MOVEABLE FEAST LEXINGTON INC
474 Silver Maple Way
Lexington KY 40508
Contact Information
Nonprofit MOVEABLE FEAST LEXINGTON INC
Address 474 Silver Maple Way
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone (859) 252-2867
Fax 859 231-7899
Contact Name Terry Mullins
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1998
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement Moveable Feast's mission is to prepare and deliver fresh, nutritious meals five days a week to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS or under Hospice care, as well as to their caregivers and any dependent children in the home. All services of Moveable Feast Lexington are provided free of charge and without regard to race, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, or national origin.
Background Statement
Moveable Feast Lexington began in 1998 after a destitute artist with AIDS starved to death just a few blocks from City Hall. The late Michael Thompson, a well-known AIDS activist, and Carol Farmer began taking leftover food from local restaurants to people who needed it, focusing on individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Eventually they enlisted the help of the Episcopal AIDS Ministry, which helped raise the funds to remodel the kitchen at the St. Augustine Chapel on the University of Kentucky campus. From there, volunteers began preparing hot meals daily and driving them to clients, giving birth to the current organizational model. 
 
As the organization grew and matured, it began searching for a permanent headquarters. In 2010, Moveable Feast moved into its current home on the corner of Fifth St. and Silver Maple Way, in closer proximity to Fayette County's neediest families.  Built in the 1890s as a grocery store, the building required extensive renovation.  With the help of local sub-contractors, volunteers, staff, and board members, the building now houses a full working kitchen and administrative offices. 
 
 
 
 
Impact Statement
  • In 2010, Moveable Feast delivered nearly 32,000 meals to over 250 critically ill individuals in the Lexington/Fayette County area.
  • In addition to dinner, clients can receive lunch, weekly grocery bags, and ongoing nutritional counseling and education.
  • Approximately 200 volunteer hours a week are donated to deliver meals to clients' homes.
  • Moveable Feast receives 43% of its funding from public and private grants; the other 57% comes from private donations and fundraisers.
 
 
 
 
 
Needs Statement
  • Our greatest need is always volunteer drivers to deliver the food.  We are averaging 120 meals per day and running four routes per night.  That is a minium of four voulnteers an evening and most driver find it easier with a second person in the car.  Therefore that is eight volunteers per night.
  • Our next inportant is financial support.  Our 2011 budget projects an $8,580 loss for the year and it may be greater than that due to lower than expected fundraising totals during the year.  Possibly due to the lagging economy.
CEO/Executive Director Statement While several organizations exist to combat hunger in Fayette County, Moveable Feast is one of only two organizations offering home delivery and the only one that does not charge its clients a fee. Moveable Feast is committed to providing a comprehensive array of services to critically ill persons of all ages, not just the elderly.  Clients receive individualized nutritional counseling and menus to address specific health concerns or pharmaceutical side effects, including heart disease, renal problems, diabetes, diarrhea, and gluten intolerance.  Home visits from concerned, caring volunteers five days a week improve our clients' outlook and quality of life.
Board Chair Statement Moveable Feast of Lexington is a small Non-Profit organization that began 13 years ago to address the nutritional needs of friends with HIV/AIDS who were alone and too sick to shop for or cook their own food. The kitchen was started in a church that didn’t use their kitchen. Volunteers got food donated. Volunteers cooked the food and then delivered the food. Thirteen years later the organization owns a building which has lowered monthly overhead and has three employees which include the Executive Director, the Kitchen Manager and a kitchen assistant. I am proud of the low administrative Moveable Feast’s low administrative cost.

The organization has delivered over 300,000 meals in those thirteen years. Approximately 100 meals a day are delivered to HIV/AIDS clients and Hospice patients (starting in 2003) Monday through Friday evening by volunteers. Meals are provided to the client, the caregiver and any dependents in the home. Grocery bags are delivered once a week to supplement nutritional needs. Delivery has been cancelled only once because of dangerous roads conditions.

Our challenges are easy to understand: the rising cost of food, the competition for donor’s support and recruitment of volunteers to deliver the meals Monday through Friday. The Executive Director routinely monitors food costs which have risen dramatically in the last two years. Every effort is made by the staff to find bargains or opportunities to save money when purchasing food. The director has solicited food donations from national restaurant chains which have proved to be successful. A national pizza chain and Mexican food chain donate food on a weekly basis. Local organizations and schools donate canned goods.

The annual overall budget for Moveable Feast is approximately $172,000.00. The majority of those funds come from grants which continue to be smaller in dollars available, and with more competition for every dollar, and through fundraising. A significant amount of the board’s time and work involves fundraising. Over the last five years the board has developed several signature fundraising events which include the “Belmont BBQ” and “Cause for Pie”. The Belmont BBQ is held the same day as theBelmonthorse race, draws several hundred people to a lovely farm for a party, silent auction with wonderful entertainment. Cause for Pie is in the fall and the organization sells pies for Thanksgiving. A single pie sale will feed a client for a week.

Moveable Feast is the recipient of funds raised by other groups. The two most recent events were the second annual “Empty Bowl Event” sponsored by Bourbon andToulouse and Kentucky Mudworks which raised $6,500.00 this year and the “National Avenue Art Fest”.

Volunteer recruitment is done mostly through Social Media using Facebook and our website to generate interest. Competition for volunteer hours is increasing more difficult. The board has a goal of funding a Volunteer Coordinator position in the future.

Why do I, the board members, the staff and volunteers work so hard every year? Because we ensure that 100 people who would have no dinner each night are fed a nutritious meal once a day. Come ride with me one evening while I deliver one of the routes and you will know the difference we make to these people.

Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Fayette County
Board Chair
Board Chair Morris Hager
Company Affiliation Active Day Senior Care
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
William Ben Allen UK Office of Student Involvement
Alfreda Bart ClientVoting
Kirby Fullerton C&F AbogadosVoting
Debbie Gardner RN, BSNUK Health Care
Jeffery Gillispie General DynamicsVoting
Morris Hager Active Day Senior CareVoting
Troy Lyons Landmark Landscaping, LLC
Laura Martin Bank of the Bluegrass
Robert Morgan PG Howard Design / Living Arts & Science CenterVoting
Doug Rentz National Travel Assoc.
John Ridener BCTCVoting
Andrea White RNNurse Central BaptistVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 63%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 72%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 40%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Comments
CEO Comments
Board member and rentention has been a problem.  We are hoping to address this problem through improved Selection Criteria as above.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Terry R. Mullins
Term Start Mar 2003
Email terrymullins@feastlex.org
Experience
Mr Mullins holds two Bachlors Degrees form the University of Kentucky.  One the Humanities and one in the Sciences.
He has previously held positions in Motel Management, Horse Farm Management and opperated his own retail business for five years.
Mr Mullins has been a gay activest and AIDS activest for over 20+ years.  He has served on the CPG (Community Planning Group) which plans how the state should spend it's Federal grants for AIDS prevention.  He also was a long time member of the Board of Directors of the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (16 yrs) and presided as President of the Board (5 yrs).
He started at Moveable Feast as Client Services Director two months before we served our first meals in 1998 ans became Executive Director in March of 2003.
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 35
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr George Michael Thompson Feb 1998 - Feb
Senior Staff
Title Kitchen Manager
Experience/Biography
Worked in kitchen at Sayre Christian Village & as assistnt here for 2 yrs prior to becoming Kitchen Manager.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
Comments
CEO Comments
The only challenge in management faces at Moveable Feast Lexington, Inc. is lack of resources to hire a Client Services Director/Volunteer Coordnator.  One person could do the job of both positions which now the Executive Director must do along with the other duties of his position.  At least a third to a half of the E.D.'s time is consumed with these functions. 
 
There is an up side to that however in that the E.D.  has direct knowledge to all daily aspects to the daily running of the organization and can react to any problems the clients or volunteers may have.
Description
Moveable Feast Lexington, Inc. has only one program; to provide nutrritional support to those in Fayette County Kentucky with HIV/AIDS and those on Hospice Care, their caregiver and any dependants in the home.
 
This is accomplished through preparing and delivering, to the home, a hot, nutritious meal five days a week.  Clients also recieve a weekly grocery bag to supplement their nutritional needs. 
Budget 176000
Category
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments
The largest challenges continue to be enough dedicated volunteers to deliver the food and financial concerns.
 
We are continually advertising for volunteers in every way that we can economically afford.
 
Financial concerns are being addressed through fundraising and grant writing.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
Moveable Feast Lexington, Inc. collaborates with AVOL (AIDS Volunteers of Lexington), Hospice of the Bulegrass, Bluegrass Care Clinic and Gods Pantry.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $237,410.00
Projected Expenses $237,410.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$152,413$145,345$83,489
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$152,413$145,345$83,489
Individual Contributions$72,026$94,490$201,707
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$9,893$50--
Investment Income, Net of Losses$404$296$307
Membership Dues------
Special Events$13,006$12,306$12,065
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$400--$39
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$195,646$191,157$193,580
Administration Expense$17,941$19,597$15,362
Fundraising Expense$250$157$950
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.161.201.42
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%91%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$408,066$376,341$337,488
Current Assets$265,457$230,529$185,944
Long-Term Liabilities$105,597$108,212$110,383
Current Liabilities$9,943$9,908$10,460
Total Net Assets$292,526$258,221$216,645
Form 990s
2016 990
2015 990
2014 990
2013 990
2012 990
2011 990EZ
2010 990EZ
2009 990EZ
2008 990EZ
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
Moveable Feast Lexington, Inc. is facing a short fall in funds at this time and is projected to run a deficit this year.  There is money in reserve so it is not a crisis at this time.  However as with any non-profit we must bring in what we spend in a fisical year over the long haul.  We have developed a fundraising plan for 2012 that we hope will bring in the needed extra funds.
 
Our 2011 shortfall we believe has to do with the over all economic situation in this state and the country as a whole.  All of our fundraising efforts have fallen just a little short of what they were the year before while expenses continue to go up.  Food costs in particular have jumped and that of course, being in the business of feeding peolpe, hits us hard.
 
Along with the fundraising being down grant money is also taking a hit.  We have seen our city money cut the last two years, 10% for 2011 - 2012 and expect another cut for 2012 - 2013.  Fayette County was granted no money from the federal EFSP (Emergency Food and Shelter Program) in 2011 from which we also get funds. 
 
Private foundation money is also down.  We took a 20% cut from Gamma Mu in the last year.
 
On the brighter side we have enough in reserve to sustain us for the next year at present levels of giving and believe that our fundraising plan will increase our intake.  That would allow us to build our reserves back providing the economy starts to improve and grants do not get cut any more.
Foundation Staff Comments  This organization filed for an extension to file its 2015 990.
Address 474 Silver Maple Way
Lexington, KY 40508
Primary Phone 859 252-2867
Contact Email feastlex@feastlex.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Terry R. Mullins
Board Chair Morris Hager
Board Chair Company Affiliation Active Day Senior Care