Cape Kid Meals Inc

Forestdale, MA   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Cape Kid Meals Inc

EIN: 83-2070464


The mission of Cape Kid Meals is to provide nutritional support to school aged children at risk of not having access to enough food over the weekend.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Tammy Leone

Main address

PO Box 36

Forestdale, MA 02644 USA

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Subject area info

Basic and emergency aid

Family services

Food aid

Population served info

Age groups

Social and economic status

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.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As a child-focused hunger relief program our goal is to provide nutritional support to children facing hunger in our community. Many children rely on school meals for their daily nutrition however over the weekends access to regular meals may be a challenge. Children who experience inconsistent access to food are at greater risk of experiencing illness and can impair academic achievement. Our program aims to help alleviate these issues by providing food to children who are food insecure. We do this through our weekend meal backpacks, school snacks and in school pantry programs.

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 Food Backpack Program

Cape Kid Meals provides food to over 715 children in 27 schools across the Cape. Our program provides food support to children over the weekend when school meals are not available. Schools identify the children and it is a confidential program, only the schools know who is participating. Volunteers meet weekly at one of the five packing centers and pack the bags then deliver them to the schools. The Cape's high cost of living makes it difficult for families to pay for their bills and food so our food bags help provide meals to children over the weekend. Each year our program has expanded and we now distribute over 100,000 meals annually.

Population(s) Served
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 children served

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

Weekend Food Backpack Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Number of meals delivered

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

Weekend Food Backpack Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


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.

Our organization sole focus is help fill the nutritional gaps created when school meals are not available to children. The primary goal is to ensure children facing food insecurity by providing nutritional support. Our program strives to alleviate stress and uncertainty families may face who lack consistent access to food. Additionally we hope that by providing this support it will positively impact children's ability to focus and learn while in school. Lastly, we aim to raise awareness of the issue of childhood hunger in our community.

We partner with The Greater Boston Food Bank, wholesale food suppliers and bulk retail stores to purchase at reduced cost, non-perishable food items that are easy to prepare and consume without adult supervision. These items typically include canned goods, grains, protein sources like peanut butter or canned meats, fruits, and healthy snacks. We have over 200 highly engaged volunteers who help us pack and deliver the weekend bags. Our program partners with the schools and other community organizations to help identify the children who would benefit. We write grants, work with committed donors and hold annual fundraising event(s) to raise the necessary funding. In addition, annually we seek feedback and make necessary adjustments to improve our impact.

Our organization is able to provide this program through a variety of key aspects. First we work to build strong community relationships, engaging with businesses, donors, foundations, schools and volunteers. We also collaborate with food banks and other community organizations to expand access to resources and funding opportunities. We have a robust volunteer base who help us to ensure smooth operations by playing a pivotal role in packing and delivery of the weekend food.

Cape Kid Meals began in 2 school in one town and now serve 37 schools in 17 towns across the Cape and Wareham. We serve over 1,200 students weekly through our weekend backpack, school snack and school pantry programs. We also partner with other organizations to provide families with food at a variety of resource fairs throughout the year. Our goal is to continue to grow and adapt our program to ensure we are having the most impact.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Since we serve children it is often difficult to get a large number of surveys back.


Cape Kid Meals Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
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 1.64 over 4 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.7 over 4 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2% over 4 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Cape Kid Meals Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Cape Kid Meals 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 2020 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $280,254 $452,235
As % of expenses 189.1% 123.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $280,254 $452,235
As % of expenses 189.1% 123.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $475,003 $830,559
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 99.8%
Other revenue -0.1% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $148,172 $366,682
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0%
Personnel 0.0% 27.0%
Professional fees 5.1% 3.6%
Occupancy 0.0% 6.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 94.9% 63.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $148,172 $366,682
One month of savings $12,348 $30,557
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $160,520 $397,239

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2022
Months of cash 30.5 12.1
Months of cash and investments 30.5 31.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 31.3 32.3
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2022
Cash $377,047 $370,511
Investments $0 $581,128
Receivables $55,939 $45,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 13.3%
Unrestricted net assets $386,409 $986,850
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $46,577 $0
Total net assets $432,986 $986,850

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2022
Material data errors No No


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

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

Executive Director

Tammy Leone

TDL Enterprises; Organizational Consultant working with business owners and leaders to identify ways to increase business. Aviva Life Insurance; Vice President Marketing; Arthur Anderson Consulting; Manager Over 25 years working in the financial industry.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Cape Kid Meals Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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Board of directors
as of 11/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Robert Walters

David Johnson

Grace Church

David Byrnes

Craig Campbell

Commercial Realty Advisors

Pam Gould

Sandwich Public Schools

Lynne McGraw

Emilie Bajorek

Cape Cod 5

Hope Hanscom

Mashpee Public Schools

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/14/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/14/2023

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

  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.