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

Facing Hunger

Serving WV, KY & OH

four stars

94.81

1327 Seventh Avenue Huntington, WV 25701
tel: (304) 523-6029   Web Site
EIN: 55-0625915

Board Leadership
Terry Deppner Hardin
President

CEO
Cynthia Kirkhart
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.81 four stars
  Financial 93.86 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Facing Hunger Foodbank is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1983 and is incorporated in West Virginia. Formerly known as the Huntington Area Food Bank, the foodbank initially served Cabell and Wayne Counties. The need was so great across the region that the foodbank expanded its service area after just its first year of operation. The foodbank's service area currently includes nearly 240 agencies across 17 counties in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio.

Facing Hunger Foodbank is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1983 and is incorporated in West Virginia. Formerly known as the Huntington Area Food Bank, the foodbank initially served Cabell and Wayne Counties. The need was so great across the region that the foodbank expanded its service area after just its first year of operation. The foodbank's service area currently includes nearly 240 agencies across 17 counties in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Facing Hunger Food Bank
Program Activities
Facing Hunger 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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Facing Hunger Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Facing Hunger 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 Facing Hunger 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 June 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

93.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
95.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Facing Hunger on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Facing Hunger on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Facing Hunger (WV) 94.81 four stars
Lakeview Pantry (IL) 89.70 three stars
Loaves & Fishes Community Services (IL) 95.59 four stars
Food Bank of South Jersey (NJ) 88.55 three stars
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,292,367
   Federated Campaigns $1,587
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,498,311
Total Contributions $7,792,265
   Program Service Revenue $275,694
Total Primary Revenue $8,067,959
   Other Revenue $42,972
TOTAL REVENUE $8,110,931
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,814,221
   Administrative Expenses $201,888
   Fundraising Expenses $133,876
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,149,985
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-39,054
   
Net Assets $1,240,823

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 Distribution $7,814,221 100.0%

Ratings History
Facing Hunger has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 94.81 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 91.86 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 95.43 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.03 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.27 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 89.53 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.69 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 93.95 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 93.99 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 55-0625915
Name in IRS Master File FACING HUNGER FOODBANK INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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 February, 1984
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$55,015 0.67% Cynthia Kirkhart Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Facing Hunger (WV) 94.81 four stars
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (FL) 92.92 four stars
All Faiths Food Bank (FL) 96.66 four stars
Southeast Missouri Food Bank (MO) 97.17 four stars
Worcester County Food Bank (MA) 90.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Facing Hunger
1327 Seventh Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
tel: (304) 523-6029
fax: (304) 523-6086
EIN: 55-0625915

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Board Leadership

Terry Deppner Hardin
President

CEO

Cynthia Kirkhart
Executive Director

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