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

Long Island Cares

Because it takes more than food to feed the hungry

four stars

91.52

10 Davids Drive Hauppauge, NY 11788
tel: (631) 582-3663   Web Site
EIN: 11-2524512

Board Leadership
Sandy Chapin
President

CEO
Paule Pachter
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.52 four stars
  Financial 88.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank is the regional food bank for Nassau and Suffolk County. Founded by the late singer/songwriter and social activist, Harry Chapin in 1980, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger and food insecurity on Long Island. Our organization contracts with New York State and the Department of Health, Hunger Prevention Nutrition Assistance Program, and the USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program to administer two of the government's major hunger relief programs for the Long Island Region

Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank is the regional food bank for Nassau and Suffolk County. Founded by the late singer/songwriter and social activist, Harry Chapin in 1980, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger and food insecurity on Long Island. Our organization contracts with New York State and the Department of Health, Hunger Prevention Nutrition Assistance Program, and the USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program to administer two of the government's major hunger relief programs for the Long Island Region

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Food Distribution, Mobile School Pantry, Mobile Outreach Resource Enterprise, Hope for Homeless Mobile Outreach Unit, Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe, Summer Food Service Program, Pack it up for Kids Supplemental Weekend Food Program, Children's Breakfast Food Trucks and Veterans Mobile Outreach
Program Name: Food Distribution, Mobile School Pantry, Mobile Outreach Resource Enterprise, Hope for Homeless Mobile Outreach Unit, Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe, Summer Food Service Program, Pack it up for Kids Supplemental Weekend Food Program, Children's Breakfast Food Trucks and Veterans Mobile Outreach

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Long Island Cares primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 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 Long Island Cares.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Long Island Cares 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 Long Island Cares’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

88.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
91.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Island Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Island Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Island Cares (NY) 91.52 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (CA) 97.17 four stars
San Antonio Food Bank (TX) 97.57 four stars
Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (VA) 91.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,373,131
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $75,281
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,382,872
Total Contributions $15,831,284
   Program Service Revenue $832,590
Total Primary Revenue $16,663,874
   Other Revenue $202,963
TOTAL REVENUE $16,866,837
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,045,037
   Administrative Expenses $755,718
   Fundraising Expenses $644,004
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,444,759
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $422,078
   
Net Assets $9,690,294

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
Harry Chapin Food Bank $13,974,982 92.9%
The Community Outreach Programs $1,070,055 7.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 91.52 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 87.57 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.94 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.43 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.30 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 94.11 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 97.79 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 97.66 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 91.23 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 96.57 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.97 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.23 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.19 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 80.24 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 74.80 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 69.07 one star
2004-12 07/01/2006 81.33 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 11-2524512
Name in IRS Master File LONG ISLAND CARES INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(149) Other instruction and training
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 June, 1981
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
$196,741 1.19% Paule Pachter Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Island Cares (NY) 91.52 four stars
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 90.85 four stars
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 91.28 four stars
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 91.02 four stars
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 92.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Long Island Cares
10 Davids Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
tel: (631) 582-3663
fax: (631) 273-2184
EIN: 11-2524512

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Board Leadership

Sandy Chapin
President

CEO

Paule Pachter
CEO

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