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BALTIMORE HUNGER PROJECT LLC

Feeding Bodies and Minds

Timonium, MD   |  www.BaltimoreHungerProject.org
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BALTIMORE HUNGER PROJECT LLC

EIN: 47-2281875


Mission

Baltimore Hunger Project is dedicated to eliminating the growing problem of weekend childhood hunger by feeding bodies and minds. We are bridging the gap between Friday and Monday by consistently providing weekend food packages to children identified as food insecure, in a compassionate and dignified manner. We raise awareness about the effects of hunger by establishing partnerships with community members, other organizations, and decision makers.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Lynne B. Kahn

Main address

9596 Deereco Road

Timonium, MD 21093 USA

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EIN

47-2281875

Subject area info

Basic and emergency aid

Population served info

Children and youth

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

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

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?

Weekend Backpacks

Baltimore Hunger Project offers weekend food support to children eligible for government-sponsored free or reduced lunch programs at school in the greater Baltimore area. By addressing the challenge of food insecurity, we aim to boost academic performance in school and enhance opportunities for success in their future. Our initiative helps bridge the nutritional gap during weekends, when these children may lack access to healthy meals

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Baltimore Hunger Project extends its support to students during the summer by providing food assistance. We continue to fill the nutritional gap over the summer when these students may face challenges accessing healthy meals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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 new programs/program sites

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

Weekend Backpacks

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020/2021 was the pandemic and BHP pivoted to become community food distributors and served at 10 sites each week serving more than 2,000 families.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Weekend Backpacks

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020/2021 was the pandemic and BHP pivoted to become community food distributors and served at 10 sites each week serving more than 2,000 families.

Number of weekend bags of food distributed

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

Weekend Backpacks

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020/2021 was the pandemic and BHP pivoted to become community food distributors and served at 10 sites each week serving more than 2,000 families.

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.

Baltimore Hunger Project's (BHP) mission is to eliminate the growing problem of weekend childhood hunger by feeding bodies and minds. We are bridging the gap between Friday and Monday by consistently providing weekend food packages to children identified as food insecure, in a compassionate and dignified manner. We raise awareness about the effects of hunger by establishing partnerships with community members, other organizations, and decision makers.

BHP core values include Strengthen Bodies, Empower Minds and Build Communities. By responding to the acute needs of the children in our community, we are working to meet their nutritional needs and reduce their experience of hunger. By offering educational resources to children and families in need, we are supporting lasting food security with the ultimate goal to break the cycle of poverty. By fostering a shared understanding, we are nurturing beneficial partnerships among individuals, corporations, and schools.

Baltimore Hunger Project strategically addresses weekend childhood hunger by ensuring a continuous provision of essential nutritional support. Each week, children are sent home with a bag of food to bridge the hunger gap from Friday afternoons to Monday mornings. This program operates consistently throughout the school year and extends into the summer months, underscoring our commitment to the well-being of children in need in the greater Baltimore area.

Our dedication is unwavering, and we are resolute in our mission to continue these efforts until every child in our community is supported. Through ongoing collaboration with local organizations, engagement of community residents in volunteer opportunities, and the relentless pursuit of raising awareness about childhood hunger, Baltimore Hunger Project is steadfast in its commitment to eliminating hunger for all children in our area.

Baltimore Hunger Project (BHP) demonstrates a robust set of capabilities in addressing childhood hunger throughout the greater Baltimore area. By fostering strategic community collaborations with local organizations, schools, and residents, BHP maximizes its resources for efficient outreach to children in need. The organization actively engages a dedicated volunteer force, working closely with schools to ensure the seamless distribution of essential nutritional support, creating a sense of community involvement. With a steadfast commitment to advocacy, effective fundraising strategies, continuous monitoring, and evaluation, Baltimore Hunger Project adapts its initiatives year-round, with the overarching goal of supporting every child in the area until hunger is eradicated.

Baltimore Hunger Project (BHP) measures our success by the number of students receiving weekend food packages and the number of partner schools participating in our program. The long-term impact of BHP's weekend backpack program is to help reduce food insecurity in school children in underserved communities. Children who come to school hungry often exhibit trouble concentrating, lower math and reading scores, difficulty interacting with peers and lower graduation rates. By providing weekend food, we can improve their health and chances at success in school by removing one obstacle that prevents them from reaching their full potential.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

BALTIMORE HUNGER PROJECT LLC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
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

268.81

Average of 146.82 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

28.3

Average of 23.1 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6%

Average of 8% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

BALTIMORE HUNGER PROJECT LLC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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BALTIMORE HUNGER PROJECT LLC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of BALTIMORE HUNGER PROJECT LLC’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 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $136,717 $622,637 $374,105 $316,724
As % of expenses 96.1% 219.7% 70.7% 43.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $136,717 $622,461 $345,814 $316,724
As % of expenses 96.1% 219.5% 62.0% 43.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $278,953 $905,999 $903,312 $1,027,346
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 224.8% -0.3% 13.7%
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% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
Government grants 0.0% 0.1% 0.6% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.4% 99.3% 99.0% 99.6%
Other revenue 0.6% 0.5% 0.4% -0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $142,236 $283,362 $529,382 $721,665
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 99.2% 86.8% 36.3%
Personnel 14.7% 10.1% 26.0% 23.1%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.3% 0.9% 0.7%
Occupancy 15.7% 9.3% 10.2% 7.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 69.5% 80.2% 62.9% 69.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $142,236 $283,538 $557,673 $721,665
One month of savings $11,853 $23,614 $44,115 $60,139
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $880 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $154,089 $308,032 $601,788 $781,804

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 34.8 43.8 31.6 28.3
Months of cash and investments 34.8 43.8 31.6 28.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 34.7 43.8 31.3 28.2
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $413,056 $1,035,100 $1,392,224 $1,699,966
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,315 $4,195 $32,204 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 83.2% 98.1% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.6% 0.3% 1.1% 0.4%
Unrestricted net assets $411,783 $1,034,244 $1,380,058 $1,696,782
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $411,783 $1,034,244 $1,380,058 $1,696,782

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Lynne B. Kahn

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

BALTIMORE HUNGER PROJECT LLC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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BALTIMORE HUNGER PROJECT LLC

Board of directors
as of 12/31/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Alec Knight

Brooks Financial

Term: 2019 - 2024

Tracy Mandish

Nicole Miller

Alexis Seth

Graham Johnson

Maralee Clark

Bill Dockman

Sara Bennett

Arthur Kirk

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/31/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/31/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.