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

Food Bank of Alaska

Fill plates, nourish communities

four stars

91.98

2121 Spar Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501
tel: (907) 272-3663   Web Site
EIN: 92-0073175

Board Leadership
Amy DeBruhl
President

CEO
Jim Baldwin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.98 four stars
  Financial 89.39 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1979 Food Bank of Alaska was founded by charities that were feeding their hungry neighbors in order to more effectively and efficiently secure donated and government food that they could distribute. Food Bank of Alaska is dedicated to eliminating hunger in Alaska by obtaining and providing food to 300 partner food pantries and meal programs statewide as well as through anti-hunger leadership. We believe no one deserves to be hungry.

In 1979 Food Bank of Alaska was founded by charities that were feeding their hungry neighbors in order to more effectively and efficiently secure donated and government food that they could distribute. Food Bank of Alaska is dedicated to eliminating hunger in Alaska by obtaining and providing food to 300 partner food pantries and meal programs statewide as well as through anti-hunger leadership. We believe no one deserves to be hungry.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Donated Food Program, Federal Programs, Mobile Food Pantry and Summer Food Service Program
Program Name: Donated Food Program, Federal Programs, Mobile Food Pantry and Summer Food Service Program

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
Food Bank of Alaska 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 Food Bank of Alaska.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Alaska 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 Food Bank of Alaska’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

89.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
94.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Alaska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Alaska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 91.98 four stars
Hidden Harvest (MI) 94.04 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Loaves and Fishes (MN) 85.92 three stars
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 89.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,583,879
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $931,279
Total Contributions $16,515,158
   Program Service Revenue $679,242
Total Primary Revenue $17,194,400
   Other Revenue $54,734
TOTAL REVENUE $17,249,134
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,257,763
   Administrative Expenses $587,917
   Fundraising Expenses $376,789
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,222,469
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,026,665
   
Net Assets $5,037,258

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 Bank Operations $14,775,418 96.8%
Advocacy and Policy Development $482,345 3.2%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Alaska has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 10/01/2020 91.98 four stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 90.81 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.66 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.77 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.62 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.97 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2015 85.72 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 85.56 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 86.45 three 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 92-0073175
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF ALASKA 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 (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 December, 1979
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,670 0.48% Jim Baldwin Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$82,397 0.50% Barb Seibel Chief Financial Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 91.98 four stars
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 90.75 four stars
Missoula Food Bank (MT) 95.47 four stars
The Food Depot (NM) 98.23 four stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 89.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Alaska
2121 Spar Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
tel: (907) 272-3663
fax: (907) 277-7368
EIN: 92-0073175

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Board Leadership

Amy DeBruhl
President

CEO

Jim Baldwin
Executive Director

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