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

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent

"Helping heal the hurt of hunger"

four stars

97.17

3809 East Rio Grande Victoria, TX 77901
tel: (361) 578-0591   Web Site
EIN: 74-2534561

Board Leadership
Erica Briggs
Chair

CEO
Robin Cadle
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent advocates for a hunger-free Texas. We are committed to working together with other food banks and non-profit organizations to provide a single, trusted and credible voice to the challenge of ending hunger in Texas. We are agents of change and move with urgency on behalf of Texas' most vulnerable citizens. We are collectively committed to treating all people in need with respect and dignity. We view hunger as impacting all communities and counties in Texas and seek solutions to local challenges.

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent advocates for a hunger-free Texas. We are committed to working together with other food banks and non-profit organizations to provide a single, trusted and credible voice to the challenge of ending hunger in Texas. We are agents of change and move with urgency on behalf of Texas' most vulnerable citizens. We are collectively committed to treating all people in need with respect and dignity. We view hunger as impacting all communities and counties in Texas and seek solutions to local challenges.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank, Kids BackPack and Mobile Pantry Program
Program Name: Food Bank, Kids BackPack and Mobile Pantry Program

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
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that 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 The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of the Golden Crescent 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 the Golden Crescent’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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
96.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (TX) 97.17 four stars
Helena Food Share (MT) 91.16 four stars
San Antonio Food Bank (TX) 97.57 four stars
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 92.35 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 93.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,731,253
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,674,160
Total Contributions $9,405,413
   Program Service Revenue $306,250
Total Primary Revenue $9,711,663
   Other Revenue $235,947
TOTAL REVENUE $9,947,610
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,702,575
   Administrative Expenses $180,987
   Fundraising Expenses $176,835
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,060,397
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-112,788
   
Net Assets $4,572,313

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 $9,586,112 98.8%

Ratings History
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2020 97.17 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 92.22 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 96.91 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 92.46 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 92.46 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 90.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 82.28 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 82.90 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 74-2534561
Name in IRS Master File THE FOOD BANK OF THE GOLDEN CRESCENT
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 (917) Thrift ship, retail outlet, etc.
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 September, 1989
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,173 0.85% Robin Cadle President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (TX) 97.17 four stars
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 96.46 four stars
Manna Food Center (MD) 94.10 four stars
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.90 four stars
Northampton Survival Center (MA) 89.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
3809 East Rio Grande
Victoria, TX 77901
tel: (361) 578-0591
fax: (361) 573-7381
EIN: 74-2534561

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5085
Victoria, TX 77903

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Board Leadership

Erica Briggs
Chair

CEO

Robin Cadle
President, CEO

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