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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

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four stars

96.66

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

Board Leadership
Bob Bolinger
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 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year
9,500,000
Pounds of food distributed
28,000,000
Number of elementary school children living in poverty who receive a weekend backpack full of food through our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program
2,600
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
93.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  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
Ozarks Food Harvest (MO) 98.72 four stars
Foodshare (CT) 90.55 four stars
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (CA) 87.18 three stars
Vermont Foodbank (VT) 95.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $41,309,129
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $191,553
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,106,601
Total Contributions $43,607,283
   Program Service Revenue $427,658
Total Primary Revenue $44,034,941
   Other Revenue $454,344
TOTAL REVENUE $44,489,285
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $41,749,580
   Administrative Expenses $632,999
   Fundraising Expenses $2,134,816
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,517,395
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-28,110
   
Net Assets $22,533,628

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 $30,984,537 74.2%
Emergency Food Assistance Program $5,558,714 13.3%
Food and Nutrition Education $3,690,671 8.8%

Ratings History
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,000 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
Feeding South Dakota (SD) 93.31 four stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 90.22 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.42 four stars
Clark County Food Bank (WA) 97.60 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

Bob Bolinger
Chairman

CEO

James A. Floros
President, CEO

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