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

Interfaith Food Pantry

From hunger to hope

93.87

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

Board Leadership
Tim Lockwood
President

CEO
Carolyn Lake
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.87
  Financial 94.90
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Client Choice Program, Healthy Choices Program, Free Farmers Market, Healthy Choices Mobile Pantry Program, Home Delivery Program, Kitchen to Table and Holidays Program
Program Name: Client Choice Program, Healthy Choices Program, Free Farmers Market, Healthy Choices Mobile Pantry Program, Home Delivery Program, Kitchen to Table and Holidays Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

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.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
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 September 2020, 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

94.90

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
91.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
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) 93.87
Food Bank of Northern Nevada (NV) 93.98
Fulfill (NJ) 94.59
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 96.47
Flathead Food Bank (MT) 89.36

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,364,984
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $219,952
Total Contributions $7,588,186
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,588,186
   Other Revenue $154,322
TOTAL REVENUE $7,742,508
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,810,383
   Administrative Expenses $138,931
   Fundraising Expenses $300,810
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,250,124
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,492,384
   
Net Assets $5,935,775

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 $4,810,383 100.0%

Ratings History
Interfaith Food Pantry has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 06/01/2022 93.87
2019-12 05/01/2021 93.75
2018-12 03/01/2020 95.43
2017-12 02/01/2019 94.06
2016-12 04/01/2018 95.47
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.37
2014-12 07/01/2016 92.55
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.03
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 92.95
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.48
2012-12 04/01/2014 84.34
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.58
2011-12 05/01/2013 90.99
2011-12 03/01/2013 89.72

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,268 2.55% Carolyn Lake Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Interfaith Food Pantry (NJ) 93.87
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 96.47
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (TN) 92.61
The River Food Pantry (WI) 95.86
The Food Depot (NM) 100.00

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Tim Lockwood
President

CEO

Carolyn Lake
Executive Director

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