Mission: To fight hunger and poverty by providing food, education, programs and resources to families in a dignified, personal and expeditious manner directly as a food pantr ... (More)

Community Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1982, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information


Fort Worth TX 76111-3820

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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator

Overall Score

Not Currently Scored

Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. Currently, we require either a Finance & Accountability Beacon, or an Impact & Results Beacon, to be eligible for an Encompass Score. See below to learn why this organization is not eligible.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Finance & Accountability score. Find out why.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Impact & Results score. Find out why.

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...   Finance & Accountability

This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

Finance & Accountability Score

Not currently scored

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology because they have e-filed less than three full IRS Form 990s in the past six fiscal years

We recognize that organizations may skip e-filing on certain years, while otherwise meeting our methodology. However, we do not believe it appropriate to rate an organization based on this limited amount of data.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated this organization.

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Additional Information


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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting











Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Community service organization (BMF activity code: 408)

Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.

Community Food Bank reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Staffing

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Our vendors, Walmart and Trader Joe, donated 60% less food, because they were selling out of most of their food. They had and still have chain supply issues.

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

We received money from several foundations to purchase food. We sourced new vendors and made calls to over 50 trucking companies to receive their surplus items not dispatched. We got Farmer to Family boxes from the USCA.

How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We built relationships with food brokers and manufacturers.

Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will continue to build new relationships and leverage partnerships as we move forward.

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...   Impact & Results

This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Community Food Bank cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs

Community Food Bank reported its largest program on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


Spent in most recent FY


Percent of program expenses

Community Food Bank provides free nutritious meals to families in need, in addition to providing pantry food to many other families and their pets in need. The surplus food is distributed to many othe ... (More)

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...   Leadership & Adaptability

This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.

Leadership & Adaptability Score


out of 100

The score earned by Community Food Bank is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.

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Leadership & Adaptability Report


of 100 points


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission

To fight hunger and poverty by providing food, education, programs and resources to families in a dignified, personal and expeditious manner directly as a food pantry and as a food bank; without zip code restrictions.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.

Community Food Bank (CFB) is committed to providing education and resources to families, directly as a food pantry; and to other non-profit food pantries as a food bank. As a food pantry, CFB provides food directly to those in need. As a food bank, CFB collects and distributes food to hunger relief charities and organizations. CFB is the only nonprofit agency in North Texas to fill both roles with no zip code restrictions. Programs are designed to address food insecurity and unemployment, and include volunteer/training opportunities for low-income individuals to support self-sufficiency. Community Food Bank distributes approximately 10 million pounds of food annually to approximately 94,000 individuals and families, as well as over 30 human-service agencies. It is our hope that someday we see and experience a world without hunger. Our slogan is "Feeding Families, Feeding Hope!"

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.

Goal One: Since COVID-19, food is being provided to newly unemployed individuals and families who have never needed emergency food assistance before. We are expanding access to existing programs and services.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Goal Two: We are conducting a capital campaign, to improve overall operations by providing safer work areas, improved electrical, warehouse systems, and other outdoor facility amenities.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).

Goal Three: We are establishing new partnerships and collaborations to address and adapt to the changing needs in our community.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development

Describe an investment in leadership

Board and staff strive to create a culture where people are respected and appreciated, where their opinions and input are highly valued. Individuals from the community are invited to become involved as volunteers to participate in the varied services and activities provided to the community. These volunteers are also encouraged to serve as Board and committee members. Professional development opportunities for board, staff, and volunteers include mindfulness training, DEI awareness, and dealing with change.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.

This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Community Food Bank hosts an Annual Fort Worth Iron Chef culinary competition at the Trinity River campus of the Tarrant County College. The event raises funds for the food bank, while showcasing the talents of culinary arts students in Fort Worth Independent School District programs. The event is attended by students, family members, and the community at large. Volunteers are encouraged to become involved. Family members donate time to volunteer with Community Food Bank. Volunteers assist in several capacities, from sorting canned food, inspecting and packing boxes, to serving clients. Volunteers can help with special packaging and distribution to partner agencies, such as the Como Community Center or the Children Defense Freedom Schools. Volunteers also assist with special events and distributions (i.e. assembling and distributing Thanksgiving Food Boxes).

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.

In 2020, Community Food Bank (CFB) had its most significant year of feeding families and feeding hope with the challenges we faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to COVID-19, the volunteer base decreased by 45%, while the number of families needing help, increased. To support in-house operations, six new full-time employees were added to help compensate for the loss of volunteers. corporate volunteers have stop coming due to COVID-19. During the past year, the media reported a shortage of turkeys for Thanksgiving. To address these needs, Community Food Bank found alternate methods to secure and/or purchase traditional Thanksgiving food items. Supply chains to grocers continued to interrupted. CFB served 1,500 children through its December 18, 2021 Christmas Toy Giveaway. Total impact numbers and results for 2021 will be tallied and available to the public very soon. Early results indicate that Community Food Bank distributed over 13 million pounds of food to needy families in 2021.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community

This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.

Culture & Community Score


out of 100

Community Food Bank has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (100% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Not Scored

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Culture & Community Report


of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research

Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.

Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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