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

God's Pantry Food Bank

Fighting Hunger. Delivering Hope.

four stars

98.23

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

Board Leadership
Steve Byars
President

CEO
Michael J. Halligan
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1955, God's Pantry Food Bank's mission is reducing hunger by working together to feed Kentucky communities. God's Pantry collects and distributes donated food to agencies across central and eastern Kentucky. God's Pantry works with over 400 food pantries and meal programs to fight hunger and alleviate the symptoms that accompany it.

Founded in 1955, God's Pantry Food Bank's mission is reducing hunger by working together to feed Kentucky communities. God's Pantry collects and distributes donated food to agencies across central and eastern Kentucky. God's Pantry works with over 400 food pantries and meal programs to fight hunger and alleviate the symptoms that accompany it.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Feeding Children, Feeding Adults and Families and Feeding Seniors
Program Name: Feeding Children, Feeding Adults and Families and Feeding Seniors

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
God's Pantry Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of God's Pantry Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. God's Pantry Food Bank publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of God's Pantry Food Bank’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
96.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 16.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
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) 98.23 four stars
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 92.35 four stars
The Foodbank (OH) 100.00 four stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 89.39 three stars
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 88.36 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,875,352
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $247,484
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,689,536
Total Contributions $55,812,372
   Program Service Revenue $1,093,208
Total Primary Revenue $56,905,580
   Other Revenue $24,546
TOTAL REVENUE $56,930,126
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $54,437,078
   Administrative Expenses $714,316
   Fundraising Expenses $814,163
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $55,965,557
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $964,569
   
Net Assets $11,026,337

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 $53,460,649 98.2%
Senior Program $590,111 1.1%
Pantry Program $386,318 0.7%

Ratings History
God's Pantry Food Bank has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 98.23 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 100.00 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 94.54 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.63 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 96.40 four stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,942 0.28% Michael Halligan CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 98.23 four stars
Second Harvest Inland Northwest (WA) 92.18 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 92.92 four stars
Montgomery Area Food Bank (AL) 93.14 four stars
Food Lifeline (WA) 92.92 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

Steve Byars
President

CEO

Michael J. Halligan
CEO

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