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Human Services : Social Services

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Feeding our neighbors in need

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four stars

91.68

2708 South Nelson Street Arlington, VA 22206
tel: (703) 845-8486   Web Site
EIN: 54-1473207

Board Leadership
John Murphy
Chair

CEO
Charles Meng
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.68 four stars
  Financial 88.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is dedicated to providing supplemental groceries to Arlington residents who cannot afford to purchase sufficient food to meet their basic needs. While our only mission is to feed the hungry, by relieving the food budget of our clients, we help prevent homelessness and allow our clients to make other necessary purchases without sacrificing their health, housing and nutritional needs. We provide groceries to families and individuals referred to us by the Arlington County Department of Human Services, other social service agencies, and the churches of Arlington. AFAC obtains surplus food at a minimal cost from wholesale suppliers and at no cost from private donors, local bakeries, supermarkets, farmers' markets and food drives.

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is dedicated to providing supplemental groceries to Arlington residents who cannot afford to purchase sufficient food to meet their basic needs. While our only mission is to feed the hungry, by relieving the food budget of our clients, we help prevent homelessness and allow our clients to make other necessary purchases without sacrificing their health, housing and nutritional needs. We provide groceries to families and individuals referred to us by the Arlington County Department of Human Services, other social service agencies, and the churches of Arlington. AFAC obtains surplus food at a minimal cost from wholesale suppliers and at no cost from private donors, local bakeries, supermarkets, farmers' markets and food drives.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of clients served
12,429
Number of families served
5,098
Hours of volunteer service
49,950
Total pounds of food rescued
1,455,630
Pounds of food distributed
3,583,230
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arlington Food Assistance Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arlington Food Assistance Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arlington Food Assistance Center (VA) 91.68 four stars
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula (CA) 87.14 three stars
Boca Helping Hands (FL) 95.84 four stars
New York Common Pantry (NY) 96.46 four stars
Friendship Trays (NC) 95.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,578,915
   Federated Campaigns $153,956
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $56,253
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $527,925
Total Contributions $5,317,049
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,317,049
   Other Revenue $172,920
TOTAL REVENUE $5,489,969
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,973,700
   Administrative Expenses $303,160
   Fundraising Expenses $504,968
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,781,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-291,859
   
Net Assets $2,956,318

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 $4,973,700 100.0%

Ratings History
Arlington Food Assistance Center has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.68 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 96.40 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 95.62 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 95.23 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 88.25 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 83.89 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 97.36 four stars
2010-06 06/01/2012 95.85 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.98 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.14 four stars
2009-06 11/01/2010 94.37 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 91.94 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 86.52 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 79.84 two 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 54-1473207
Name in IRS Master File ARLINGTON FOOD ASSISTANCE CENTER
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
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 November, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$157,922 2.73% Charles Meng Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arlington Food Assistance Center (VA) 91.68 four stars
Friendship Trays (NC) 95.60 four stars
Blessings in A Backpack (KY) 92.20 four stars
Valley Outreach (MN) 90.90 four stars
House of Bread (OH) 90.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arlington Food Assistance Center
2708 South Nelson Street
Arlington, VA 22206
tel: (703) 845-8486
fax: (703) 845-8491
EIN: 54-1473207

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6261
Arlington, VA 22206

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Board Leadership

John Murphy
Chair

CEO

Charles Meng
Executive Director

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