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

Center for Food Action in New Jersey

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three stars

84.09

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 84.09 three stars
  Financial 84.19 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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, and Saddle Brook.

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, and Saddle Brook.

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Financial

three stars

84.19

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Food Action in New Jersey (NJ) 84.09 three stars
Yad Ezra (MI) 86.78 three stars
Greater Lansing Food Bank (MI) 91.02 four stars
Feeding Westchester (NY) 88.01 three stars
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,175,719
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $854,158
Total Contributions $8,029,877
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,029,877
   Other Revenue $248,401
TOTAL REVENUE $8,278,278
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,456,909
   Administrative Expenses $695,760
   Fundraising Expenses $164,140
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,316,809
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-38,531
   
Net Assets $3,215,839

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
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,335 1.60% Patricia Espy Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Food Action in New Jersey (NJ) 84.09 three stars
Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (VA) 91.71 four stars
Treasure Coast Food Bank (FL) 93.79 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 90.01 four stars
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.90 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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