feeding local kids

aka TABLE, Inc.   |   Carrboro, NC   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 26-1471735


TABLE's mission is to provide healthy, emergency food aid every week to children ages 0-20 in Orange County, NC. We envision a community where ALL children have equitable access to nutritious food and knowledge to experience optimal health, well-being, and dignity.

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Executive Director

Ashton Tippins

Main address

209 E. Main Street

Carrboro, NC 27510 USA

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Subject area info


Food aid

Population served info

Children and youth

Low-income people


NTEE code info

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.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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


Deliver weekly nutritious food to 850+ children directly to their homes to ensure they have access to sufficient nutritious food.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Chefs@Home is a cooking club for all ages!

Each month, participating families receive a kit with a recipe, ingredients, a cooking tool and an activity for everyone to complete together. The theme of each kit is geared toward exploring cooking, nutrition and how food grows. The first six months had an “Around the World” theme with food from Mexico, Japan, Italy, Native America, Greece, and India! It’s been fun to hear parents’ reactions to the program. One mom even compared the boxes to the “Chopped” TV show!

Our hope for Chefs@Home is that it will be one way for families to try new foods, learn some cooking skills & have fun spending time together.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

To better serve our families specific needs, TABLE's Marketplace program goes to a select group of participating TABLE families. It is a free, fully customizable grocery delivery service designed to give families the opportunity to select what grocery items they would like to receive from TABLE.

Through Marketplace families have more food options including a wider array of fruits and vegetables to choose from, and the ability to select pantry staples such as flour, sugar, and spices as well as culturally-varied foods.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

Where we work


2009 Business of the Year- Newcomer Business Category 2009

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

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 people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

TABLE delivers healthy nonperishables and fresh produce (often local/organic) directly to kids' doorsteps every week. (916 was in FY22-23)

Number of clients whose nutrition has improved

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

We ask parents, "Because of food from TABLE, my family has improved nutrition or improved access to nutritious foods and produce." Percentages are those who respond yes!

Number of health outcomes improved

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

We ask parents to note their children's physical, mental & emotional health. This shows % of parents reporting that their children's overall health (all 3 areas) is improving due to food from TABLE.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31
Financial documents
2021 TABLE 2020 2019-20 Audit 2018 Table 2018 audit_final.pdf
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 58.96 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11.2 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data


Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of TABLE MINISTRIES INC’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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $140,328 $20,934 $812,157 $451,381 $967,489
As % of expenses 23.4% 3.3% 105.5% 43.0% 66.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $139,402 $19,569 $811,542 $450,766 $959,188
As % of expenses 23.2% 3.1% 105.3% 42.9% 65.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $740,782 $734,435 $1,693,642 $1,894,154 $2,302,382
Total revenue, % change over prior year 42.1% -0.9% 130.6% 11.8% 21.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 99.9% 99.5% 97.8% 99.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $600,249 $639,341 $769,863 $1,049,891 $1,457,233
Total expenses, % change over prior year 23.9% 6.5% 20.4% 36.4% 38.8%
Personnel 28.6% 30.6% 28.1% 23.0% 21.5%
Professional fees 1.4% 4.4% 4.2% 5.1% 2.9%
Occupancy 6.8% 6.3% 5.1% 3.7% 3.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Pass-through 56.7% 51.0% 53.2% 58.6% 0.0%
All other expenses 6.4% 7.7% 9.5% 9.7% 71.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $601,175 $640,706 $770,478 $1,050,506 $1,465,534
One month of savings $50,021 $53,278 $64,155 $87,491 $121,436
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $39,995 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $2,364 $0 $0 $3,027,639
Total full costs (estimated) $651,196 $696,348 $834,633 $1,177,992 $4,614,609

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 8.1 8.9 21.9 24.4 6.8
Months of cash and investments 8.1 8.9 21.9 24.4 6.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.7 7.9 19.2 19.2 6.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $405,679 $472,731 $1,404,364 $2,138,491 $827,647
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $39,927 $37,154 $138,158 $490,420
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,533 $3,936 $3,936 $3,936 $3,031,574
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 58.6% 37.5% 53.1% 68.8% 0.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.5% 1.5% 3.5% 0.6% 28.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $421,720 $1,233,262 $1,684,028 $2,643,216
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $108,256 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $108,256 $219,878 $612,760 $490,420
Total net assets $437,151 $529,976 $1,453,140 $2,296,788 $3,133,636

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ashton Tippins

Ashton joined TABLE's staff as Program Director in August 2012 and was promoted to Executive Director in March, 2013. Prior to joining TABLE's staff, she worked with another student to establish Tarheel TABLE, the UNC student organization that raises donations for TABLE by connecting the non-profit organization directly to UNC's campus. She completed her Bachelor's at UNC in 2012, majoring in Spanish and Communications. During her time at TABLE, Ashton has successfully led the organization through a $3.25M capital campaign, from 100 to 900 children served weekly, and through significant changes in delivery models during COVID. Ashton is married to Kyle, owner of KT Media, and they have 3 children. She and Kyle seek to follow and reflect the love and character of Christ in their lives. Ashton enjoys spending time with the youth, local and international mission work, doing crafts, and time with family and friends.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 10/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Steve Buttitta

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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 10/19/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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