Carol's Kitchen, Inc.

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Beaumont, CA   |
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Carol's Kitchen, Inc.

EIN: 33-0819778


Strengthen our communities by ensuring that anyone in need has access to a FREE hot, nutritious meal, take home groceries, gently worn clothing and referrals to additional services.

Ruling year info


President, Board of Directors

Mr Vince Conway


Mrs. Ann Blair

Main address

244 Maple Ave. Suite W

Beaumont, CA 92223 USA

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Subject area info


Free goods distribution

Food aid

Population served info

Children and youth


Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

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NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Carol’s Kitchen is working on the large and ever growing problem of hunger in the San Gorgonio Pass and surrounding areas of Southern California, including the cities of Beaumont, Banning, Cabazon, San Jacinto and Hemet. As our mission states we want to ensure that anyone who is hungry can be served a free, hot, nutritious meal in any of our kitchens.

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?

Feeding the Hungry

Prepare and serve nutritious hot meals to anyone who enters our doors. We serve FREE Hot lunches to anyone who is hungry. We serve meals 10 times a week from 5 different locations. We serve on Monday and Thursday in Beaumont, Cabazon and Hemet, CA. We serve on Tuesday and Friday in Banning and San Jacinto, CA. This totals over 5,000 FREE hot nutritious meals a month that we serve. These meals are prepared fresh the morning of our kitchen being open. Our guests also get a drink of choice and a desert of their choice delivered to them. Once they are done dining with us they can chose some fresh groceries to take home with them and select something from our Carol's Closet of gently used clothing or books, nick knacks, and other various items.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

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 meals delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status, Health

Related Program

Feeding the Hungry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

This number is the total number of meals served at all of our kitchens in the stated year.

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.

Carol’s Kitchen is planning to accomplish the following goals:
 Increase our meal distribution by 10% over 2023.
 Create and retain a sustainable volunteer workforce.
 Track and maintain financial stability.
 Increase community awareness.
 Increase monetary donations via many varied activities.
 Continue to obtain grants to help fund Carol’s Kitchen mission.

Carol’s Kitchen has approved their 2023 Strategic Plan. (See attached) We
plan to use this as our operational roadmap. We will have quarterly reviews
of our progress on our key performance indicators to assist us on staying on
track. Carol’s Kitchen is committed to a growing and successful year.

Carol’s Kitchen is an organization which is ‘built to last’ and continues its
mission to feed the hungry in the San Gorgonio Pass and surrounding communities because
hunger never goes away. This is demonstrated by 25 years of continuous service and over 1,000,000 FREE hot nutritious meals served.
Carol’s Kitchen has a strong Board of Directors with officers who are
dedicated to accomplishing Carol’s Kitchen mission of ‘feeding the hungry’.

Carol's Kitchen also has a solid team of 130 kitchen and behind-the-scenes volunteers, kitchen
managers, and an Executive Director with a support team dedicated to
ensure our success. In addition we are funded by many donors, grants,
and corporate sponsors who support us financially. We also receive in-kind
support from local retail establishments, growers, and other vendors to
assist us in feeding the hungry

In 2023 Carol’s Kitchen’s major accomplishments include the following:

 Over the past 12 months, we have increased the number of meals served
from 3,000 per month to almost 6,000 per month.
 We have moved into a new warehouse facility and increased our warehouse space from
800 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft., in order to accommodate our growing need to provide to the hungry.
 We added needed administrative support and an additional driver to accommodate our growth.
- We opened a new kitchen in 2022 in San Jacinto, CA

What is next?
 Continue to provide almost 6,000 free meals a month to anyone who is hungry.
 Continue to provide extra free groceries to all our guests.
 Continue to hand out slightly used clothing for free.
 Continue to keep a strong Board of Directors.
 Continue to reach out to neighboring communities where the need for
our services keeps rising. Grow our ability to serve the hungry
in the surrounding areas.
 Increase our revenue generating activities through fundraisers and semi-annual appeal letters.
- Encourage local businesses to become our partners in our mission.
 Expand our search for Grants to help us fulfill our mission of "Feeding The Hungry."


Carol's Kitchen, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Carol's Kitchen, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Carol's Kitchen, Inc.

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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Carol's Kitchen, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Carol's Kitchen, 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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $2,842 $452,954 $23,242 $109,409 $175,955
As % of expenses 1.3% 73.9% 2.9% 13.0% 17.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $0 $434,155 -$1,707 $54,636 $76,985
As % of expenses 0.0% 68.7% -0.2% 6.1% 6.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $259,484 $830,917 $850,162 $950,136 $1,127,597
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 220.2% 2.3% 11.8% 18.7%
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 0.5% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.4%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.5% 99.9% 99.8% 100.0% 99.2%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $217,579 $613,237 $807,324 $842,271 $1,018,752
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 181.8% 31.6% 4.3% 21.0%
Personnel 0.0% 10.8% 13.5% 17.1% 15.3%
Professional fees 0.0% 1.5% 2.6% 3.8% 0.7%
Occupancy 19.2% 6.4% 6.1% 8.2% 7.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 80.8% 81.2% 77.9% 70.9% 76.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $220,421 $632,036 $832,273 $897,044 $1,117,722
One month of savings $18,132 $51,103 $67,277 $70,189 $84,896
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $102,510 $0 $0 $178,462
Total full costs (estimated) $238,553 $785,649 $899,550 $967,233 $1,381,080

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 0.0 6.2 5.4 6.2 5.0
Months of cash and investments 0.0 6.2 5.4 6.2 5.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.0 6.9 5.7 6.5 5.3
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $0 $318,379 $363,207 $436,748 $428,645
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $184,505 $184,505 $223,776 $276,155
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 54.6% 73.1% 84.7% 58.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $0 $434,155 $432,448 $487,084 $564,069

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
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

President, Board of Directors

Mr Vince Conway


Ann Blair

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Carol's Kitchen, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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Carol's Kitchen, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 07/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Mr Vince Conway

Carol's Kitchen

Term: 2018 - 2026

Board co-chair

Ann Blair

Carol's Kitchen

Term: 2020 - 2024

Ann Blair

Kathy Conway

Vince Conway

Randy Brown

Leeann McLaughlin

Cindy Connors

Rick Hoyt

Peter Fernandez

Cassandra Barth

Fred Weck

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/1/2024

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