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

Worcester County Food Bank

Creating a hunger-free community

four stars

90.93

474 Boston Turnpike Road Shrewsbury, MA 01545
tel: (508) 842-3663   Web Site
EIN: 04-3071457

Board Leadership
Sehila Ryerson
Chair

CEO
Jean G. McMurray
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.93 four stars
  Financial 87.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Worcester County Food Bank's (WCFB) mission is to engage, educate, and lead Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community. 95 percent of all donated resources go directly towards creating a hunger-free community.

WCFB is the leading anti-hunger organization in Central Massachusetts, distributing over 5 million pounds of donated food and grocery product in partnership with food donors, financial supporters, and volunteers. WCFB provides this product to a network of 138 partner agencies that have programs for feeding hungry people of all ages including food pantries, community meal sites, and shelters.

WCFB also advocates within the community and at the state and federal levels for systemic and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger.

The Worcester County Food Bank's (WCFB) mission is to engage, educate, and lead Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community. 95 percent of all donated resources go directly towards creating a hunger-free community.

WCFB is the leading anti-hunger organization in Central Massachusetts, distributing over 5 million pounds of donated food and grocery product in partnership with food donors, financial supporters, and volunteers. WCFB provides this product to a network of 138 partner agencies that have programs for feeding hungry people of all ages including food pantries, community meal sites, and shelters.

WCFB also advocates within the community and at the state and federal levels for systemic and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Distribution
Program Name: Food Distribution

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
Worcester County Food Bank collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.
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 Worcester County Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Worcester County 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 Worcester County 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

three stars

87.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worcester County Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worcester County Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Worcester County Food Bank (MA) 90.93 four stars
San Antonio Food Bank (TX) 96.33 four stars
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 94.69 four stars
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (IN) 98.23 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,425,966
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $260,212
Total Contributions $12,686,178
   Program Service Revenue $22,428
Total Primary Revenue $12,708,606
   Other Revenue $93,603
TOTAL REVENUE $12,802,209
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,771,734
   Administrative Expenses $577,381
   Fundraising Expenses $480,788
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,829,903
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-27,694
   
Net Assets $8,299,311

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 $11,771,734 100.0%

Ratings History
Worcester County Food Bank has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 90.93 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.47 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 93.42 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 95.58 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 94.40 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 84.72 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 85.43 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 82.90 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 83.23 three 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 04-3071457
Name in IRS Master File WORCESTER COUNTY FOOD BANK INC
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 October, 1994
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,102 1.06% Jean Mcmurray Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Worcester County Food Bank (MA) 90.93 four stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 97.23 four stars
The Society of St. Andrew (VA) 89.39 three stars
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (FL) 92.92 four stars
Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine (ME) 95.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Worcester County Food Bank
474 Boston Turnpike Road
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
tel: (508) 842-3663
fax: (508) 842-7405
EIN: 04-3071457

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Board Leadership

Sehila Ryerson
Chair

CEO

Jean G. McMurray
Executive Director

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