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Human Services : Social Services

Community Servings

Food Heals

three stars

85.91

179 Armory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 522-7777   Web Site
EIN: 22-3154028

Board Leadership
Peter Zane
Chair

CEO
David B. Waters
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.91 three stars
  Financial 80.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout Eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. We provide our clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need. Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, preserve the integrity of their families, provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, and send the message that someone cares.

Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout Eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. We provide our clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need. Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, preserve the integrity of their families, provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, and send the message that someone cares.

Financial

three stars

80.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.92
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Servings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Servings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email
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?
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
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
In response to client feedback as well as updated nutritional standards as recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA, our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists revamped our medically tailored meal diets in 2019 This includes the addition of a Pescatarian diet choice (a vegetarian diet that includes fish) and the modification and elimination of a few diets The resulting 15 diets (eg cardiac, renal), which can be combined in up to three different diet combinations, are more closely aligned with nutritional recommendations as it applies to the management of specific illnesses, and are better able to meet our clients’ nutritional needs and preferences
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Servings (MA) 85.91 three stars
SnowCap Community Charities (OR) 91.79 four stars
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (CA) 96.65 four stars
D.C. Central Kitchen (DC) 86.28 three stars
Community Cooperative (FL) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,514,074
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,008,274
Total Contributions $6,522,348
   Program Service Revenue $1,164,961
Total Primary Revenue $7,687,309
   Other Revenue $1,708,415
TOTAL REVENUE $9,395,724
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,176,909
   Administrative Expenses $834,652
   Fundraising Expenses $1,382,869
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,394,430
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,001,294
   
Net Assets $13,354,271

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
Food and Nutrition $4,562,605 88.1%
Workforce Development $406,001 7.8%
Food & Health Policy $208,303 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 85.91 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.49 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.01 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 89.62 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 90.22 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 94.89 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 98.74 four stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 93.00 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 89.75 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.70 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 91.24 four stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 91.00 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 87.83 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 22-3154028
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY SERVINGS INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 April, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$230,915 3.12% David Waters CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Servings (MA) 85.91 three stars
FamilyWorks (WA) 88.53 three stars
Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels (TX) 90.86 four stars
Food For Thought (CA) 87.69 three stars
Valley Outreach (MN) 98.06 four stars

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Community Servings
179 Armory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 522-7777
fax: (617) 522-7770
EIN: 22-3154028

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Board Leadership

Peter Zane
Chair

CEO

David B. Waters
Chief Executive Officer

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