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Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

Meeting the needs of our hungry neighbors in Mercer County

four stars

97.46

72 1/2 Escher Street Trenton, NJ 08609
tel: (609) 695-5456   Web Site
EIN: 22-2392881

Board Leadership
Sajid Syed
Chair

CEO
Joyce E. Campbell
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.46 four stars
  Financial 96.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) was founded in the early 1980's by a small group of individuals from local churches and service organizations. Their goal was to feed the truly needy people of Trenton five days a week. TASK is a non-sectarian organization whose mission is to feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offer programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. TASK provides more than 4,000 free and nutritious meals per week. We direct our activities toward helping patrons achieve healthier lifestyles, increased self-esteem, and self-sufficiency.

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) was founded in the early 1980's by a small group of individuals from local churches and service organizations. Their goal was to feed the truly needy people of Trenton five days a week. TASK is a non-sectarian organization whose mission is to feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offer programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. TASK provides more than 4,000 free and nutritious meals per week. We direct our activities toward helping patrons achieve healthier lifestyles, increased self-esteem, and self-sufficiency.

Financial

four stars

96.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.22
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trenton Area Soup Kitchen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Trenton Area Soup Kitchen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (NJ) 97.46 four stars
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 90.60 four stars
ICA (MN) 89.58 three stars
ICM Food & Clothing Bank (AZ) 92.74 four stars
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,445,516
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $81,125
Total Contributions $3,526,641
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,526,641
   Other Revenue $110,747
TOTAL REVENUE $3,637,388
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,699,767
   Administrative Expenses $379,725
   Fundraising Expenses $135,821
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,215,313
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $422,075
   
Net Assets $7,539,321

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Providing Meals to the Hungry $2,699,767 100.0%

Ratings History
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 97.46 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 99.98 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 97.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 95.22 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 94.56 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.22 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 95.01 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 95.24 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 88.04 three stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 99.13 four stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 92.17 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.17 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 98.72 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 98.83 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 92.60 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 92.15 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 98.29 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 95.45 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2005 95.26 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-2392881
Name in IRS Master File T A S K
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (4) Church auxiliary
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$62,912 1.95% Joyce Campbell Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (NJ) 97.46 four stars
Open Hand (GA) 87.40 three stars
Friendship Trays (NC) 98.32 four stars
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (CA) 90.34 four stars
Help From People to People (NY) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
72 1/2 Escher Street
Trenton, NJ 08609
tel: (609) 695-5456
fax: (609) 695-1225
EIN: 22-2392881

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 872
Trenton, NJ 08605

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Board Leadership

Sajid Syed
Chair

CEO

Joyce E. Campbell
Executive Director

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