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

Central California Food Bank

Distributing Food to the Hungry.

three stars

89.56

3403 East Central Avenue Fresno, CA 93725
tel: (559) 237-3663   Web Site
EIN: 77-0320851

Board Leadership
Julie Olson-Buchanan
Board Chair

CEO
Andrew Souza
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.56 three stars
  Financial 85.79 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We fight hunger by gathering and distributing food, engaging in partnerships that advance self-sufficiency and by providing community leadership on issues related to hunger. Central California Food Bank sits at the center of a network of 220 partner agencies who, along with our innovative direct services, help us distribute food to 280,000 hungry people every month right here in our community. This year we will serve nearly 42 million pounds of food to families in need.

We fight hunger by gathering and distributing food, engaging in partnerships that advance self-sufficiency and by providing community leadership on issues related to hunger. Central California Food Bank sits at the center of a network of 220 partner agencies who, along with our innovative direct services, help us distribute food to 280,000 hungry people every month right here in our community. This year we will serve nearly 42 million pounds of food to families in need.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Mobile Pantry Program, Neighborhood Market Program, U.S.D.A. Partnership, BackPack Program and Partner Agencies
Program Name: Mobile Pantry Program, Neighborhood Market Program, U.S.D.A. Partnership, BackPack Program and Partner Agencies

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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
Central California Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$1 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 Central California Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Central California 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 Central California 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

85.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
97.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central California Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central California Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars
Feed My People (MO) 93.58 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 92.38 four stars
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (NC) 92.54 four stars
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (IN) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $58,257,915
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,248,593
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,589,854
Total Contributions $63,096,362
   Program Service Revenue $1,008,586
Total Primary Revenue $64,104,948
   Other Revenue $25,886
TOTAL REVENUE $64,130,834
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $59,356,756
   Administrative Expenses $679,885
   Fundraising Expenses $1,086,467
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $61,123,108
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,007,726
   
Net Assets $8,797,068

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
Distribute Food to Feed the Hungry $59,356,756 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 89.56 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 94.67 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.47 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 96.59 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 90.92 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 98.01 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 91.28 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 77-0320851
Name in IRS Master File F O O D 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 (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 January, 1997
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
$143,954 0.23% Andrew T. Souza President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 85.85 three stars
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 91.40 four stars
Waste Not (AZ) 93.91 four stars
Food for Others (VA) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Central California Food Bank
3403 East Central Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725
tel: (559) 237-3663
fax: (559) 237-2527
EIN: 77-0320851

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Board Leadership

Julie Olson-Buchanan
Board Chair

CEO

Andrew Souza
President and CEO

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