Community Soup Kitchen
84 Broadway
New Haven CT 06511
Contact Information
Address 84 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511-
Telephone (203) 624-4594 x
Fax 203-787-3206
E-mail soupkitchen@christchurchnh.org
Web and Social Media
 
Mission
The Community Soup Kitchen provides free, nutritious meals to anyone in need in downtown New Haven.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1984
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Peter O'Sullivan
Board Chair Mr. David Crotta
Board Chair Company Affiliation Attorney
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $313,190.00
Projected Expenses $313,190.00
Statements
Mission The Community Soup Kitchen provides free, nutritious meals to anyone in need in downtown New Haven.
Background
Community Soup Kitchen has been in operation since 1977. In that time, we have provided over 1.8 million meals to the most needy people in New Haven.
Impact
Accomplishments:
  • In 2014 we provided over 75,000 meals between our 6 sites.
  • We have provided over 1.8 million meals since we began operation in 1977.
  • Nurses from the Hill Health Center offer their services to our guests several times a week. In 2014, they assisted 424 people at Community Soup Kitchen and gave away 25 flu shots on-site. 
  • Students from H.A.P.P.Y. (Hypertension Awareness Prevention Program at Yale) regularly offer blood pressure screenings at Community Soup Kitchen. A volunteer from Liberty Community Services comes in once a week to offer HIV testing and counseling. We also now have workers from the VA Hospital who come in to offer assistance to homeless veterans.
Goals:
  • We would like to go out of business for lack of work. Until then, we will feed every person who comes to our door.
Needs
  1. We always need food and kitchen supplies (paper goods, cleaning supplies).
  2. We always need funds.
  3. We are always looking for ways to educate the public about services Community Soup Kitchen provides to the hungry.
CEO Statement
Community Soup Kitchen is the only agency that provides free, nutritious breakfast and lunch meals throughout the year on a regular basis.  We have been in operation since 1977. 
Board Chair Statement

Reflections by Board President

Hunger within any community arises from many causes, a product of the human condition that too frequently escalates from confusion to homelessness and despair. Alleviating hunger demands our whole energy, our material charity and, above all, our active compassion. Profoundly engaged in CSK’s core mission to combat this demoralizing problem, our staff have worked tirelessly this past year to provide over 75,000 meals. The figure represents a 2% increase over last year; in April, May, September, and October, we served over 7,000 lunches each month. Yet these statistics, staggering in themselves, speak of only one facet of several needs. For, hunger apart, many lack other essentials. Thus, in December, the Hill Health Center provided free flu vaccines at CSK. Our guests also can access confidential HIV screenings and blood pressure readings. 

As the statistics would suggest, CSK’s material needs continue to be urgent; resources are continually needed to perpetuate our work. And indeed the pervasiveness of the interrelated problems facing many of our neighbors gives reason for discouragement. Yet upon broader reflection, CSK has reason also to rejoice: Through the collaboration of a deeply committed Board, the daily direction of CSK’s indefatigable and ever-cheerful coordinator, Dave O’Sullivan, together with the excellent administrative assistance of Megan McDermott, the magnificent kitchen management of Robert “Poncho” Jackson, and the food preparation of our cook Sherry Williams, CSK has fulfilled its mission in its 37th year, while remaining financially sound thanks to the generosity of our many benefactors. And so, although 2015 will certainly challenge CSK’s human and financial resources, we can, in a genuine spirit of thanksgiving, celebrate the accomplishment of this year, even as we anticipate the next.

David Crotta
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Congregate Meals
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building /
Areas Served
New Haven
Most of our guests live within walking distance of the Kitchen. We primarily serve the downtown, lower Dixwell, lower Whalley and Dwight Street neighborhoods of New Haven. However, we do have some guests from throughout the greater New Haven area. In the past year, we have noticed more guests coming from further distances, such as Waterbury. 
Programs
Description
Community Soup Kitchen provides lunch four days a week in our dining room in the parish house of Christ Church Parish, which is located at 84 Broadway in New Haven.
Population Served Homeless / Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
Our short-term success is to provide free nutritious meals to everyone who comes in our door. We have never had to turn anyone away for lack of food.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Our ultimate success would be to go out of business for lack of work, until then we will continue to feed everyone who comes to our door.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Our Board of Directors monitors and evaluates the success of the soup kitchen on the following criteria:
  • The reliablity of our services to the hungry.
  • The quality of the meals we serve.
  • Our ability to provide this service on a very limited budget.
  • Our relationship with the community that supports us.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
In 2009, we provided 67,396 meals with expenses of $299,532 and ended the year with a surplus of $30,852.
Description
Community Soup Kitchen works with three other churches, Saint Martin De Porres, Saint Luke's & Saint Paul's UAME to provide breakfast 4 days a week.
Population Served Homeless / Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Our short-term success is to provide free nutritious meals to everyone who comes in our door. We have never had to turn anyone away for lack of food.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Our ultimate success would be to go out of business for lack of work, until then we will continue to feed everyone who comes to our door.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Our Board of Directors monitors and evaluates the success of the soup kitchen on the following criteria:

  • The reliablity of our services to the hungry.
  • The quality of the meals we serve.
  • Our ability to provide this service on a very limited budget.
  • Our relationship with the community that supports us.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

In 2009, we provided 67,396 meals with expenses of $299,532 and ended the year with a surplus of $30,852.

Description
Community Soup Kitchen works with Saint Luke's Parish to provide lunch to Women & Children on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Population Served Homeless / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Females
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

 

Our short-term success is to provide free nutritious meals to everyone who comes in our door. We have never had to turn anyone away for lack of food.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Our ultimate success would be to go out of business for lack of work, until then we will continue to feed everyone who comes to our door.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Our Board of Directors monitors and evaluates the success of the soup kitchen on the following criteria:

  • The reliablity of our services to the hungry.
  • The quality of the meals we serve.
  • Our ability to provide this service on a very limited budget.
  • Our relationship with the community that supports us.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

In 2009, we provided 67,396 meals with expenses of $299,532 and ended the year with a surplus of $30,852.

CEO/Executive Director
Mr. David Peter O'Sullivan
Term Start Feb 1987
Email soupkitchen@christchurchnh.org
Experience
David O'Sullivan has been our "Coordinator" for 27 years. He is also Co-Chair of the Greater New Haven Emergency Food Council and President of the "New Haven Cares" voucher program. He is a graduate of Dean Junior College and the University of Connecticut's Radcliff Hicks School of Agriculture.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Cook
Experience/Biography Sherry has been with CSK for two years.
Title Dining Room Supervisor
Experience/Biography Robert has been with CSK for 6 months.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
Community Soup Kitchen works closely with our associates at our three breakfast sites:, Saint Martin DePorres, Saint Luke's, Saint Pauls United American Methodist. We also work closely with WHEAT in West Haven.
 
In 2014, we worked with Loaves & Fishes food pantry and FISH of Greater New Haven on a collaborative fundraiser based upon the Great Irish Famine. 
Board Chair
Mr. David Crotta
Company Affiliation Attorney
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2015
Email crotta@moglaw.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Rev Joseph Allen Community Volunteer
Burton Alter
Roger Astmann Community Volunteer
Dr John Aversa Community Volunteer
Rev. Joseph Britton
Barry Buxbaum retired
Karen Downer Doyle Community Volunteer
John Doyle Community Volunteer
Laura Esparao Community Volunteer
Robert Goossens Community Volunteer
Elizabeth Greenidge Community Volunteer
David Hambleton Retired
Richard Hibbard Community Volunteer
Maria Miller Community Volunteer
Vickie Navin Community Volunteer
Brian Obremski Community Volunteer
James Onofrio
Anne Peterson
Thelma Ragsdale
Ms Susan Redente Thompson & Peck
J Phillip Smith Community Volunteer
Charles Smith Community Volunteer
Susan Stone Community Volunteer
Michael Tortora Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 8
Unspecified 2
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Board Co-Chair
Mr. Barry Buxbaum
Company Affiliation retired
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2015
Email barrybuxbaum@gmail.com
Standing Committees
Nominating
Finance
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Human Resources / Personnel
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Lucille Alderman Community Volunteer
Howard Brown Community Volunteer
Debra Camputaro Community Volunteer
Dr. Anne Capecelatro Community Volunteer
Anne Cheney Community Volunteer
Carla D'Orio Community Volunteer
Frana Dupree Community Volunteer
Rev Skip Ferry Community Volunteer
Tim Washington Community Volunteer
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2015
Projected Revenue $313,190.00
Projected Expenses $313,190.00
Spending Policy N/A
Documents
Form 990s
CSK 9902013
CSK 9902012
CSK 9902011
CSK 9902010
CSK 9902009
CSK 9902008
Audit Documents
Audit 20132013
Audit 20122012
Audit 20112011
Audit2010
Audit092009
IRS Letter of Exemption
irs 501 c3
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
NameYear
Annual Report2014View
Annual Report2013View
Annual Report2012View
Annual report2011View
Annual Report2010View
Annual Report2009View
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$344,612$284,028$287,499
Administration Expense$20,694$25,053$26,366
Fundraising Expense$4,051$13,436$14,996
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.001.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%88%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%4%4%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$463,118$451,063$461,493
Current Assets$144,310$141,347$126,478
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$3,943$3,980$13,874
Total Net Assets$459,175$447,083$447,619
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountUnited Way of Greater New Haven $19,308City of New Haven $20,000Knights of Columbus $28,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFerraro's Market $15,000United Way of Greater New Haven $17,284New Alliance Foundation $15,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNew Alliance Foundation $15,000Archdioces of Hartford $11,039Archidioces of Hartford $11,434
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities36.6035.519.12
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments All dividends from the endowment are to be reinvested back into the endowment until further notice.
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

Address 84 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
Primary Phone 203 624-4594
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Peter O'Sullivan
Board Chair Mr. David Crotta
Board Chair Company Affiliation Attorney

 

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