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

Westmoreland County Food Bank

Ending hunger here at home

four stars

91.17

100 Devonshire Drive Delmont, PA 15626
tel: (724) 468-8660   Web Site
EIN: 25-1422682

Board Leadership
Kelly King
Chairman

CEO
Jennifer Miller
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.17 four stars
  Financial 87.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Westmoreland County Food Bank (WCFB) supplies food to hungry people through a network of food assistance programs in Westmoreland County. Our 40,000 square foot facility is located in Delmont, Pennsylvania. We serve over 7,000 disadvantaged families each month throughout Westmoreland County. By acquiring food through local donations and government food assistance programs (State Food Purchase Grant and The Emergency Food Assistance Program), WCFB is able to serve the community in several ways: we provide food to meal programs, soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters and child care programs; we provide the means for donors to put their food to good use while gaining tax credits; we keep perfectly good food that can't be sold from becoming garbage in land fills.

The Westmoreland County Food Bank (WCFB) supplies food to hungry people through a network of food assistance programs in Westmoreland County. Our 40,000 square foot facility is located in Delmont, Pennsylvania. We serve over 7,000 disadvantaged families each month throughout Westmoreland County. By acquiring food through local donations and government food assistance programs (State Food Purchase Grant and The Emergency Food Assistance Program), WCFB is able to serve the community in several ways: we provide food to meal programs, soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters and child care programs; we provide the means for donors to put their food to good use while gaining tax credits; we keep perfectly good food that can't be sold from becoming garbage in land fills.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Pantry Distribution Program, Summer Food Service Program, Operation Fresh Express, Senior Food Box Program and Military Share Program
Program Name: Food Pantry Distribution Program, Summer Food Service Program, Operation Fresh Express, Senior Food Box Program and Military Share Program

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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
Westmoreland County Food Bank 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 Westmoreland County Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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

87.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
95.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Westmoreland County Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Westmoreland County Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 91.17 four stars
United Food Bank (AZ) 85.85 three stars
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23 four stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.35 four stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,743,419
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,763,862
Total Contributions $12,507,281
   Program Service Revenue $7,090
Total Primary Revenue $12,514,371
   Other Revenue $52,776
TOTAL REVENUE $12,567,147
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,008,239
   Administrative Expenses $243,174
   Fundraising Expenses $364,040
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,615,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-48,306
   
Net Assets $3,145,489

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 Pantry Distribution Program $9,493,158 79.1%
Operation Fresh Express $1,583,821 13.2%
Summer Food Service Program $666,206 5.5%
Commodity Supplemental Food Program $265,054 2.2%

Ratings History
Westmoreland County Food Bank has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 91.17 four stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 91.02 four stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 91.82 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.51 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 95.14 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 93.40 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 93.86 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 10/01/2015 91.97 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 89.76 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 92.21 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 91.96 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.21 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 99.58 four stars
2008-12 10/01/2010 91.19 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 25-1422682
Name in IRS Master File WESTMORELAND 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 (408) Community service organization
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 September, 1982
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
$75,616 0.59% Jennifer Miller CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 91.17 four stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.35 four stars
Manna Food Center (MD) 94.10 four stars
Feeding San Diego (CA) 89.76 three stars
Food Lifeline (WA) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Westmoreland County Food Bank
100 Devonshire Drive
Delmont, PA 15626
tel: (724) 468-8660
fax: (724) 468-5894
EIN: 25-1422682

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Board Leadership

Kelly King
Chairman

CEO

Jennifer Miller
Chief Executive Officer

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