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Laguna Food Pantry

 20652 B Laguna Canyon Road
 Laguna Beach, CA 92651
[P] (949) 497-7121
[F] (949) 497-7121
[email protected]
Anne Belyea
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Organization DBA Laguna Food Pantry
Former Names Laguna Resource Center or Laguna Relief & Resource Coalition (2010)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 33-0593551 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

Providing opportunity for improvement in the lives of our shoppers, volunteers and the greater community by providing free, nutritious groceries to families and individuals in need.

Mission Statement

Providing opportunity for improvement in the lives of our shoppers, volunteers and the greater community by providing free, nutritious groceries to families and individuals in need.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $1,675,624.00
Projected Revenue $1,692,104.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Laguna Food Pantry

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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


Mission Statement

Providing opportunity for improvement in the lives of our shoppers, volunteers and the greater community by providing free, nutritious groceries to families and individuals in need.

Background Statement

The Laguna Food Pantry operates the only food pantry in the immediate area. Food is the most essential human need. No one should have to choose between paying the rent or feeding their loved ones. No one should go hungry.

The Laguna Relief & Resource Coalition (former name) was created to provide food and other needs to residents affected by the 1993 fires; it also provided relief to flood victims in 2011.  The organization has evolved into Laguna Food Pantry to allow the all-volunteer organization to do only what it does best: give away groceries to those in need. 

Impact Statement

Laguna Food Pantry provides free groceries to around 100 shoppers per day who use the groceries to feed many more family members who face difficult financial choices with their limited resources. Over 2,600 families and individuals depend upon Laguna Food Pantry. Our numbers are growing. The number of shoppers increases i each year.

Needs Statement

  • Food donations
  • Funds to purchase food
  • Gas cards or funds to reimburse volunteer drivers for gas
  • Operating expenses
  • Drivers
  • Volunteers

CEO Statement

Laguna Food Pantry has an open-door policy. We respect privacy and human dignity. Laguna Food Pantry's facility in Laguna Canyon is filled with groceries and good cheer. Hundreds of families arrive each week in need and leave with nourishment and hope. It is the organization's intention  to never turn anyone away and provide a positive experience.

Board Chair Statement

We believe no one should go hungry.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Laguna Food Pantry always welcomes donations of food, particularly our most popular items such as breakfast cereal, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce and canned tuna. Monetary donations are most appreciated as they allow us to purchase many pounds of food for each dollar at regional food banks such as Second Harvest Food Bank.

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
South Orange County
Central Orange County
Shoppers primarily live or work in Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, and Santa Ana, but shoppers from all over Orange County visit. 

Organization Categories

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



Laguna Food Pantry

Food Procurement Program: Laguna Food Pantry offers free, fresh groceries to low-income families and individuals who live, work, or attend school in or near Laguna Beach. 
Budget  $434,828.00
Category  Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Families Homeless Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success  Laguna Food Pantry has developed relationships with Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Albertsons, Gelsons and other grocery stores to accept food that would be discarded and instead is enjoyed by countless families and individuals. The number of people served has increase over the previous year.
Program Long-Term Success  Focus on providing food only has made the organization sustainable and allowed it to flourish serving more shoppers in need each year.
Program Success Monitored By  Daily data collection and inventory management. 
Examples of Program Success  --


CEO/Executive Director Anne Belyea
CEO Term Start Aug 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Masters of Business Administration
Senior Analyst, City of Laguna Beach
Former Laguna Food Pantry Board member and  volunteer 

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
-- -- --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Certified Green Business City of Laguna Beach 2017


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


Second Harvest

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 130
Number of Contract Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Susan Thomas
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Jan 2019 - Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Gregg Abel Abel Design & Construction; Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Voting
Cynthia Carson -- Voting
Patti Gallagher -- Voting
Lesli Henderson -- Voting
Marianna Hof Retired Voting
Dr. Korey Jorgensen Physician Voting
Suriya Khan -- Voting
John Kirtz -- Voting
Patricia O'Brien UCLA, Dean of College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences (retired) Voting
Alison Schweitzer First Republic Bank Voting
Dr. Diane Silber Clinical Psychologist, Retired Voting
Dr. Igal Silber Pediatric Urologist, Retired Voting
Susan Thomas Emerald Bay Service District Voting
Lisa Wolter -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): 1 Mixed
Gender Female: 10
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

We are an active working Board supported by over 100 volunteers. Many Board members also volunteer weekly in the Laguna Food Pantry facility  Keeping this almost all-volunteer organization fully staffed is always a challenge, but energetic new volunteers seem to find us on a regular basis and usually stay to help us with our tremendously rewarding work.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Operations
  • Volunteer


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year Dec 01, 2018 to Nov 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,692,104.00
Projected Expenses $1,675,624.00
Form 990s

2018 Form 990

2017 Fprm, 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $1,601,697 $1,703,132 $1,531,273
Total Expenses $1,583,965 $1,705,404 $1,475,255

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$335,630 $226,199 $255,999
Government Contributions $6,000 $6,000 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $6,000 $6,000 --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $623 $742 $445
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $29,214 $20,406 $34,022
Revenue In-Kind $1,230,230 $1,449,785 $1,240,807
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $1,509,528 $1,660,312 $1,437,946
Administration Expense $51,934 $34,822 $29,955
Fundraising Expense $22,503 $10,270 $7,354
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.00 1.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses 95% 97% 97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 6% 4% 3%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $231,723 $212,945 $206,080
Current Assets $213,290 $191,278 $182,079
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $231,723 $212,945 $206,080

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose The Capital Campaign is for a small prefabricated addition to the Laguna Food Pantry facility to provide additional on site food storage as well as equipment and refrigeration.. 
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates Sept 2018 - Nov 2019
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.