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

Feeding San Diego

Leading hunger-relief organization

three stars

89.76

9455 Waples Street Suite 135
San Diego, CA 92121
tel: (858) 452-3663   Web Site
EIN: 26-0457477

Board Leadership
Gwendolyn Sontheim
Chair

CEO
Dan Shea
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.76 three stars
  Financial 85.53 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief organization in the county, providing 25 million meals within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. Feeding San Diego provides food and resources to a network of more than 245 distribution partners serving 63,000 children, families and seniors each week. Focused on healthy food, education and advocacy, Feeding San Diego is building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships.

Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief organization in the county, providing 25 million meals within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. Feeding San Diego provides food and resources to a network of more than 245 distribution partners serving 63,000 children, families and seniors each week. Focused on healthy food, education and advocacy, Feeding San Diego is building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Feeding Families, Feeding Kids and Feeding Seniors
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Feeding Families, Feeding Kids and Feeding Seniors

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
Feeding San Diego 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 Feeding San Diego.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding San Diego 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 Feeding San Diego’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

85.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
95.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding San Diego on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding San Diego on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding San Diego (CA) 89.76 three stars
Food Bank for the Heartland (NE) 93.60 four stars
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 96.46 four stars
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 88.99 three stars
Food Bank of Northern Nevada (NV) 93.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $50,597,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,622
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $186,184
Total Contributions $50,789,545
   Program Service Revenue $160,252
Total Primary Revenue $50,949,797
   Other Revenue $55,704
TOTAL REVENUE $51,005,501
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,689,861
   Administrative Expenses $977,791
   Fundraising Expenses $1,692,822
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $50,360,474
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $645,027
   
Net Assets $3,649,540

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 89.76 three stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 91.16 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 87.83 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2018 88.24 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 26-0457477
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING SAN DIEGO
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
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 August, 2007
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
$189,166 0.37% Vince Hall CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding San Diego (CA) 89.76 three stars
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 91.02 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (LA) 90.55 four stars
Waste Not (AZ) 93.91 four stars
Montgomery Area Food Bank (AL) 93.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding San Diego
9455 Waples Street
Suite 135
San Diego, CA 92121
tel: (858) 452-3663
fax: (858) 768-7438
EIN: 26-0457477

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Board Leadership

Gwendolyn Sontheim
Chair

CEO

Dan Shea
Chief Executive Officer

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