Eternal Bread Of Life Outreach Ministry Inc
P.O.Box 581
To reach children, families, and neighbors of our community by providing them with Days of Celebration and helping to empower them to take responsibility for turning their lives around with a sense of pride and readiness to succeed. 
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Neil McArthur Jr.
Board Chair Rev. Neil McArthur Jr.
Board Chair Affiliation Sarasota Military Academy
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2001
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Nov 2014
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS LetterView
Other Documents
EBOL OverviewView
Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner 25 year traditionView
Annual dinner serves up both hope and fellowshipView
Turkeys needed for ThanksgivingView
Herald Tribune Article on EBOL 2006View
Impact Statement
The July 4th Jubilee BBQ Outreach has served over 400 participants, including but not limited to the homeless, veterans, and the elderly, as well as families of low socioeconomic status.  Through this event EBOL provided free food, transportation, non perishable food items, clothing, personal care items, and bus tickets.  EBOL also provides music, words of encouragement to participants and a list of community resources and local support services. 

The Hugs (Help Us Give School Supplies) and Smiles and the Go the Second Mile Back to School Program have served 565 children and provided clothing items and shoes, backpacks filled with school supplies, and personal care items, as well as breakfast, lunch, and a snack. More than 250 at risk children also received free physical exams, dental checkups, and eye exams. A parent workshop was also provided by the Sarasota County School Board and over 50 parents participated.   

The annual Pre-Thanksgiving program is EBOL’s first and largest program/event offered by the agency. Transportation is provided to and from this event, and participants receive a formal dinner, as well as personal care items, non perishable food items, and blankets. EBOL also distributes Thanksgiving baskets and last year provided 500 food baskets for families throughout the community, which fed approximately 3,500 people.  

Christmas Joy for Our Children at Christmas has served over 500 children and has provided toys, clothing and school supplies to children of low socioeconomic status.  EBOL also provides gifts and personal care items to the elderly, as well as gift cards so that participants can purchase items for Christmas dinner.
Teen Fire Youth Services is a summer camp program that serves 50 urban youth ages 10-17 and provides a camp experience and trip to Missouri for twelve days as part of the Kids Across America Program. 
Needs Statement
The major needs of Eternal Bread Of life Outreach are as follows:
  1.  Funds to enable us to provide food items, clothing items, school supplies, books, toys, and gift cards, as well as funds to enable us to provide rent and utility assistance to program participants, which include adults, children, families, elderly, veterans, and the homeless.
  2. Transportation for program participants to assist with getting them to and from events.  
  3. Increased partnerships and collaborations with community volunteers and area businesses who share our mission and who want to become actively involved by donating time and/or in kind donations.
  4. A photographer and/or video/graphic designer to capture events and update the website and brochures for educational, marketing and fundraising purposes.
  5. Office space in order to meet with program participants, as well as store items (i.e. non perishable foods, educational materials, school supplies, clothing, etc.) integral to our programs.
Background Statement
Eternal Bread of Life Outreach (EBOL) serves both Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Southwest Florida, and since 1998 has provided several services and programs to thousands of adults, children, and families, including the elderly, veterans, and the homeless. Reverend Neil McArthur and his wife Shirley McArthur are the founders of EBOL and the program was birthed while ministering on street corners in Newtown located in North Sarasota. The McArthur’s watched for years as the poverty stricken community struggled with ongoing issues related to drugs, violence, and government dependence, they came in contact with many homeless, unemployed, and working poor individuals, and knew they had to do something to make a positive impact on these individuals and the community at large. Now 25 years later, through the McArthur’s efforts, thousands of families of low socioeconomic status, elderly, and the homeless have received school supplies, gift cards, food baskets, personal care items, and annual turkey dinners, and Christmas gifts and meals. EBOL also offers a summer camp program, Teen Fire Youth Services, which assists 50 children ages 10-17 to experience a life changing experience for 12 days in Missouri as part of the Kids Across America program. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments
EBOL Outreach serves
Fl- Sarasota
Fl- Manattee
Fl-North Port
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Secondary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Tertiary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Again this year, Eternal Bread of Life Outreach is preparing the way to assist those in need in our community. We endeavor to serve, educate, and support individuals and families within the community, as well as feed the hungry. Through our programs, many lives have been transformed and several past and present program participants have been empowered. Through the generosity of our collaborators and volunteers, who have offered their time, effort, and talents, we have been able to serve and assist those in need. I am just really touched when I see a person who is struggling with a low income or a depressed person feeling hopeless, with a smile and a look of renewed hope and encouragement, and that makes it worth it all.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
All of EBOL’s programs and events are facilitated with the help of volunteers, and our executive management team is also not financially compensated. EBOL operates with minimal overhead expenses, as most of our advertising and marketing materials are donated. Because EBOL operates on minimal overhead, one hundred percent of all donations go to provide services for programs and program participants.
The goal for the  July 4th BBQ Jubilee is to liberate the less fortunate by providing them with a day of fun in a family friendly atmosphere in an effort to alleviate the stress associated with hunger, frustration, and loneliness they often feel.
This program serves the homeless and those of, low socioeconomic status, including adults,children, families ,the elderly, and veterans. This is an annual event and this year marks the program 21st year. This event is held at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Park and EBOL, provides a home cooked meal and features a D/J, and words of hope and encouragement are also shared.
Transportation is provided to and from the Salvation Army, Resurrection house and other areas throughout the community; and the homeless receive a bag filled with clothing, personal care items, non perishable food items, a bus ticket, and a list of community referrals and resources. 
Budget $4,500
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success
Over the past 20 years, literally thousands of people have been served a special meal and given the opportunity to fellowship in a family like atmosphere, on July 4th which is a day when families come together to celebrate Freedom.Statistics reveal 35% are  children,15% are elderly, 16/% are handicapped and remaining are others in need. As the area's of unemployment and the under- employment stagnate the number of Homeless clients seen at the outreach programs will increase and they are very grateful for the services rendered to them.
Long Term Success
Increase donation needed to provide so many low social economic families, children, homeless, and homeless veterans to receive a day of freedom from hunger, frustration and loneliness. People who do not have families to share July 4th in a family like atmosphere and will not received a home cooked meal. 
Program Success Monitoring
Our success is monitored by the appreciation of the people we served, Private donors have ensured this Jubilee continues in the neighborhood. The donation given from private donor's, and the people calling back with a grateful heart for receiving the items so much needed to make it through another day.
Program Success Examples
Rev. Neil were approach by a woman at the BBQ Picnic, stating how she were anticipating on committing suicide, before she came out to the July 4th Jubilee, she felt unloved, Depressed and she felt suicidal were the only answer to her problem, but after hearing the message about the Love Of God, feeling the spirit of love in the environment, having a good meal, and able to take items with her to make it through another day, She stated after attending the program she decided that life were worth living for,and promise not to commit suicide.  We received telephone calls from several of the people that attended the BBQ Outreach,stated they had a Life Changing Experience in the park that day, and they were grateful to be there.
HUGSS(Help Us Give School Supplies) and Smiles is a back to school program designed to provide school age children (ages 5-16) with supplies necessary for their preparation for the first day of school, as well as provide ancillary items and/or services to help prepare them for the first day of school.  It is our purpose and hope that by providing this service, the children within our community successfully transition into the new school year with empowerment
This is an annual event, held in August, just prior to the beginning of the school year, and  serves, families of low socioeconomic status, including but not limited to single parents and the homeless. Each child receives two new sets of clothing or uniforms, a pair sneakers, books, and a backpack filled with school supplies. The children also receive a free physical examination,dental check up, and vision screening/examination, as well as personal grooming (i.e. haircut,hair do, manicure, etc.). Breakfast, lunch and a snack are also provided. EBOL collaborates with Sarasota County School Board, which held a parent work shop to help bring awareness to this program. As a result of this program, EBOL has helped thousands of children by providing  them with necessary supplies for school and by improving self-esteem; and has helped address the issue of exclusion brought about by economic hardship within our community.
Budget $50,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Short Term Success
When our children feel special, they experience a greater sense of self esteem and their confidence level rises.  Over 24 years thousands of children in our community have received the basic needs that are needed to start the first days of school, without the needed supplies at the very start of the school year, these children would loose self confident and fall behind right from the start.
Long Term Success
When our children feel special, they experience a greater sense of self esteem and their confidence level rises, without the needed supplies at the very start of the school year, these children would fall behind right from the start.
The volunteers helped received from professional volunteers, Doctor's, Nurses, Dentist,and hundreds of volunteers,serving our at risk children in the community to ensure they start their school year with confidence and a smile on their face.
Program Success Monitoring
Tracking the number of children seen and receiving basic items needed before school start, Pre-Registration of families before outreach program begins and conducting an annual parent survey to assess satisfaction.
Program Success Examples
Being able to provide at risk children their basic needs to start the first days of school. However, for many families, budgets are tight and it's difficult to provide their kids with even the most basic of necessities.
There is nothing that feels more successful than seeing a mother in a desperate situation with seven children not knowing how she were going to get school supplies. I remember this mother came to me with tears in her eyes stating she did not no how she were going to get school clothes, physical examines and other basic needed items for her children, before the start of the school year, also she stated she had no help from their father and was laid off from work three weeks before school began. Families often call back to say ''thank you'' once they have gotten back on their feet. We are so thankful for the generosity that was received to assist these families in such a crucial time of their life.
This is EBOL'S first program/event, it is the largest program/event offered by the agency. This is an annual event and this year marks the 26th year of service.  EBOL provides a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner, which included a formal dinner for more than one thousand individuals, as well as distribution of more than 500 Thanksgiving baskets to families throughout the community, which serves approximately 3,500 individuals and includes a turkey and food gift cards.  Hundreds of volunteers help to facilitate this event  and transportation is provided for those in need, including but not limited to the elderly and those who are homeless.  Each individual  is served with respect and dignity and a live band is provided. Participants also receive blankets, coats, sleeping bag, personal hygiene items, non-perishable food items, and bus tickets.
Budget $50,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Short Term Success
As the under employment and unemployment rates fluctuates, the number of people in need each day, the need increase each month. Follow up with families.
Long Term Success
The goal is to increase the amount of food, and gifts cards received through donors at least 10%. The intent is to distribute food,clothing, and personal items to clients so that they receive more self sufficiency.
Program Success Monitoring
Our success is monitor by Pre-Registration of families and children and the number of people reach by the Outreach Program and the people, who have called or come back to volunteer to give back to the community because of the gratitude and love shown to them. 
Program Success Examples
Sharon had six children and no other income to assist her. When receiving a food basket, a Turkey and gift cards through the Thanksgiving program, she literally cried because she stated ''she did not know how she were going to do it all'', pay her rent, and light bill and have enough money to buy food for their Thanksgiving meal. She and her children also attend the Pre-Thanksgiving dinner and were grateful to have a meal two days before Thanksgiving.
A homeless man and woman came to one of the volunteers and shared their thankfulness for receiving the blankets and coats for the cold weather.
Joy for our children and Families at Christmas serves individuals and families of low socioeconomic status including but not limited to single parents, grandparents,children with incarcerated parents, elderly, veterans and those who are homeless.  This program provides new toys, clothing, school supplies, food items and Publix gift cards to assist  families with purchasing food or other items for a Christmas meal. The elderly and veterans  receives gifts, gifts cards, personal care items, and all program participants receive a list of community referrals and resources. This annual event has served thousands each year during the Christmas holiday.
Budget $25,000
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Short Term Success
The short term goal is to increase more basic necessities needed during the holidays by at least 10%.  Of the people that received help, 60% served will obtain jobs and be able to provide for themselves and family.
Long Term Success
Through the Outreach programs, Eternal Bread Of Life outreach hopes to assist families and children with the basic items needed to make their Christmas Holiday a more enjoyable experience and to have all of the necessities needed to develop into productive members of society.
Program Success Monitoring
The Board members monitor the success and give us feedback on the results.
Program Success Examples
One lady approached a volunteer at the Christmas giveaway with four children, who did not sign up for the program and was afraid she would not have toys and food for her family. After a brief interview with her and registering her for the program, she was given toys, food and clothing for her children and she broke down in tears. She was extremely touched that someone cared and was able to assist her with the items she needed.
The elderly are often frail and some do not have family to see about them.  One of the board members was approached by an elderly woman and was very happy for the gifts cards and food she received.
Teen Fire Youth Service were founded by one of our board members. Barbara White, and has been Co-Sponsor by EBOL for the past 21 years. This program helps urban children (ages 10-16) to attend a camp program in Missouri for twelve days, and are designed to synergize the experience of camp with transformational skills necessary for emerging, young  urban leaders to impact their churches and leave an imprint of integrity in their communities (empowerment). The camp program prepares urban youth and adults for roles of leadership in their church, communities, and to assist youth workers in acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to be fruitful and vibrant in their community. EBOL assists children (ages 16-18) with the opportunity to go on a college tour. A college tour give students more insight on whether they would succeed at a particular school. A charter bus, food, educational materials and a list of college information is given to each child to allow them the opportunity to succeed..
Budget $25,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success
This program was established 20 years ago, and since that time hundreds of urban youth have graduated from high school and college, Many have stayed involved in the camp program as mentors to new participants. This program is giving our youth a chance to live a self determined and independent life.
Long Term Success
This program gives student more insight on whether they would succeed at a particular school and camp program. A UCLA 2012 annual survey of first year college students, reflected the of the factors that influenced their decision to attend a particular college, the top five reason were academic reputation, (63.8%) employment rate of alumim.(55.9%) financial assistance. (45.67%) cost attending, (43.8% and visiting the campus in person were (41.8%). Evidence of success includes the number of children reached by the program and the large amount of participants who have gone on to college and have re-established their families, and or found jobs.
Program Success Monitoring
This program was set up and established by one of Eternal Bread Of Life Outreach volunteers and Board member. She evaluates each participant's progress at each session and keeps a record on all program participants.
Program Success Examples
Being able to provide urban children of the community a camp program and an opportunity to visit colleges in different areas of the United States, to continue their education and to give them a chance to live a self determined, independent life. To build leaders by encouraging, equipping, empowering urban youth through camp and education (college tours).
Tasha came to the program with low-self esteem, problems in her home between parents and other siblings in the house, and anticipating on dropping out of  school. She had an opportunity to go to camp in Missouri and visited several colleges. Tasha stated Teen Fire Youth Services and EBOL is part of her story and she had a life changing experience through these programs.
Tasha has graduated from high school and is now attending Florida State College  as a freshman to become a lawyer. ''I found TFYS just when I was at the lowest point in my life, desperately needing a support system and more confidence. Since being a part of EBOL and Teen Fire Youth Services, I have a more positive attitude and am doing well in college with confidence I can do it."
Program Comments by Organization
Providing basic necessities for the homeless, elderly, children and families, homeless veterans, and those of low socioeconomic status is of  utmost importance. It is easy to forget that hunger and lack of basic necessities is a daily reality for many people.  Yes, preparing menus for family dinners, providing school items for their children, having no where to lay your head at night, and shivering in the dark not knowing which way to go, this is a reality to so many unfortunate people in our community. EBOL Outreach over the past 25 years, has not had enough funds to assist our sisters and brothers in need.
Rev. Neil McArthur has 25 years of experience working in his neighborhood and having a heart for those in need. Since operating the outreach programs in the Newtown area, now in its 25th year, has had its challenges.
The outlook for our community's unemployment rate has not improved so the need to provide basic necessities for the less fortunate will continue to grow. Our volunteers are the most dedicated, giving and caring individuals I've seen. Our work would not be possible without the hands on effort of our dedicated volunteers. All year the volunteers are breaking the cycle of poverty.
We can't continue to do it alone, our challenges are always not enough funds come in to assist so many people in need in our community. The need for help is greater than ever before . We are encouraged to support our neighbors in need, so we can continue to provide them with days of celebration and hope.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Neil McArthur Jr.
CEO Term Start Jan 1988
CEO/Executive Director Email
Reverend McArthur has been a licensed minister for 26 years and the Executive Director of EBOL for the past 26 years.  In this role, he oversees planning and outreach, volunteer coordination, and counseling and community services. Rev McArthur is chaplain at Sarasota Military Academy is a mentor to young men at Booker Middle School weekly.  
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 100
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Each year Eternal Bread of life Outreach has various collaboration with the following civic and faith based entities. We depend on many people to ensure that the mission of EBOL Outreach is fullfield and complete. Collaborating with other businesses, agencies, and media outlets helps make it possible to extend the effect of our Outreach.
* Mayors Feed the Hungry Program Inc.
* Sarasota Military Academy
* Booker Middle School 
* United Way 211 of Sarasota
* Sarasota Herald Tribune
*SNN News
*ABC News
*Salvation Army of Sarasota
*Resurrection House of Sarasota
*Toys for Tots
*Robert Taylor Community Center Complex
*The City of Sarasota
*The County of Sarasota
*Sarasota Memorial Hospital
*SCAT Plus
Sarasota Peridontal Associates
*Grace Community Church (Lake Wood Ranch) 
*First Baptist Church of Sarasota (Main Street)
*Various Churches in the Community
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Goodwill toward MenNonprofit Resource Center of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County2006
Village AwardWestcoast Center for Human Development of Sarasota2010
Community Service AwardSarasota County Branch NAACP2011
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
The challenges EBOL Outreach faces is not having enough funding to assist our program participants, and it is a constant challenge to encourage the community to respond to our appeals for support. The more support we receive the more individuals and families we can serve. 
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Board Chair
Board Chair Rev. Neil McArthur Jr.
Company Affiliation Sarasota Military Academy
Board Term Oct 1988 to Oct 2020
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs. Gloria D Abner Certified Nursing Assistant
Mr. Daniel Kennedy Head Master of Sarasota /Military Academy
Ms. Natalie Shawn Lampkin CEO of Creative Counseling Solution of Sarasta, Inc.
Rev. Neil McArthur Jr.Chaplain of Sarasota Military Academy/ Community Volunteer
Mrs. Shirley Ann McArthur Magnoila Health and Rehabalation Center(MDS/Careplan Cooridanator License Nurse
Mrs. Lena Walker Community Volunteer. (Administrator skills)
Mrs. Barbara Ann White Manattee Youth For Christ. (Director of Department of Juvinell Justice Ministry)
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 99
Board Term Limits 6
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 0
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 56
Governance Comments by Organization
What a pleasure it is to come together again as we engage one another to reach our fullest potential in Outreach! This year is our 26th year of serving those in need in a giving way. You must realize how significant your voice is and unite. For eyes have not seen, nor ears heard,neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God have prepared for them that Love him.
I've watched and seen how needs have been met for so many hurting people in our community, over the past 26 years of giving and sharing through EBOL Outreach. Our contributors and volunteers have done it again and again. Yes, the excitement is here with great expectation, the challenges we face year after year not enough funds to serve so many people who are struggling through every day life.
We are all volunteers. We are looking for board members with a heart to serve and give back for the organization and the clients we serve. We are uniting on every side, Don't miss one moment of our time to Refuel, Rekindle, and Refire our relationship with one another and continue to do His will in our community.
With  greater funding EBOL could enhance elderly care service by possibly providing home health care, house cleaning and meals. We can also enhance our youth programs by offering more education and life skills, to further empower our youth to become self-sufficient members of our community.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2014
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2014
Projected Revenue $37,500.00
Projected Expenses $40,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Value $0.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$21,468$22,640$14,655
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.990.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$1,500$1,500$600
Current Assets$1,500$1,500$600
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$1,500($1,056)($830)
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $20,340Contributions, gifts, grants $22,414Contributions, gifts, grants $13,225
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations. This organization is not required to file a 990 because it is a church.
Nonprofit Eternal Bread Of Life Outreach Ministry Inc
Address P.O.Box 581
Phone 941 544 8567