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Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

Meeting the needs of our hungry neighbors in Mercer County

99.98

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

Board Leadership
Jim Parker
Board Chairperson

CEO
Dennis Micai
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.98
  Financial 99.98
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

99.98

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.35
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (NJ) 99.98
Open Hand (GA) 85.38
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 92.22
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County (CA) 90.94
Hunger Free America (NY) 95.47

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,425,554
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $100,438
Total Contributions $3,525,992
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,525,992
   Other Revenue $101,059
TOTAL REVENUE $3,627,051
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,568,829
   Administrative Expenses $219,844
   Fundraising Expenses $169,610
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,958,283
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $668,768
   
Net Assets $6,961,507

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 $2,568,829 100.0%

Ratings History
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

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

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
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,620 4.11% Dennis Micai Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (NJ) 99.98
Farm Aid (MA) 91.07
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 91.83
Kids' Food Basket (MI) 89.75
D.C. Central Kitchen (DC) 89.39

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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

Jim Parker
Board Chairperson

CEO

Dennis Micai
Executive Director

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