Better Business Bureau Report for
Kids' Meals, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2015


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: 205 W. Crosstimbers St.
  Houston, TX 77018
Phone: 713-695-4879
800-566-0084
Web Address: www.kidsmealshouston.com
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 provide healthy home delivered lunches, free of charge, to 1,700 hunger pre-school aged (5 and under) children, living in poverty, Monday through Friday, year-round.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Kids' Meals, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

In 2013, Kids' Meals delivered over 433,000 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, 2012, Kids' Meals, Inc.'s program expenses were:

  
Meals on Wheels for Kids 922,659
Total Program Expenses: $922,659
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Ruth Burrell, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$64,000

Chair of the Board: Jack Kins
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CFO

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 14

*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 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $873,276, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on Kids' Meals, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 728,503
In-Kind donations 415,404
Special event 144,773
Net assets released from restrictions: Restrictions satisfied by payments 45,089
Unrestricted investment income (loss) 9,542
Gain on sale of vehicle
Total Income $1,343,311


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $1,343,311
Program expenses $922,659
Fund raising expenses 59,277
Administrative expenses 126,207
Total expenses $1,108,143
Income in Excess of Expenses 235,168
Beginning net assets 431,058
Ending net assets 628,437
Total liabilities 4,190
Total assets $632,627


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Complaints

              

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

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