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

Arkansas Foodbank

United to Fight Hunger

four stars

90.83

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 90.83 four stars
  Financial 87.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Arkansas Foodbank, the largest hunger relief organization in Arkansas, offers innovative programming focused on serving hungry Arkansans with healthy and nutritious food. Programs like Food For Kids, Food For Families and Food For Seniors provide food and other resources for more than 400 food pantries, schools, shelters, senior centers and other agencies that directly aid hungry Arkansans across our 33-county region. For information on how you can join us in the fight against hunger, visit www.arkansasfoodbank.org. The Foodbank is a proud member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

Arkansas Foodbank, the largest hunger relief organization in Arkansas, offers innovative programming focused on serving hungry Arkansans with healthy and nutritious food. Programs like Food For Kids, Food For Families and Food For Seniors provide food and other resources for more than 400 food pantries, schools, shelters, senior centers and other agencies that directly aid hungry Arkansans across our 33-county region. For information on how you can join us in the fight against hunger, visit www.arkansasfoodbank.org. The Foodbank is a proud member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

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

three stars

87.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
94.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
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) 90.83 four stars
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16 four stars
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 91.40 four stars
Sunshine Division, Inc. (OR) 93.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $37,024,430
   Federated Campaigns $37,874
   Membership Dues $23,375
   Fundraising Events $847,146
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,368,878
Total Contributions $45,301,703
   Program Service Revenue $3,010,281
Total Primary Revenue $48,311,984
   Other Revenue $445,754
TOTAL REVENUE $48,757,738
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $44,055,534
   Administrative Expenses $1,594,853
   Fundraising Expenses $1,035,947
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $46,686,334
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,071,404
   
Net Assets $23,837,609

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 $30,939,628 70.2%
USDA Commodities $12,221,225 27.7%
Food for Kids $561,486 1.3%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 90.83 four stars
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
$143,696 0.30% Rhonda Sanders Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 90.83 four stars
Center for Food Action in New Jersey (NJ) 87.74 three stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 94.01 four stars
City Harvest (NY) 92.61 four stars
Hidden Harvest (MI) 94.04 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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