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Human Services : Social Services

Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

Feeding the Hungry Along the Shoreline

four stars

91.16

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

Board Leadership
Reverend Steven Hosking
Chair

CEO
Amy M. Hollis
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For 31 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 7,169 people registered at our food pantries, and our guests received enough food for over 1 million meals. Our pantries distributed 1,253,633 pounds of food in 2019. Home-style meals are served daily at one of our 9 meal sites. Groceries are available each week at one of our 5 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 31 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 7,169 people registered at our food pantries, and our guests received enough food for over 1 million meals. Our pantries distributed 1,253,633 pounds of food in 2019. Home-style meals are served daily at one of our 9 meal sites. Groceries are available each week at one of our 5 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.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Meal Sites, Heat and Eat and Food Pantry
Program Name: Meal Sites, Heat and Eat and Food Pantry

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Program Activities
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries primarily provides groceries to beneficiaries. It also prepares and serves meals to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.80 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  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) 91.16 four stars
Project Open Hand (CA) 86.12 three stars
The Banquet (SD) 86.03 three stars
Food & Friends (DC) 88.50 three stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 85.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,409,270
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,409,270
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,409,270
   Other Revenue $4,579
TOTAL REVENUE $1,413,849
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,271,816
   Administrative Expenses $118,223
   Fundraising Expenses $82,991
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,473,030
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-59,181
   
Net Assets $846,977

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 $1,271,816 100.0%

Ratings History
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 91.16 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 93.84 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,250 5.24% Ellen Rabin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (CT) 91.16 four stars
Kids' Food Basket (MI) 90.59 four stars
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (TX) 100.00 four stars
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 90.50 four stars
The Hunger Coalition (ID) 100.00 four 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 Steven Hosking
Chair

CEO

Amy M. Hollis
Executive Director

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