Human Services : Social Services

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,099 3.43% Tina Postel Executive Director

Mission

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.

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Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 96.26 four stars
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Hunger Free America (NY) 88.51 three stars
LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program (FL) 91.16 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County (CA) 96.42 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

Katie Kaney
President

CEO

Tina Postel
Executive Director