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Food Bank For New York City
355 Food Center Drive
Hunts Point Cooperative Market
Bronx, NY 10474
tel: (212) 566-7855
fax: (212) 566-1463
EIN: 13-3179546

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39 Broadway
Tenth Floor
New York, NY 10006

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Board Leadership

Reverend Henry Belin
Board Chair


Margarette Purvis
President & CEO

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

Food Bank For New York City

Food for survival

(out of 100)
Overall 83.32 3 stars
  Financial 76.76 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 11/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Primary Revenue Growth 3.8%
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank For New York City on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $59,842,185
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,494,133
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,115,568
Total Contributions $79,451,886
   Program Service Revenue $1,634,384
Total Primary Revenue $81,086,270
   Other Revenue $155,481
TOTAL REVENUE $81,241,751
   Program Expenses $73,235,413
   Administrative Expenses $4,294,337
   Fundraising Expenses $2,948,335
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $763,666
Net Assets $17,410,930


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$353,430 0.43% Margarette Purvis President, CEO


The Food Bank For New York City was founded in 1983 to address the growing needs of people seeking emergency food assistance in New York City. Food Bank For New York City recognizes 25 years as the city's major hunger-relief organization. Working to end food poverty and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs, the Food Bank's initiatives focus on direct services, food sourcing and distribution, nutrition and health education, financial empowerment, disaster relief and policy and research. The Food Bank procures and distributes food to a network of approximately 1,000 food assistance programs citywide.

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