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Human Services : Social Services

Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte

Groceries for neighbors in need

four stars

91.64

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

Board Leadership
Jacqueline Sinicrope
President

CEO
Tina Postel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.64 four stars
  Financial 88.19 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

three stars

88.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
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) 91.64 four stars
MANNA (PA) 85.46 three stars
Community Cooperative (FL) 85.17 three stars
New York Common Pantry (NY) 100.00 four stars
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (NJ) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,963,696
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $259,533
Total Contributions $3,223,229
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,223,229
   Other Revenue $4,153
TOTAL REVENUE $3,227,382
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,747,436
   Administrative Expenses $506,943
   Fundraising Expenses $85,494
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,339,873
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-112,491
   
Net Assets $1,647,683

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 $2,739,768 99.7%
EFSP Grants $7,668 0.3%

Ratings History
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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
Not compensated -- Tina Postel Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$118,703 3.55% Beverly Howard Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 91.64 four stars
St. Mary's Dining Room (CA) 89.13 three stars
Second Helpings (IN) 98.23 four stars
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (NJ) 100.00 four stars
FamilyWorks (WA) 92.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

Mail donations to:
648B Griffith Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

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Board Leadership

Jacqueline Sinicrope
President

CEO

Tina Postel
Executive Director

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