Better Business Bureau Report for
Kids' Meals, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Kids' Meals, Inc.
Address: P. O. Box 10879
  Houston, TX 77206
Phone: 713-695-4879
Web Address:
Also known as:Kids' Meals
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1991, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Kids' Meals mission is to end hunger among children by delivering nutritious meals to the doors of preschool children in need, free of cost, every weekday, year round.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Kids' Meals, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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In 2014, Kids' Meals delivered over 555,303 lunches to children. Kids' Meals could not have done this without the help of over 21,000 volunteer hours. At their Christmas party, hundreds of children met Santa and received food and toys.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Kids' Meals, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Meals on Wheels 931,898
Total Program Expenses: $931,898
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Chief Executive : Cristina Vetrano, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Kyle Schuenemann
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Senior Divisional VP, MFS Investment Management

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 17

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,200,378, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Kids' Meals, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 640,676
In-Kind 301,181
Special Events 258,521
Net assets released from restrictions 28,428
Other income 342
Net loss on asset dispositions -1,546
Total Income $1,227,602


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $1,227,602
Program expenses $931,898
Fund raising expenses 101,555
Administrative expenses 140,227
Total expenses $1,173,680
Income in Excess of Expenses 53,922
Beginning net assets 628,437
Other Changes in Net Assets 15,423
Ending net assets 672,785
Total liabilities 18,105
Total assets $690,890

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The BBB has processed no complaints regarding this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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