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Arlington EATS

Neighbors Serving Neighbors

aka Arlington EATS   |   ARLINGTON, MA   |  www.arlingtoneats.org
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Arlington EATS

EIN: 47-5005730


Mission

Arlington EATS’ mission is to engage the community in eliminating food insecurity and hunger in Arlington. We envision an engaged and active community where we all understand the causes and effects of food insecurity and work together to ensure no child, family, or senior goes hungry.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Andi Doane

Main address

117 Broadway STE A

ARLINGTON, MA 02474 USA

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EIN

47-5005730

Subject area info

Food banks

Population served info

Adults

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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

Show Forms 990

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Vision: Arlington EATS envisions an engaged and active community in which everyone has access to sufficient and nutritious food and understands the causes and effects of food insecurity. Mission: Arlington EATS’ MISSION is to engage the community in eliminating food insecurity and hunger in Arlington. Values: Just, Compassionate, Connected, Respectful

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?

Arlington EATS Market

The EATS Market (food pantry) offers full choice, in-person shopping to anyone in Arlington who needs food. Items available include a variety of fresh produce, meat, dairy, and shelf stable food. Income information is not required to shop at the Market and we encourage guests to take as much food as they need for the week.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

EATS Snack Program provides healthy snacks for students in Arlington Public Schools. We ensure students know where they can go to get a snack so that hunger doesnt affect the learning and well-being of students while at school.

Population(s) Served
Students

Our Vacation and Summer Lunches Program works to decrease food insecurity for families who rely on school meals. We provide grab-and-go bags filled with healthy, kid-friendly food options to families during the February and April vacation weeks and six weeks of the summer.

Population(s) Served
Students

The EATS Home Delivery Program offers home delivery for medically frail individuals. Volunteers deliver weekly personalized grocery orders to the homes of guests who are not able to come into EATS Market and shop for themselves.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

Individuals enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are eligible to receive EATS Fresh Bucks, vouchers which can be spent at the Arlington Farmers Market (AFM). Each week while the AFM is operating, eligible shoppers can receive $15 in Fresh Bucks to shop at any vendor at the AFM (excluding vendors serving alcohol). EATS then reimburses the vendors for the full amount of vouchers they receive weekly. This program provides access to fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, and breads to Arlington residents who otherwise may be unable to participate in this community event.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

We partner with local organizations in Arlington to address the food insecurity they see in their work. Our partnerships include the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, Fidelity House, and the Arlington Council on Aging. EATS provides nutritious food items and support to leverage our partners programs and services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

Arlington EATS has taken the long-running Arlington Farmers Market (AFM) under its umbrella.
AFM runs on Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm from mid June to the end of October each year in the Russell Commons Lot in Arlington Center. Assuming management of the AFM has been an essential step for Arlington EATS to extend our reach, reduce stigma, ensure access to healthy food, and support local agricultural producers. The farmers market ensures access to essential food assistance programs like HIP, WIC and Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students
Adults
Students
Adults
Students

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Strategic Priority #1

PROGRAMS
Distribute nutritious food to people in need
OBJECTIVE #1: Increase access to food for Arlington residents who are food insecure

OBJECTIVE #2: Promote a culture of continuous improvement that requires programmatic decision-making to be based on data and core values

Strategic Priority #2

VOLUNTEERS
Engage volunteers who contribute a diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge
OBJECTIVE #1: Leverage the volunteer assets that are already part of Arlington EATS and attract a continuous cycle of new volunteers

OBJECTIVE #2: Provide opportunities for community members to contribute to solving the problem of food insecurity

Strategic Priority #3

ENGAGEMENT
Engage the Arlington community broadly in education and efforts to reduce hunger and economic inequality
OBJECTIVE #1: Increase visibility of how poverty and social injustice contribute to food insecurity

OBJECTIVE #2: Provide town-wide leadership on the implications that local, state and national policies and socioeconomic disparities have on residents facing food insecurity

Strategic Priority #4

OPERATIONS
Ensure Arlington EATS’ organizational health and sustainability
OBJECTIVE #1: Diversify and grow revenue streams, including foundation grants and individual gifts

OBJECTIVE #2: Ensure the new space is designed to meet the current and future needs of Arlington EATS

OBJECTIVE #3: Continue to develop a supportive and stimulating work environment in order to attract and retain competent and dedicated staff members

Strategic Priority #1

PROGRAMS
Distribute nutritious food to people in need
OBJECTIVE #1: Increase access to food for Arlington residents who are food insecure

OBJECTIVE #2: Promote a culture of continuous improvement that requires programmatic decision-making to be based on data and core values

Strategic Priority #2

VOLUNTEERS
Engage volunteers who contribute a diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge
OBJECTIVE #1: Leverage the volunteer assets that are already part of Arlington EATS and attract a continuous cycle of new volunteers

OBJECTIVE #2: Provide opportunities for community members to contribute to solving the problem of food insecurity

Strategic Priority #3

ENGAGEMENT
Engage the Arlington community broadly in education and efforts to reduce hunger and economic inequality
OBJECTIVE #1: Increase visibility of how poverty and social injustice contribute to food insecurity

OBJECTIVE #2: Provide town-wide leadership on the implications that local, state and national policies and socioeconomic disparities have on residents facing food insecurity

Strategic Priority #4

OPERATIONS
Ensure Arlington EATS’ organizational health and sustainability
OBJECTIVE #1: Diversify and grow revenue streams, including foundation grants and individual gifts

OBJECTIVE #2: Ensure the new space is designed to meet the current and future needs of Arlington EATS

OBJECTIVE #3: Continue to develop a supportive and stimulating work environment in order to attract and retain competent and dedicated staff members

Financials

Arlington EATS
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2021 Arlington EATS 2020 Arlington EATS 990
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

4.35

Average of 44.18 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13.8

Average of 8.7 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

23%

Average of 15% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Arlington EATS

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Arlington EATS

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Arlington EATS

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Arlington EATS’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $422,700 $489,631 $622,463 $679,500
As % of expenses 93.9% 64.8% 56.9% 51.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $422,700 $487,330 $620,042 $674,855
As % of expenses 93.9% 64.3% 56.5% 50.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $872,900 $1,208,491 $2,325,171 $1,508,728
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% 92.4% -35.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.8% 0.3% 0.6%
Government grants 36.7% 0.0% 18.5% 0.1%
All other grants and contributions 63.4% 98.8% 80.7% 98.4%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.4% 0.5% 0.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $450,100 $755,968 $1,094,910 $1,326,637
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% 44.8% 21.2%
Personnel 18.6% 22.1% 19.2% 19.0%
Professional fees 1.0% 9.8% 6.0% 7.0%
Occupancy 3.8% 2.8% 2.3% 2.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 2.0% 1.9% 3.1% 0.0%
All other expenses 74.6% 63.3% 69.4% 71.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $450,100 $758,269 $1,097,331 $1,331,282
One month of savings $37,508 $62,997 $91,243 $110,553
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $22,325 $0
Fixed asset additions $1,100 $3,577 $0 $66,725
Total full costs (estimated) $488,708 $824,843 $1,210,899 $1,508,560

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.2 14.6 17.4 13.8
Months of cash and investments 11.8 18.4 20.8 16.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 12.0 19.0 19.9 22.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2020 2021 2022
Cash $231,300 $922,444 $1,585,217 $1,525,886
Investments $212,100 $238,967 $314,943 $277,732
Receivables $0 $11,031 $419,777 $71,035
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,100 $24,205 $24,205 $90,930
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 14.2% 24.2% 11.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.8% 2.6% 0.7% 13.7%
Unrestricted net assets $450,000 $1,217,374 $1,837,416 $2,512,271
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $656,899 $100,939
Total net assets $450,000 $1,217,374 $2,494,315 $2,613,210

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Andi Doane

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Arlington EATS

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Arlington EATS

Board of directors
as of 12/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Susan Stewart

Town of Arlington, Arlington Public Schools

Term: 2017 - 2023


Board co-chair

Lauren Ledger

Cooper Lapman Financial, LLC

Term: 2017 - 2023

Marshall Audin

Mass College of Art and Design

Sue Fish

Boston University

Patsy Kraemer

Town of Arlington

Kathy Le

Harvard Business School Association

Thomas Lee

Grace Chapel

Nicole Melnik

Town of Arlington, Arlington Public Schools

Mona Nichols Granucci

Mass General Brigham

Vicki Rose

Town of Arlington, Arlington Public Schools

Susan Stewart

Town of Arlington, Arlington Public Schools

Parke Wilde

Tufts Univesity

Christine Bongiorno

Arlington Health and Human Services

John Hurd

John Hurd Law

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Contractors

Fiscal year ending

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser