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Friendship Trays

Delivering nutrition and more to neighbors in need

89.86

2401-A Distribution Street Charlotte, NC 28203
tel: (704) 333-9229   Web Site
EIN: 56-1201496

Board Leadership
Tobe Holmes
President

CEO
Lucy Bush Carter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.86
  Financial 87.50
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1978, Friendship Trays delivers about 750 meals daily to elderly, handicapped, and convalescing people who are unable or greatly restricted in their ability to prepare or secure meals and who reside within the area we can reach with our corps of drivers. This meal consists of two separate containers, one with meat or fish, vegetable and such, the other with carbohydrate and dessert. Also included is a container of milk or juice. Diet orders are obtained for all clients from their doctors, and a range of special diets are available to fill doctors' written orders for certain medical conditions.

Founded in 1978, Friendship Trays delivers about 750 meals daily to elderly, handicapped, and convalescing people who are unable or greatly restricted in their ability to prepare or secure meals and who reside within the area we can reach with our corps of drivers. This meal consists of two separate containers, one with meat or fish, vegetable and such, the other with carbohydrate and dessert. Also included is a container of milk or juice. Diet orders are obtained for all clients from their doctors, and a range of special diets are available to fill doctors' written orders for certain medical conditions.

Financial

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friendship Trays on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friendship Trays on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friendship Trays (NC) 89.86
Moveable Feast (MD) 90.82
Meals on Wheels San Antonio (TX) 89.65
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 86.30
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 88.63

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $902,215
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $902,215
   Program Service Revenue $749,390
Total Primary Revenue $1,651,605
   Other Revenue $158,654
TOTAL REVENUE $1,810,259
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,675,766
   Administrative Expenses $146,058
   Fundraising Expenses $87,431
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,909,255
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-98,996
   
Net Assets $2,874,504

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
Delivering Meals $1,675,766 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 89.86
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.24
2017-12 12/01/2018 95.60
2016-12 02/01/2018 98.32
2015-12 04/01/2017 89.37
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.62
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.75
2013-12 05/01/2015 89.11
2012-12 11/01/2013 90.36
2011-12 02/01/2013 88.36
2010-12 12/01/2011 88.38
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.21
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 79.64
2008-12 12/01/2009 85.68
2007-12 04/01/2009 92.18
2006-12 12/01/2007 96.15
2005-12 12/01/2006 85.03
2004-12 12/01/2005 96.09
2003-12 07/01/2005 84.77

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 56-1201496
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDSHIP TRAYS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
(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 July, 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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,000 3.40% Lucy Bush Carter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friendship Trays (NC) 89.86
Food & Friends (DC) 88.50
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (TX) 100.00
MANNA (PA) 93.70
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 96.83

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Charity Contact Info

Friendship Trays
2401-A Distribution Street
Charlotte, NC 28203
tel: (704) 333-9229
fax: (704) 333-5947
EIN: 56-1201496

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 241046
Charlotte, NC 28224

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Board Leadership

Tobe Holmes
President

CEO

Lucy Bush Carter
Executive Director

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