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

Facing Hunger

Serving WV, KY & OH

four stars

92.92

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

Board Leadership
Sarah Walling
President

CEO
Cynthia Kirkhart
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Warehouse Distribution Program, Summer Food Service Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, Child Nutrition and Mobile Pantries
Program Name: Warehouse Distribution Program, Summer Food Service Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, Child Nutrition and Mobile Pantries

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
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.
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 Facing Hunger.
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 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

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
95.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 22.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.1%
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) 92.92 four stars
All Faiths Food Bank (FL) 96.46 four stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 89.39 three stars
Food Bank of West Central Texas (TX) 86.19 three stars
Loudoun Hunger Relief (VA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,291,502
   Federated Campaigns $944
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,102,953
Total Contributions $13,395,399
   Program Service Revenue $197,687
Total Primary Revenue $13,593,086
   Other Revenue $55,860
TOTAL REVENUE $13,648,946
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,772,292
   Administrative Expenses $262,075
   Fundraising Expenses $145,491
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,179,858
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $469,088
   
Net Assets $1,711,903

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 $12,772,292 100.0%

Ratings History
Facing Hunger has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 92.92 four stars
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
$67,400 0.51% Cynthia Kirkhart Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Facing Hunger (WV) 92.92 four stars
Ballard Food Bank (WA) 86.47 three stars
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 96.39 four stars
Fulfill (NJ) 90.84 four stars
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 89.27 three 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

Sarah Walling
President

CEO

Cynthia Kirkhart
Executive Director

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