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Human Services : Social Services

Cathedral Kitchen

Success, Hope and Abundance for people in need in Camden

four stars

92.47

1514 Federal Street Camden, NJ 08105
tel: (856) 964-6771   Web Site
EIN: 22-3114500

Board Leadership
Robert Marrone
President

CEO
Carrie Kitchen-Santiago
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.47 four stars
  Financial 89.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cathedral Kitchen is one of the largest emergency food providers in New Jersey, serving more than 100,000 meals a year. Cathedral Kitchen's mission is to help people out of food insecurity and champion their pursuit of stability and prosperity.
We provide nutritious meals and groceries for impoverished residents of Camden through our Meal Program, Community Outreach and MarketStand. The Culinary Arts Training Program is a 17 week tuition-free program, offered two times a year. Due to social distancing, the program will enroll 30-45 students this year. The program consists of classroom instruction in culinary/baking arts, plus ServSafe training, like skills, financial literacy and interviewing skills training. Graduates are assisted with job placement and over 85 percent of graduates find employment during the first three months following graduation. In addition, we have two social enterprises as well as supportive services.

Cathedral Kitchen is one of the largest emergency food providers in New Jersey, serving more than 100,000 meals a year. Cathedral Kitchen's mission is to help people out of food insecurity and champion their pursuit of stability and prosperity.
We provide nutritious meals and groceries for impoverished residents of Camden through our Meal Program, Community Outreach and MarketStand. The Culinary Arts Training Program is a 17 week tuition-free program, offered two times a year. Due to social distancing, the program will enroll 30-45 students this year. The program consists of classroom instruction in culinary/baking arts, plus ServSafe training, like skills, financial literacy and interviewing skills training. Graduates are assisted with job placement and over 85 percent of graduates find employment during the first three months following graduation. In addition, we have two social enterprises as well as supportive services.

Financial

three stars

89.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.79
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cathedral Kitchen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cathedral Kitchen 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, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
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, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cathedral Kitchen (NJ) 92.47 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Greenville (SC) 85.37 three stars
Fairbanks Community Food Bank Service (AK) 87.80 three stars
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen (CA) 88.83 three stars
Citymeals-on-Wheels (NY) 90.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,381,714
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $154,833
Total Contributions $1,536,547
   Program Service Revenue $1,781,949
Total Primary Revenue $3,318,496
   Other Revenue $127,501
TOTAL REVENUE $3,445,997
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,820,223
   Administrative Expenses $458,685
   Fundraising Expenses $12,113
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,291,021
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $154,976
   
Net Assets $6,246,152

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
Cathedral Kitchen has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2020 92.47 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 98.23 four stars
2016-12 12/21/2018 97.98 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.96 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 91.17 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 22-3114500
Name in IRS Master File CATHEDRAL SOUP KITCHEN INC
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 (1) Church, synagogue, etc
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 March, 1998
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
$17,692 0.53% Carrie Kitchen-Santiago Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$97,840 2.97% Karen Talarico Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cathedral Kitchen (NJ) 92.47 four stars
Gifts of Love (CT) 85.72 three stars
Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis, Inc. (MO) 86.81 three stars
Valley Outreach (MN) 98.06 four stars
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 96.83 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cathedral Kitchen
1514 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08105
tel: (856) 964-6771
fax: (856) 964-6772
EIN: 22-3114500

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Board Leadership

Robert Marrone
President

CEO

Carrie Kitchen-Santiago
Executive Director

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