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

God's Pantry Food Bank

Fighting Hunger. Delivering Hope.

four stars

91.76

1685 Jaggie Fox Way Lexington , KY 40511
tel: (859) 255-6592   Web Site
EIN: 31-0979404

Board Leadership
Grant Gabbard
President

CEO
Ame Sweetall
Interim CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.76 four stars
  Financial 96.17 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

96.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
96.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by God's Pantry Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by God's Pantry Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 91.76 four stars
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 90.53 four stars
Feeding America Southwest Virginia (VA) 90.91 four stars
Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center Inc. (NJ) 93.06 four stars
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 85.63 three stars

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Founded in 1955, God's Pantry Food Bank's mission is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources. God's Pantry collects and distributes donated food to agencies across central and eastern Kentucky. God's Pantry works with over 390 partner agency programs to fight hunger and alleviate the symptoms that accompany it.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,523,628
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $228,704
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,075,554
Total Contributions $29,827,886
   Program Service Revenue $1,065,770
Total Primary Revenue $30,893,656
   Other Revenue $25,118
TOTAL REVENUE $30,918,774
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,959,945
   Administrative Expenses $646,341
   Fundraising Expenses $811,790
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,418,076
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,499,302
   
Net Assets $10,274,545

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 $27,780,788 86.9%
Fayette County Pantry Program $3,620,791 11.3%
Programs to Feed Children $286,168 0.9%

Ratings History
God's Pantry Food Bank has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.76 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.08 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 97.86 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.21 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 95.04 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.96 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 99.62 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 97.10 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 97.04 four stars

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

EIN 31-0979404
Name in IRS Master File GODS PANTRY FOOD BANK INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 March, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,896 0.45% Marian Guinn Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1955, God's Pantry Food Bank's mission is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources. God's Pantry collects and distributes donated food to agencies across central and eastern Kentucky. God's Pantry works with over 390 partner agency programs to fight hunger and alleviate the symptoms that accompany it.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 91.76 four stars
Food Bank of West Central Texas (TX) 89.78 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 92.19 four stars
Ozarks Food Harvest (MO) 99.26 four stars
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (TX) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

God's Pantry Food Bank
1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington , KY 40511
tel: (859) 255-6592
fax: (859) 254-6330
EIN: 31-0979404

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Board Leadership

Grant Gabbard
President

CEO

Ame Sweetall
Interim CEO

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