Masters Table Community Meals
PO Box 175
Ansonia CT 06401-0175
Contact Information
Address PO Box 175
Ansonia, CT 06401-0175
Telephone (203) 732-7792 x
Fax 0-N/A
E-mail info@masterstablemeals.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
Master's Table Community Meals' mission is to provide a monthly meal to the homeless, near homeless, veterans, low to moderate income families and individuals. Our goal is to reduce food insecurity.
 
Our Mission Statement:
A place where all are welcome and treated with respect & kindness. To offer food, hope & assistance for the needs of our community.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2013
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Board Chair There is no Board Chair at this time.
Board Chair Company Affiliation
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $32,900.00
Projected Expenses $15,300.00
Statements
Mission
Master's Table Community Meals' mission is to provide a monthly meal to the homeless, near homeless, veterans, low to moderate income families and individuals. Our goal is to reduce food insecurity.
 
Our Mission Statement:
A place where all are welcome and treated with respect & kindness. To offer food, hope & assistance for the needs of our community.
Background
Master’s Table Community Meals, Inc. was formed exclusively for charitable purposes. Specifically Master’s Table Community Meals, Inc. offers food, hope and assistance to the needy of our community, through a community meal and related services.
In an effort to help combat hunger and to provide a place of hospitality and fellowship, Master’s Table provides monthly community dinners for the local community. Meals are held each month at the Assumption Church in Ansonia, CT (former location was Christ Episcopal Church in Ansonia). We usually have our community meals on the last Sunday of the month because we feel that this is the time when people need it most. Most assistance checks are received at the beginning of the month and by the time the bills are paid there is very little left to get through the month.
Our goal is to provide a place where all are welcomed with kindness and acceptance. In addition to the meal and social interaction, guests also have access to donated bread from Panera Bread to help further provide for their needs.
Attendance at dinners has grown from an initial count of 23 individuals to an average of 80 to 120 guests. The dinners are advertised on a local access television channel, on community websites, in local papers and by distributing flyers to area businesses, churches, food banks, and community organizations such as the YMCA, Senior Centers, CT Works and TEAM.
While feeding the hungry is our main focus, all are welcome to share a meal with their neighbors and to enjoy time together as a community. Monthly meals vary and themed events have included a summer barbeque as well as Halloween and holiday events. Local musicians have also donated their time and entertainment for monthly meals.
Master’s Table was incorporated in September of 2011. Based on the growing needs of our community, a group of volunteers, when asked what they “want”, decided that they “want to make a difference” and with that belief and support, have worked together to help others with their wants and needs for food and fellowship.
A dedicated board of directors meets monthly to discuss fundraisers, future meals, and to set the direction and goals of the organization. Meals are made possible through the generous donations of local businesses and various fundraising activities. Meals are prepared and planned through the volunteer efforts of a culinary chef.
On the day of our dinners guests are greeted at the door and asked their age and what town they are from. This is done in order to keep our own records of who we are serving and to evaluate our advertising efforts at reaching those in need. Everyone that comes through our doors is guaranteed one free hot meal. Meals are setup using a buffet line that is attended by volunteers who serve the food. A substantial helping is given because we know that for some this may be their only meal of the day. Along with the meal we provide non-alcoholic and non-carbonated drinks and desserts. Social volunteers interact with our guests to see how they are doing and if they need any type of assistance. Leftovers are packed and offered to our guests or are donated to a shelter. After the guests are done with their dinner they are welcome to stay and socialize.
Master’s Table has been supported through the generous contributions of the local community. Local establishments have provided assistance through food and monetary donations, as well as through their participation in various fundraising events. Donation boxes have been placed in local businesses to solicit contributions from their patrons.

In addition, funds have been solicited through participation in local community activities, such as a local “Harvest Festival” and through participation in a “Souper Bowl” fundraising event hosted by a local minor league hockey team (Bridgeport Sound Tigers). In addition to monetary or food donations, individuals or organizations have also helped through the contribution of paper goods and clothing.

Impact
Accomplishmensts from 2016:
   * Increased monthly meals to two
   * Received donations from the Diocese of Hartford, as well as acquired new monthly sponsors
   * Had our first annual fundraiser that was very successful
   * Added two new board members with community experience
 
 Goals for 2017:
    * Add more monthly sponsors/donors
    * Add new board members who have experience in our community
    * Increase our visibility to potential donors and potential guests
    * Add new volunteers to help with our increased volume and dinners
    * Continue with our annual fundraiser
    * Add another meal or program
Needs
Our most pressing needs are:
  • Raise more awareness and grow our monthly sponsors
  • Looking for an experienced Chef
  • Our finances to be audited
  • Kitchen equipment/update kitchen we are using
  • Someone to manage/update our website
  • Develop and create marketing materials
CEO Statement
There is no other entity like Master's Table Community Meals in the Valley area. Our funds do not come from the state or federal government. Everyone in our organization is a volunteer including the President and all of our board members. 100% of the donations we receive are used to serve our mission, we do not have to worry about paying for a staff. Everyone who comes through our doors is treated as an "individual" with respect, kindness and no judgement.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Food Programs
Secondary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Tertiary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Soup Kitchens
Areas Served
Ansonia
Derby
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Milford
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
New Haven
West Haven
Programs
Description  Two Monthly meals provided on Sundays, dates and times vary. They are located in the Assumption Church Hall, which is located at 61 N Cliff St in Ansonia.
Population Served Homeless / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Our short-term success is to provide free nutritious meals to everyone who comes in our door. We have never had to turn anyone away for lack of food as we always have a backup plan if we run out of our main meal.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

When there is no longer any individual or family that is food insecure we would have succeeded.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. This program is monitored by our board of directors. Our chef monitors the quality of our meals and our treasurer monitors the ability to provide the meals on a limited budget. We also keep a log of the number of guests that we serve at each meal.
Program Comments
CEO Comments


CEO/Executive Director
Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Valley Council Agency Program of the YearValley Council2015
Board Chair
There is no Board Chair at this time.
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Cary Carpino Board Member
Mr. James Fedak Jr.President
Mrs. Janette Fedak Vice President
Mr. Vincent LaRocca Board Member
Ms. Marisol Lugo Board Member
Mrs. Joan McCabe Board Member
Mr. Patrick McCabe Board Member
Mrs. Marie Moura Board Member
Mr. Mark Riccio Treasurer
Mrs. Loreen Williams Secretary
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 6
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $32,900.00
Projected Expenses $15,300.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902015
Form 9902014
Form 9902013
Form 9902012
IRS Letter of Exemption
Determination Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$7,083$7,002$9,362
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.301.270.85
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$2,719$0$0
Current Assets$2,719$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$2,719$0$0
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments The $32,900 income projection for 2017 is made up of private donations, donation jars, monthly donors, revenue from fundraisers and some grants. The surplus of $17,600 will be used towards any unforeseen expenses in 2017 and will then carryover to 2018 to use towards our mission of providing dinners. 
 
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

 

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