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

River Bend Foodbank

Together we can solve hunger.

four stars

98.23

4010 Kimmel Drive Davenport, IA 52802
tel: (563) 345-6490   Web Site
EIN: 36-3147342

Board Leadership
Trish Huber
Chair

CEO
Mike Miller
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

River Bend Foodbank's mission is to lead the community-wide effort to end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. They do this by leveraging partnerships to help people in need stabilize their lives, engaging the public in hunger issues, advocating on behalf of hungry people, and the traditional food bank role of recovering and distributing surplus food through a network of hunger-relief agency partners.

Founded in 1982, River Bend Foodbank supplies food to more than 300 agency partners including food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, residential treatment facilities, day care centers, and senior centers. Collectively, these programs are the food safety net for tens of thousands of struggling individuals and families in the 22 counties served by River Bend Foodbank in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. In its first year of operation, 190,000 pounds of food were given out. In 2016, over 11 million meals were distributed to hungry people.

River Bend Foodbank's mission is to lead the community-wide effort to end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. They do this by leveraging partnerships to help people in need stabilize their lives, engaging the public in hunger issues, advocating on behalf of hungry people, and the traditional food bank role of recovering and distributing surplus food through a network of hunger-relief agency partners.

Founded in 1982, River Bend Foodbank supplies food to more than 300 agency partners including food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, residential treatment facilities, day care centers, and senior centers. Collectively, these programs are the food safety net for tens of thousands of struggling individuals and families in the 22 counties served by River Bend Foodbank in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. In its first year of operation, 190,000 pounds of food were given out. In 2016, over 11 million meals were distributed to hungry people.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Partner Agency Distribution, Backpack Program, Hospital Pantry, Mobile Food Pantry, School Pantry, Senior Pantry, Senior Hunger Initiative and USDA Commodities
Program Name: Partner Agency Distribution, Backpack Program, Hospital Pantry, Mobile Food Pantry, School Pantry, Senior Pantry, Senior Hunger Initiative and USDA Commodities

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
River Bend Foodbank 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 River Bend Foodbank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. River Bend Foodbank 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 River Bend Foodbank’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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
96.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 17.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by River Bend Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by River Bend Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23 four stars
West Suburban Community Pantry (IL) 88.09 three stars
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (MD) 87.42 three stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 98.23 four stars
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (MI) 90.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,775,439
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $41,116
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,905,441
Total Contributions $38,721,996
   Program Service Revenue $1,203,191
Total Primary Revenue $39,925,187
   Other Revenue $127,009
TOTAL REVENUE $40,052,196
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,096,797
   Administrative Expenses $811,122
   Fundraising Expenses $494,841
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,402,760
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,649,436
   
Net Assets $12,021,306

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
Collect, Store, and Redistribute Food $35,096,797 100.0%

Ratings History
River Bend Foodbank has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 98.23 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.22 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 88.68 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 88.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 87.94 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 36-3147342
Name in IRS Master File RIVER BEND FOOD RESERVOIR
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 January, 1982
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
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,709 0.36% Michael Miller President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23 four stars
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (MI) 90.89 four stars
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (MI) 90.89 four stars
Feed My People (MO) 93.58 four stars
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 96.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

River Bend Foodbank
4010 Kimmel Drive
Davenport, IA 52802
tel: (563) 345-6490
fax: (563) 345-6496
EIN: 36-3147342

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Board Leadership

Trish Huber
Chair

CEO

Mike Miller
President & CEO

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