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

Community Table

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three stars

88.86

8555 West 57th Avenue Arvada, CO 80002
tel: (303) 424-6685   Web Site
EIN: 74-2250374

Board Leadership
Harry Fuller
President

CEO
Sandy Martin
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.86 three stars
  Financial 84.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, the Arvada Food Bank now known as Community Table began distributing food to hungry families out of a small house. Now in our 38th year, we have grown to be the largest emergency food and human service provider in Northern Jefferson County serving 100 square miles and the communities of Arvada, Golden, Edgewater, Lakeside, Mountain View, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.

Although providing food is still our core, our current slate of programs for those in need now extends far beyond our humble beginnings as a food pantry. In 2014, we added a "hand up" through Bridges to Opportunity that provides emergency assistance and a full range of self-sufficiency programs and resources. In 2018, we began hosting Living Well Showers for homeless people, and in 2019, we opened an onsite health clinic in partnership with the Physician Assistant Program at Red Rocks Community College.

Founded in 1982, the Arvada Food Bank now known as Community Table began distributing food to hungry families out of a small house. Now in our 38th year, we have grown to be the largest emergency food and human service provider in Northern Jefferson County serving 100 square miles and the communities of Arvada, Golden, Edgewater, Lakeside, Mountain View, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.

Although providing food is still our core, our current slate of programs for those in need now extends far beyond our humble beginnings as a food pantry. In 2014, we added a "hand up" through Bridges to Opportunity that provides emergency assistance and a full range of self-sufficiency programs and resources. In 2018, we began hosting Living Well Showers for homeless people, and in 2019, we opened an onsite health clinic in partnership with the Physician Assistant Program at Red Rocks Community College.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Client Choice Food Pantry, Feeding the Future Program, Mobile Food Pantry, The Emergency Food Assistance Program and Commodities for Seniors
Program Name: Client Choice Food Pantry, Feeding the Future Program, Mobile Food Pantry, The Emergency Food Assistance Program and Commodities for 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
Community Table provides groceries to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.70 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 Community Table.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Community Table 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 Community Table’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

84.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
89.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Table on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Table on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Table (CO) 88.86 three stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 92.92 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (LA) 90.55 four stars
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 96.46 four stars
Helping Harvest (PA) 89.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,566,783
   Federated Campaigns $25,081
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $100,000
   Government Grants $78,725
Total Contributions $2,770,589
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,770,589
   Other Revenue $34,272
TOTAL REVENUE $2,804,861
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,613,145
   Administrative Expenses $158,852
   Fundraising Expenses $169,811
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,941,808
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-136,947
   
Net Assets $1,436,243

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
Hunger Relief $2,613,145 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 88.86 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.46 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.29 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.20 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 88.17 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.31 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.07 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 92.29 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 88.89 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 74-2250374
Name in IRS Master File ARVADA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK 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 (408) Community service organization
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, 1983
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
$85,074 2.89% Sandra Martin Normandin CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Table (CO) 88.86 three stars
West Seattle Food Bank (WA) 95.47 four stars
Facing Hunger (WV) 92.92 four stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 94.01 four stars
Maryland Food Bank (MD) 85.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Table
8555 West 57th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80002
tel: (303) 424-6685
fax: (303) 403-9911
EIN: 74-2250374

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Board Leadership

Harry Fuller
President

CEO

Sandy Martin
Chief Executive Officer

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