% 12.7%
Professional fees 42.2% 35.1% 5.3%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 45.7% 39.7% 79.9%
All other expenses 9.2% 9.3% 2.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $243,267 $344,026 $1,328,990
One month of savings $20,272 $28,669 $110,749
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $263,539 $372,695 $1,439,739

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 6.0 2.3 5.2
Months of cash and investments 6.0 2.3 5.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.9 1.4 1.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020
Cash $121,641 $64,709 $573,483
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $4,513 $0 $59,500
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 52.8% 36.0% 68.3%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $59,566 $41,405 $200,905

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Justin Strasburger

Justin Strasburger serves as Executive Director of Full Plates Full Potential, a systems-change non-profit focused on ending child hunger in Maine through strengthening and expanding child nutrition programs. Justin is a firm believer in the power and possibility that comes from combining potential with the spark of opportunity, and has spent his career working to dismantle broken systems and structures, in order to ensure that opportunity exists for all, and not just the privileged. He graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Government, and received a M.S. in Nonprofit Management & Leadership from Northeastern University.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 05/05/2022
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Board chair

Laura Pineo

Justin Alfond

Laura Pineo

Kevin Concannon

Julie Butcher Pezzino

Ericka Dodge

Ben Ramsdell

Michaela Goodwin

David Pease

Chelsey Carrier

Jeanne Lapointe

Diane Woods

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/31/2021

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Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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