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

Worcester County Food Bank

Creating a hunger-free community

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four stars

93.42

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

Board Leadership
Robert Pulda
Chair

CEO
Jean G. McMurray
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.42 four stars
  Financial 91.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
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) 93.42 four stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 99.10 four stars
North Texas Food Bank (TX) 96.66 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (NC) 90.22 four stars
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank (GA) 87.41 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,528,693
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $247,455
Total Contributions $12,776,148
   Program Service Revenue $43,361
Total Primary Revenue $12,819,509
   Other Revenue $589,716
TOTAL REVENUE $13,409,225
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,662,642
   Administrative Expenses $326,052
   Fundraising Expenses $456,114
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,444,808
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $964,417
   
Net Assets $7,605,674

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 $11,662,642 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,419 0.92% Jean McMurray Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Worcester County Food Bank (MA) 93.42 four stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 92.02 four stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 95.05 four stars
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 93.48 four stars
FreeStore FoodBank (OH) 90.06 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

Robert Pulda
Chair

CEO

Jean G. McMurray
Executive Director

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