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Lovin Spoonfuls Inc.

 1304 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite E
 Boston, MA 02134
[P] (617) 390-4450
[F] (617) 208-8471
www.lovinspoonfulsinc.org
[email protected]
Ashley Stanley
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INCORPORATED: 2010
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 27-1810597

LAST UPDATED: 08/10/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Lovin' Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin' Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin' Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental, and economic impact that food waste has on our community.


Mission Statement

Lovin' Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin' Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin' Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental, and economic impact that food waste has on our community.



FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $1,500,000.00
Projected Expense $1,458,810.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Food Rescue

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Lovin' Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin' Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin' Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental, and economic impact that food waste has on our community.



Background Statement

Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food, and as of 2015, the rate of food insecurity in Suffolk, Middlesex, and Norfolk Counties was 14.9%, 8.7%, and 8.6% respectively. Today, there are 600,000 Massachusetts residents combating food insecurity on a daily basis, including 200,000 children. Meanwhile, 40% of food produced in the United States is wasted every year, occupying landfills and not reaching those in need.

We believe hunger relief is not a matter of supply, but rather a matter of distribution, and by bridging the gap between abundance and the need, our food rescue model is an innovative approach to utilizing existing resources, protecting our future, and meeting the needs of our local communities.


Impact Statement

Since 2010, Lovin’ Spoonfuls has rescued and distributed more than 10,000,000 pounds of healthy, fresh food to nonprofit partner organizations throughout the Greater Boston and MetroWest regions of Massachusetts. We are now rescuing 65,000 pounds of food and serving 35,000 food insecure individuals each week, while working with 75 vendors and 143 nonprofit partner organizations. Lovin’ Spoonfuls has also expanded to fifteen staff members and six refrigerated vehicles, developed solid relationships with state officials, and built a strong leadership board.

Needs Statement

Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food, and as of 2015, the rate of food insecurity in Suffolk, Middlesex, and Norfolk Counties was 14.9%, 8.7%, and 8.6% respectively. Today, there are 600,000 Massachusetts residents combating food insecurity on a daily basis, including 200,000 children. Meanwhile, 40% of food produced in the United States is wasted every year, occupying landfills and not reaching those in need.

We believe hunger relief is not a matter of supply, but rather a matter of distribution, and by bridging the gap between abundance and the need, our food rescue model is an innovative approach to utilizing existing resources, protecting our future, and meeting the needs of our local communities.


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
METROWEST REGION, MA
Allston, Arlington, Ashland, Back Bay, Bedford, Bellingham, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Charlestown, Chelsea, Chestnut Hill, Concord, Dedham, Dorchester, East Boston, Everett, Fenway, Framingham, Hopkinton, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Malden, Marlborough, Mattapan, Medway, Melrose, Milford, Mission Hill, Natick, Needham, Newton, North End, Northborough, Norwood, Quincy, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, South End, Southborough, Sudbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, West End, West Roxbury, Westborough, Weston, Westwood, and Woburn.

Organization Categories

  1. Food, Agriculture & Nutrition - Food, Agriculture & Nutrition NEC
  2. Human Services - Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
  3. Environment -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Food Rescue

Lovin’ Spoonfuls routinely collects fresh, perishable food from over sixty food sources such as Whole Foods Markets, Trader Joe’s, and Stop & Shop Supermarkets, as well as multiple local farms, produce wholesalers, and colleges. This food goes directly to over 140 local food assistance entities including Pine Street Inn, Boston Rescue Mission, Haley House, Elizabeth Peabody House and Bridge Over Troubled Waters, among others. Through Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ straightforward and effective model, food sources are able to reduce their waste disposal costs and emissions footprint while contributing a tax-deductible food donation to their community. Our focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains allows our partner organizations to consistently serve their clients healthy and wholesome meals without increasing their own operating costs.
Budget  $1,200,000.00
Category  Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Homeless Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success  Lovin’ Spoonfuls helps social assistance agencies offer healthier food to their clients and helps balance their budget since they do not have to purchase that food from other sources. Additionally, the populations served by the agencies we deliver to often have little choice of what types of food they eat. They are subject to whatever is served at the organization at which they receive their meals. By ensuring these agencies have healthy food available, we are helping to expand the range of food options for these individuals.
Program Long-Term Success 
While 49 million Americans struggle daily with food insecurity, forty percent of all food produced in the U.S. goes to waste each year. Food is wasted at every level from the field to the retail shelf. American taxpayers spend $1 billion annually to incinerate discarded food, resulting in almost 4% of total U.S. oil consumption. This exists alongside the fact that one in five people in Boston are food insecure, meaning they do not always know where they will find their next meal.
 
While the multifaceted problems of food waste and food insecurity co-exist globally, our work aims to provide a local solution that will create substantive changes to our food system and hunger relief efforts in Boston and beyond. Access to nutritious food should be a right, not a privilege. By bridging the gap between abundance and need, our work aims to ensure everyone in our community has access to the types of food necessary to sustain a healthy life.
  
Program Success Monitored By  Lovin' Spoonfuls utilizes a variety of metrics to monitor the success of our food rescue program. Three main performance indicators include the number of pounds of food rescued, the number of food establishments that donate food and the number of beneficiary organizations served. We weigh and record every food donation that we receive in order to track types and quantities of specific food items over the course of the year. In addition to these quantitative results, we also survey our partner organizations to receive client population data and qualitative feedback on our performance as an organization. 
Examples of Program Success 

 Since 2010, Lovin’ Spoonfuls rescued and distributed more than 10,000,000 pounds of healthy fresh food to over 140 non-profit partner organizations that collectively serve more than 35,000 food-insecure individuals and families each week. Lovin’ Spoonfuls has expanded to fifteen full-time staff and six refrigerated vehicles, developed solid relationships with state officials and built a strong leadership board. We have been fortunate to develop a committed culinary panel filled with industry experts, celebrity chefs, and influential advocates for food justice. In addition, we are proud that we have built solid and effective relationships with many government officials including both State and U.S. Senators and Representatives.

 
 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Ashley Stanley
CEO Term Start Jan 2010
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Lauren Palumbo Chief Operating Officer --
Ms. Amber Tillson Development Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Lovin' Spoonfuls and the Greater Boston Food Bank are partnered under an MOU which focuses on data sharing, efficient utilization of resources, and food recovery support; through this partnership, both organizations have gained a better understanding of how food is being directed throughout Eastern Massachusetts, and have worked together to ensure more food is rescued, and more people are fed.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 75
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 13
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 8
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Sandy Cades
Board Chair Company Affiliation Communities For People, Inc.
Board Chair Term Jan 2015 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Adam Amontea Cafco Construction Management, LLC Voting
Mr. Sandy Cades Communities For People Voting
Mr. James Eisenstein Grupo TorreSur Voting
Ms. Dorothy Puhy Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Voting
Ms. Ashley Stanley Lovin' Spoonfuls Inc Exofficio
Mr. Andy Youniss Rocket Software Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 60%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $5,694,585 $4,072,101 $2,036,318
Total Expenses $6,061,821 $4,264,859 $1,663,674

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $538,001 $537,051 $918,663
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- $-126
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $258,892 $221,246 $228,755
Revenue In-Kind $4,807,554 $3,281,690 $884,825
Other $90,138 $32,114 $4,201

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $5,649,289 $3,929,997 $1,378,485
Administration Expense $195,817 $148,750 $130,913
Fundraising Expense $216,715 $186,112 $154,276
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.94 0.95 1.22
Program Expense/Total Expenses 93% 92% 83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 27% 25% 13%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $664,709 $942,889 $900,997
Current Assets $427,286 $688,350 $675,377
Long-Term Liabilities $115,410 $119,416 $46,951
Current Liabilities $361,664 $268,602 $106,417
Total Net Assets $187,635 $554,871 $747,629

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.18 2.56 6.35

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 17% 13% 5%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's audited financials. 
 
Please note, in FY17 "Other" revenue includes a capital lease.

Documents


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