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Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

Providing food and fellowship to those in need

four stars

96.01

P.O. Box 804 Essex, CT 06426
tel: (860) 388-1988   Web Site
EIN: 46-3773017

Board Leadership
Reverend Amy Hollis
Chair

CEO
Ellen Rabin
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.01 four stars
  Financial 94.36 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For 28 years, The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) has provided food and fellowship to residents in need along the Connecticut shoreline by providing hot meals and groceries. We serve the towns of Essex, Chester, Clinton, Madison, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Killingworth, Westbrook & Deep River. Last year 7,949 people registered at our food pantries, and our guests received enough food for 1,073,906 meals. Our pantries distributed 1,316,283 pounds of food in 2016. Home-style meals are served daily at one of our 8 meal sites. Groceries are available each week at one of our 5 pantries. Frozen, microwaveable meals are prepared by our 2 Heat & Eat kitchens, and distributed at our pantries. When a guest attends our pantry, they receive enough food for 3 meals worth of food for 3 days for each member of their household. All of SSKP's sites are located in faith communities, and we employ only a small staff, operating with the assistance of over 900 caring volunteers.

For 28 years, The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) has provided food and fellowship to residents in need along the Connecticut shoreline by providing hot meals and groceries. We serve the towns of Essex, Chester, Clinton, Madison, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Killingworth, Westbrook & Deep River. Last year 7,949 people registered at our food pantries, and our guests received enough food for 1,073,906 meals. Our pantries distributed 1,316,283 pounds of food in 2016. Home-style meals are served daily at one of our 8 meal sites. Groceries are available each week at one of our 5 pantries. Frozen, microwaveable meals are prepared by our 2 Heat & Eat kitchens, and distributed at our pantries. When a guest attends our pantry, they receive enough food for 3 meals worth of food for 3 days for each member of their household. All of SSKP's sites are located in faith communities, and we employ only a small staff, operating with the assistance of over 900 caring volunteers.

Financial

four stars

94.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (CT) 96.01 four stars
Food For Thought (CA) 90.10 four stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 90.39 four stars
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 94.55 four stars
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (TX) 95.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,482,328
   Federated Campaigns $16,754
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,750
Total Contributions $1,513,832
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,513,832
   Other Revenue $7,561
TOTAL REVENUE $1,521,393
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,277,967
   Administrative Expenses $108,193
   Fundraising Expenses $80,615
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,466,775
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $54,618
   
Net Assets $974,178

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
Providing Food and Fellowship $1,277,967 100.0%

Ratings History
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 96.01 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 96.08 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 90.17 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 96.15 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 46-3773017
Name in IRS Master File SHORELINE SOUP KITCHENS & PANTRIES
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 February, 2015
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$69,399 4.73% Patricia Dowling Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (CT) 96.01 four stars
Gifts of Love (CT) 90.37 four stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 90.39 four stars
St. Mary's Dining Room (CA) 88.68 three stars
Open Hand (GA) 86.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries
P.O. Box 804
Essex, CT 06426
tel: (860) 388-1988
EIN: 46-3773017

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Board Leadership

Reverend Amy Hollis
Chair

CEO

Ellen Rabin
Executive Director

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