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Human Services : Social Services

Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte

Groceries for neighbors in need

four stars

96.83

648 Griffith Road Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28217
tel: (704) 523-4333   Web Site
EIN: 56-1398498

Board Leadership
Gene Katz
President

CEO
Tina Postel
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.83 four stars
  Financial 95.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Loaves & Fishes provides a week's worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis through a network of 31 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.

Loaves & Fishes uses a Client Choice model which allows clients to select groceries their family is most likely to eat. Clients are able to choose a specified number of items in the areas of grains, proteins, vegetables, fruit, and dairy based on the size of the family. The number of choices is determined by a Registered Dietician to ensure that enough food is available to create three meals a day for a week. It is important to the dignity of our clients to feel they have some control and requires them to invest some time in the process. It also allows for greater interaction between clients and volunteers.

Loaves & Fishes provides a week's worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis through a network of 31 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.

Loaves & Fishes uses a Client Choice model which allows clients to select groceries their family is most likely to eat. Clients are able to choose a specified number of items in the areas of grains, proteins, vegetables, fruit, and dairy based on the size of the family. The number of choices is determined by a Registered Dietician to ensure that enough food is available to create three meals a day for a week. It is important to the dignity of our clients to feel they have some control and requires them to invest some time in the process. It also allows for greater interaction between clients and volunteers.

Financial

four stars

95.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.29
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 96.83 four stars
Blessings in A Backpack (KY) 93.00 four stars
Meals on Wheels San Antonio (TX) 89.65 three stars
Open Hand (GA) 89.79 three stars
Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels (TX) 90.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,436,263
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $739,107
Total Contributions $4,175,370
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,175,370
   Other Revenue $64,521
TOTAL REVENUE $4,239,891
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,265,050
   Administrative Expenses $304,015
   Fundraising Expenses $279,947
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,849,012
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $390,879
   
Net Assets $4,616,520

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 Distribution $3,226,191 98.8%
EFSP Grants $38,859 1.2%

Ratings History
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 11/01/2020 96.83 four stars
2018-09 07/01/2019 96.26 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 90.60 four stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 91.64 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 91.09 four stars
2014-09 07/01/2016 94.82 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.10 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 88.01 three stars
2013-09 07/01/2014 87.01 three stars
2012-09 05/01/2013 89.65 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 56-1398498
Name in IRS Master File LOAVES & FISHES INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(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 January, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,760 3.34% Tina Postel Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 96.83 four stars
The Banquet (SD) 86.03 three stars
CEAP (MN) 89.50 three stars
Citymeals-on-Wheels (NY) 90.11 four stars
Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County (SC) 89.37 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte
648 Griffith Road
Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28217
tel: (704) 523-4333
fax: (704) 523-5901
EIN: 56-1398498

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Board Leadership

Gene Katz
President

CEO

Tina Postel
Executive Director

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