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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Center for Food Action in New Jersey

three stars

87.74

192 W. Demarest Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
tel: (201) 569-1804   Web Site
EIN: 22-2189072

Board Leadership
Cynthia Johnson-Barbato
President

CEO
Patricia Espy
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.74 three stars
  Financial 84.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Food Action (CFA), founded in 1976, is a non-profit that provides emergency services to northern New Jersey's poorest and most vulnerable residents. CFA provides food, housing, utility, and heating assistance and offers counseling and advocacy services to low-income individuals and families. CFA is headquartered in Englewood and has sites in Hackensack, Mahwah, Ringwood, Saddle Brook, and the campus of Bergen Community College.

The Center for Food Action (CFA), founded in 1976, is a non-profit that provides emergency services to northern New Jersey's poorest and most vulnerable residents. CFA provides food, housing, utility, and heating assistance and offers counseling and advocacy services to low-income individuals and families. CFA is headquartered in Englewood and has sites in Hackensack, Mahwah, Ringwood, Saddle Brook, and the campus of Bergen Community College.

Financial

three stars

84.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Food Action in New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Food Action in New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Food Action in New Jersey (NJ) 87.74 three stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 90.83 four stars
University District Food Bank (WA) 93.91 four stars
Second Harvest Heartland (MN) 87.80 three stars
Food For Lane County (OR) 92.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,349,305
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $868,947
Total Contributions $8,218,252
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,218,252
   Other Revenue $229,419
TOTAL REVENUE $8,447,671
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,713,195
   Administrative Expenses $584,594
   Fundraising Expenses $229,960
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,527,749
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-80,078
   
Net Assets $3,166,892

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 87.74 three stars
2018-12 06/01/2020 87.47 three stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 84.09 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 22-2189072
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION IN NEW JERSEY
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
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1978
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,262 1.69% Patricia Espy Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Food Action in New Jersey (NJ) 87.74 three stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 88.35 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 90.24 four stars
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 91.17 four stars
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 96.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Food Action in New Jersey
192 W. Demarest Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
tel: (201) 569-1804
EIN: 22-2189072

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Board Leadership

Cynthia Johnson-Barbato
President

CEO

Patricia Espy
Executive Director

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