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Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte

Groceries for neighbors in need

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four stars

96.26

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

Board Leadership
Katie Kaney
President

CEO
Tina Postel
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.26 four stars
  Financial 94.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of meals served or provided
1,606,860
Number of households used money saved from having to buy groceries to pay rent.
53
Number of households used money saved from having to buy groceries to pay electric or gas.
30
Number of households used money saved from having to buy groceries to buy medicine.
16
Number of households who ate less at a meal because they lacked money to buy food.
70
Number of households who worried about food running out.
93
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

94.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
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) 96.26 four stars
God's Love We Deliver (NY) 93.33 four stars
Boca Helping Hands (FL) 95.84 four stars
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (NJ) 97.46 four stars
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 89.71 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,131,160
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $199,999
Total Contributions $5,331,159
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,331,159
   Other Revenue $50,194
TOTAL REVENUE $5,381,353
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,888,833
   Administrative Expenses $478,569
   Fundraising Expenses $95,316
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,462,718
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,918,635
   
Net Assets $4,120,144

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 $2,877,845 99.6%
EFSP Grants $10,988 0.4%

Ratings History
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,099 3.43% Tina Postel Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 96.26 four stars
Food Outreach (MO) 93.77 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Wake County (NC) 85.36 three stars
Cathedral Kitchen (NJ) 98.23 four stars
ICA (MN) 87.76 three 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

Katie Kaney
President

CEO

Tina Postel
Executive Director

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