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LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program

Fighting Hunger and Changing Lives in Broward County

four stars

92.26

One NW 33rd Terrace Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
tel: (954) 792-2328   Web Site
EIN: 59-2696451

Board Leadership
Scott May
Chair

CEO
Melanie Geddes
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.26 four stars
  Financial 89.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

To be a seamless system of care for those in need in Broward County by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals. LifeNet4Families has provided 30 years of service to the hungry and homeless of Broward County. From the humble beginnings of distributing a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless, to today's provision of almost 1 million meals a year, the agency's dramatic development has reflected both the growing numbers and the growing needs of the poor in our community. LifeNet4Families feeds hungry bodies, minds and souls - welcoming children, individuals, and families with respect serving those in crisis situations with hot meals, an emergency food pantry, job training, housing placement, haircuts, and more. Our diverse family center offers hope, contact with community-wide services, emotional support, and a hand-up out of difficult times

To be a seamless system of care for those in need in Broward County by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals. LifeNet4Families has provided 30 years of service to the hungry and homeless of Broward County. From the humble beginnings of distributing a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless, to today's provision of almost 1 million meals a year, the agency's dramatic development has reflected both the growing numbers and the growing needs of the poor in our community. LifeNet4Families feeds hungry bodies, minds and souls - welcoming children, individuals, and families with respect serving those in crisis situations with hot meals, an emergency food pantry, job training, housing placement, haircuts, and more. Our diverse family center offers hope, contact with community-wide services, emotional support, and a hand-up out of difficult times

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Financial

three stars

89.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
89.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program (FL) 92.26 four stars
Food For Thought (CA) 87.69 three stars
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 92.55 four stars
Farm Aid (MA) 88.48 three stars
ICA (MN) 87.76 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,416,895
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $240,621
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $198,393
Total Contributions $2,855,909
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,855,909
   Other Revenue $-81,866
TOTAL REVENUE $2,774,043
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,448,131
   Administrative Expenses $159,834
   Fundraising Expenses $127,991
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,735,956
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $38,087
   
Net Assets $2,656,195

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
Feeding Program $2,448,131 100.0%

Ratings History
LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 92.26 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.16 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 87.62 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 87.30 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.01 three stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.28 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 91.82 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 96.23 four stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 94.52 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 92.58 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 07/01/2010 97.90 four stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 89.81 three stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 93.03 four stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 95.69 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 59-2696451
Name in IRS Master File THE COOPERATIVE FEEDING PROGRAM INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 January, 1987
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,400 3.23% Melanie Geddes President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program (FL) 92.26 four stars
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego (CA) 91.25 four stars
Food Pantries of the Capital District (NY) 85.55 three stars
Cathedral Kitchen (NJ) 92.47 four stars
Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis, Inc. (MO) 86.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program
One NW 33rd Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
tel: (954) 792-2328
fax: (954) 449-1485
EIN: 59-2696451

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Board Leadership

Scott May
Chair

CEO

Melanie Geddes
President, CEO

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