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

God's Pantry Food Bank

Fighting Hunger. Delivering Hope.

four stars

100.00

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

Board Leadership
Benjamin Caudill
President

CEO
Michael J. Halligan
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: God's Pantry Food Bank
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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
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 November 2019, 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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
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) 100.00 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (IN) 88.61 three stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 91.82 four stars
Helena Food Share (MT) 89.71 three stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,943,600
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $233,209
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,368,285
Total Contributions $44,545,094
   Program Service Revenue $1,236,862
Total Primary Revenue $45,781,956
   Other Revenue $27,149
TOTAL REVENUE $45,809,105
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $44,991,632
   Administrative Expenses $710,774
   Fundraising Expenses $851,224
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $46,553,630
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-744,525
   
Net Assets $10,060,804

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 $33,485,629 74.4%
Senior Program $8,654,514 19.2%
Fayette County Pantry Program $2,851,489 6.3%

Ratings History
God's Pantry Food Bank has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$146,017 0.31% Michael Halligan Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 100.00 four stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 91.94 four stars
Food Finders Food Bank (IN) 92.16 four stars
Kansas Food Bank (KS) 96.11 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

Benjamin Caudill
President

CEO

Michael J. Halligan
CEO

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