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

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

Together we can fight hunger

three stars

85.85

461 Glenbrook Road Stamford, CT 06906
tel: (203) 358-8898   Web Site
EIN: 02-0684220

Board Leadership
Sam Cingari
Chairperson

CEO
Kathleen Lombardo
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.85 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County is lower Fairfield County's primary hunger-relief organization. We provide food to approximately 75 non-profit agencies and programs that serve low income people in our six town service area through bags of groceries and congregate meals. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, child care programs, homeless shelters, senior centers, domestic violence safe houses, and rehabilitation programs. Our mission statement is to raise awareness of, and promote action to combat, hunger in these communities.

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County is lower Fairfield County's primary hunger-relief organization. We provide food to approximately 75 non-profit agencies and programs that serve low income people in our six town service area through bags of groceries and congregate meals. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, child care programs, homeless shelters, senior centers, domestic violence safe houses, and rehabilitation programs. Our mission statement is to raise awareness of, and promote action to combat, hunger in these communities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients served
181,704
Number of meals served or provided
4,389,680
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
92.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth -7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County (CT) 85.85 three stars
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (AR) 95.02 four stars
Food for People (CA) 92.66 four stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 92.90 four stars
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (CA) 88.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,099,327
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $43,208
Total Contributions $3,142,535
   Program Service Revenue $55,827
Total Primary Revenue $3,198,362
   Other Revenue $90,857
TOTAL REVENUE $3,289,219
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,686,334
   Administrative Expenses $110,964
   Fundraising Expenses $123,259
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,920,557
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $368,662
   
Net Assets $3,858,646

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 Collection and Distribution $2,607,404 97.1%
Awareness and Education $78,930 2.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 85.85 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.39 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.16 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.97 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 99.77 four stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 97.70 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 90.09 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 02-0684220
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF LOWER FAIRFIELD COUNTY 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
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, 2003
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
$90,000 3.08% Kate Lombardo Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County (CT) 85.85 three stars
Capital Area Food Bank (DC) 90.47 four stars
Dare to Care Food Bank (KY) 93.36 four stars
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (TX) 92.22 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
461 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT 06906
tel: (203) 358-8898
fax: (203) 358-8306
EIN: 02-0684220

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Board Leadership

Sam Cingari
Chairperson

CEO

Kathleen Lombardo
Executive Director

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