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

Arkansas Foodbank

United to Fight Hunger

four stars

94.02

4301 West 65th Street Little Rock, AR 72209
tel: (501) 565-8121   Web Site
EIN: 71-0596734

Board Leadership
Will Montgomery
President

CEO
Rhonda Sanders
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.02 four stars
  Financial 97.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is a member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Its recent merger with the Arkansas Rice Depot creates new and innovative programming focused on serving hungry Arkansans with more healthy and nutritious food. Programs like Food For Kids, Food For Families, and Food For Seniors provide food and other resources for more than 450 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, colleges, shelters, senior centers, summer feeding sites, and other agencies that provide aid directly to hungry Arkansans. The Foodbank primarily serves 33 counties in Central and Southern Arkansas but also assists other Feeding America food banks in the state and region. For information on how you can fight hunger, visit www.arkansasfoodbank.org.

Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is a member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Its recent merger with the Arkansas Rice Depot creates new and innovative programming focused on serving hungry Arkansans with more healthy and nutritious food. Programs like Food For Kids, Food For Families, and Food For Seniors provide food and other resources for more than 450 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, colleges, shelters, senior centers, summer feeding sites, and other agencies that provide aid directly to hungry Arkansans. The Foodbank primarily serves 33 counties in Central and Southern Arkansas but also assists other Feeding America food banks in the state and region. For information on how you can fight hunger, visit www.arkansasfoodbank.org.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food for Families, Food For Kids, Food For Seniors and Campus Pantries
Program Name: Food for Families, Food For Kids, Food For Seniors and Campus Pantries

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
Arkansas Foodbank 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 Arkansas Foodbank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Arkansas Foodbank 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 Arkansas Foodbank’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

97.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
94.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arkansas Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arkansas Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 94.02 four stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
Long Island Cares (NY) 91.52 four stars
Food Pantry of Waukesha County (WI) 87.96 three stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 91.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,290,530
   Federated Campaigns $28,454
   Membership Dues $22,600
   Fundraising Events $536,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,133,849
Total Contributions $42,011,783
   Program Service Revenue $2,663,108
Total Primary Revenue $44,674,891
   Other Revenue $571,796
TOTAL REVENUE $45,246,687
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $42,099,513
   Administrative Expenses $1,416,130
   Fundraising Expenses $1,051,426
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,567,069
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $679,618
   
Net Assets $20,837,563

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 for Families $35,156,232 83.5%
USDA Commodities $5,907,578 14.0%
Food for Kids $749,063 1.8%

Ratings History
Arkansas Foodbank has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 94.02 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.22 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.77 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 89.17 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.30 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 94.12 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 94.32 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 91.50 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 71-0596734
Name in IRS Master File ARKANSAS FOODBANK
NTEE Code K19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 July, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,342 0.31% Rhonda Sanders Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 94.02 four stars
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 88.60 three stars
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 92.38 four stars
Food for Lane County (OR) 90.61 four stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arkansas Foodbank
4301 West 65th Street
Little Rock, AR 72209
tel: (501) 565-8121
fax: (501) 565-0180
EIN: 71-0596734

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Board Leadership

Will Montgomery
President

CEO

Rhonda Sanders
Chief Executive Officer

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