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

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Working toward ending hunger

four stars

91.29

46 Plaza Way Clayton, GA 30525
tel: (706) 354-8191   Web Site
EIN: 58-1938066

Board Leadership
Bobby Erwin
Board Chair

CEO
Chuck Toney
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.29 four stars
  Financial 89.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia was founded in 1992 in an effort to end hunger in northeast Georgia. That year, the food bank distributed approximately 350,000 pounds of food to 36 agencies. The organization has grown tremendously since then, distributing nearly 12 million pounds of food through more than 225 partner organizations in 2015. We are a network of friends working to feed the ill, needy, seniors, and children of northeast Georgia. Our mission is to work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia was founded in 1992 in an effort to end hunger in northeast Georgia. That year, the food bank distributed approximately 350,000 pounds of food to 36 agencies. The organization has grown tremendously since then, distributing nearly 12 million pounds of food through more than 225 partner organizations in 2015. We are a network of friends working to feed the ill, needy, seniors, and children of northeast Georgia. Our mission is to work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Mobile Pantries and Target Programs
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Mobile Pantries and Target Programs

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

89.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
97.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northeast Georgia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northeast Georgia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia (GA) 91.29 four stars
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (IN) 85.85 three stars
Food Bank of Siouxland (IA) 93.92 four stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 88.35 three stars
nourish.NJ (NJ) 91.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,452,533
   Federated Campaigns $47,500
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $856,084
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,356,117
   Program Service Revenue $1,228,646
Total Primary Revenue $22,584,763
   Other Revenue $48,390
TOTAL REVENUE $22,633,153
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,641,412
   Administrative Expenses $339,952
   Fundraising Expenses $213,496
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,194,860
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-561,707
   
Net Assets $6,806,721

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.29 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.87 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.30 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 58-1938066
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA
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
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 August, 1991
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
$93,600 0.40% John Becker President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia (GA) 91.29 four stars
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 87.37 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (LA) 92.61 four stars
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (CA) 95.04 four stars
Lakeview Pantry (IL) 89.70 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
46 Plaza Way
Clayton, GA 30525
tel: (706) 354-8191
EIN: 58-1938066

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 48857
Athens, GA 30604

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Board Leadership

Bobby Erwin
Board Chair

CEO

Chuck Toney
Executive Director

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