How your support feeds families, spreads kindness, and strengthens communities
The majority of our funding is provided in-kind through the generosity of our volunteers, who donate all of the ingredients to prepare and deliver a lasagna to a family. Beyond these in-kind donations, Lasagna Love relies primarily on the support of individual donors who believe in our mission and vision.
Because we have developed a successful fractional volunteer leadership model, and because we have no physical office locations, our operating expenses in 2020 were less than 3% of total while our program expenses were 97% of total. For context, Charity Navigator gives is highest rating to organizations whose program expenses are 85% or more of total. Our 3% operating expenses are critical for our mission. We are able to reach so many families in part due to a small core team of passionate, dedicated staff focused on communications, marketing, fundraising, partnerships, and other critical needs.
Our ultimate vision is a world where Lasagna Love isn’t needed, because neighborly kindness has been woven back into the fabric of our everyday lives. Pursuing this vision takes a village; we thank you for becoming part of ours.
For a more comprehensive picture of how Lasagna Love feeds families, spreads kindness, and strengthens communities and how your donations make it possible, please take a look at our most recent Form 990.
Lasagna Love is committed to operating with transparency and sharing the meaningful impact of our work with our supporters and the public. Take a look at our Annual Reports, 990 Forms, and Auditor’s Reports to learn more about our efforts.