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Human Services : Social Services

Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte

Groceries for neighbors in need

100.00

648 Griffith Road Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28217
tel: (704) 523-4333   Web Site
EIN: 56-1398498

Board Leadership
Jacqueline Sinicrope
President

CEO
Tina Postel
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Loaves & Fishes provides a week's worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis through a network of 31 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.

Loaves & Fishes uses a Client Choice model which allows clients to select groceries their family is most likely to eat. Clients are able to choose a specified number of items in the areas of grains, proteins, vegetables, fruit, and dairy based on the size of the family. The number of choices is determined by a Registered Dietician to ensure that enough food is available to create three meals a day for a week. It is important to the dignity of our clients to feel they have some control and requires them to invest some time in the process. It also allows for greater interaction between clients and volunteers.

Loaves & Fishes provides a week's worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis through a network of 31 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.

Loaves & Fishes uses a Client Choice model which allows clients to select groceries their family is most likely to eat. Clients are able to choose a specified number of items in the areas of grains, proteins, vegetables, fruit, and dairy based on the size of the family. The number of choices is determined by a Registered Dietician to ensure that enough food is available to create three meals a day for a week. It is important to the dignity of our clients to feel they have some control and requires them to invest some time in the process. It also allows for greater interaction between clients and volunteers.

Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 24.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 100.00
ICA (MN) 87.62
Cathedral Kitchen (NJ) 90.95
New York Common Pantry (NY) 94.69
Community Servings (MA) 88.87

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,816,766
   Federated Campaigns $460,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,165,698
Total Contributions $9,442,464
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,442,464
   Other Revenue $68,086
TOTAL REVENUE $9,510,550
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,996,844
   Administrative Expenses $279,897
   Fundraising Expenses $397,419
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,674,160
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,836,390
   
Net Assets $8,560,088

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 Distribution $4,991,237 99.9%
EFSP Grants $5,607 0.1%

Ratings History
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 11/01/2021 100.00
2019-09 11/01/2020 96.83
2018-09 07/01/2019 96.26
2017-09 08/01/2018 90.60
2016-09 11/01/2017 91.64
2015-09 11/01/2016 91.09
2014-09 07/01/2016 94.82
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.10
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 88.01
2013-09 07/01/2014 87.01
2012-09 05/01/2013 89.65

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

EIN 56-1398498
Name in IRS Master File LOAVES & FISHES 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 January, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,760 2.26% Tina Postel Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 100.00
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 96.01
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 86.95
Ceres Community Project (CA) 91.02
Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County (NY) 89.94

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Charity Contact Info

Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte
648 Griffith Road
Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28217
tel: (704) 523-4333
fax: (704) 523-5901
EIN: 56-1398498

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Board Leadership

Jacqueline Sinicrope
President

CEO

Tina Postel
Executive Director

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