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

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Serving San Diego County since 1977

four stars

96.66

9850 Distribution Avenue San Diego, CA 92121
tel: (858) 527-1419   Web Site
EIN: 20-4374795

Board Leadership
Steve Bernstein
Chairman

CEO
James A. Floros
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest independent hunger-relief organization in San Diego County, providing food to 370,000 people every month through more than 400 nonprofit partners and 200 direct distributions. The Food Bank's mission is to provide nutritious food to people in need, advocate for the hungry, and educate the public about hunger-related issues. As a very lean and efficient organization, 93 cents out of every dollar donated to the Food Bank goes directly to programs and services. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 28 million pounds of food - 34% was nutritious fresh fruits & vegetables. More than 20,000 volunteers work hard to sort, pack and distribute food, as well as assist with administrative projects and events.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest independent hunger-relief organization in San Diego County, providing food to 370,000 people every month through more than 400 nonprofit partners and 200 direct distributions. The Food Bank's mission is to provide nutritious food to people in need, advocate for the hungry, and educate the public about hunger-related issues. As a very lean and efficient organization, 93 cents out of every dollar donated to the Food Bank goes directly to programs and services. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 28 million pounds of food - 34% was nutritious fresh fruits & vegetables. More than 20,000 volunteers work hard to sort, pack and distribute food, as well as assist with administrative projects and events.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Backpack Program, Food Pantry Program, General Distribution and College Hunger Relief
Program Name: Backpack Program, Food Pantry Program, General Distribution and College Hunger Relief

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
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego 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 Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Jacobs & Cushman San Diego 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 Jacobs & Cushman San Diego 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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
93.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 16.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 96.66 four stars
Anne Arundel County Food Bank (MD) 88.81 three stars
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (CA) 97.53 four stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 88.35 three stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $48,722,765
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $316,076
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,593,934
Total Contributions $51,632,775
   Program Service Revenue $567,880
Total Primary Revenue $52,200,655
   Other Revenue $502,906
TOTAL REVENUE $52,703,561
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,245,741
   Administrative Expenses $725,686
   Fundraising Expenses $2,083,527
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $50,054,954
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,648,607
   
Net Assets $25,258,728

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
Provision of Food and Nonfood Items $32,732,907 69.3%
Emergency Food Assistance Program $8,380,976 17.7%
Food and Nutrition Education $3,966,544 8.4%

Ratings History
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 96.66 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2018 95.02 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2018 95.02 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 97.23 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 97.83 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 96.93 four stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 90.64 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 89.41 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 94.58 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 20-4374795
Name in IRS Master File JACOBS & CUSHMAN SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK
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 May, 2006
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
$234,087 0.46% James Floros President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 96.66 four stars
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 90.63 four stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 100.00 four stars
Feed My People (MO) 93.58 four stars
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OK) 93.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121
tel: (858) 527-1419
fax: (858) 527-1457
EIN: 20-4374795

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Board Leadership

Steve Bernstein
Chairman

CEO

James A. Floros
President, CEO

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