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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Interfaith Food Pantry

From hunger to hope

four stars

94.06

Two Executive Drive Morris Plains, NJ 07950
tel: (973) 538-8049   Web Site
EIN: 22-3618468

Board Leadership
Greg Supron
President

CEO
Carolyn Lake
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.06 four stars
  Financial 91.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1994, the Interfaith Food Pantry was formed when a group from local houses of worship decided to address the growing issue of hunger by consolidating their food assistance programs. The Interfaith Food Pantry is a non-denominational, non-profit organization helping eligible families in Morris County make ends meet by supplementing their monthly groceries in times of need. The Pantry is currently distributing more than 1.7 tons of food a day serving more than 10,500 people a year.

Established in 1994, the Interfaith Food Pantry was formed when a group from local houses of worship decided to address the growing issue of hunger by consolidating their food assistance programs. The Interfaith Food Pantry is a non-denominational, non-profit organization helping eligible families in Morris County make ends meet by supplementing their monthly groceries in times of need. The Pantry is currently distributing more than 1.7 tons of food a day serving more than 10,500 people a year.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Interfaith Food Pantry
Program Activities
Interfaith Food Pantry primarily provides groceries to beneficiaries. It also prepares and serves meals to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$1 provides a meal to a person in need.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Interfaith Food Pantry.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Interfaith Food Pantry publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Interfaith Food Pantry’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Interfaith Food Pantry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Interfaith Food Pantry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Interfaith Food Pantry (NJ) 94.06 four stars
Lakeview Pantry (IL) 87.11 three stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 90.87 four stars
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 85.85 three stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 88.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,634,661
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,669,911
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,669,911
   Other Revenue $278,545
TOTAL REVENUE $3,948,456
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,790,142
   Administrative Expenses $132,249
   Fundraising Expenses $193,186
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,115,577
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-167,121
   
Net Assets $3,368,647

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
Food Pantry $3,790,142 100.0%

Ratings History
Interfaith Food Pantry has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 94.06 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.37 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 92.55 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.03 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 92.95 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.48 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 84.34 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.58 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 90.99 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 89.72 three 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 22-3618468
Name in IRS Master File INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 April, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,992 2.64% Rosemary Gilmartin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Interfaith Food Pantry (NJ) 94.06 four stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 93.62 four stars
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 90.80 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (IN) 91.19 four stars
The Food Depot (NM) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Interfaith Food Pantry
Two Executive Drive
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
tel: (973) 538-8049
fax: (973) 998-5086
EIN: 22-3618468

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Board Leadership

Greg Supron
President

CEO

Carolyn Lake
Executive Director

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