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

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Feeding Our Community. Fighting Hunger.

four stars

90.94

4600 Central Avenue Monroe, LA 71203
tel: (318) 322-3567   Web Site
EIN: 72-1333809

Board Leadership
Shawn Hornsby
President

CEO
Jean Toth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.94 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to battle hunger and improve the wellness of our community by:
Securing food and providing it to partner agencies who feed the hungry; fostering public awareness; and managing direct distribution programs.
The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana procures, sorts, inventories and provides food to our partner agencies for distribution into their local communities. In addition, the Food Bank operates three programs that directly provide food to those most vulnerable - our children and seniors. Together, as a hunger-relief network, we serve over 42,600 people annually.
The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, a member of Feeding America, is leading the fight against hunger in our community.

Our mission is to battle hunger and improve the wellness of our community by:
Securing food and providing it to partner agencies who feed the hungry; fostering public awareness; and managing direct distribution programs.
The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana procures, sorts, inventories and provides food to our partner agencies for distribution into their local communities. In addition, the Food Bank operates three programs that directly provide food to those most vulnerable - our children and seniors. Together, as a hunger-relief network, we serve over 42,600 people annually.
The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, a member of Feeding America, is leading the fight against hunger in our community.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
Program Activities
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana 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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana 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 Northeast Louisiana’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 November 2019, 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

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth -11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 90.94 four stars
Island Harvest (NY) 89.20 three stars
University District Food Bank (WA) 90.18 four stars
Second Harvest Foodbank of the Mahoning Valley (OH) 98.06 four stars
Food Bank of Western New York, Inc. (NY) 91.95 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,729,102
   Federated Campaigns $110,218
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,786,446
Total Contributions $6,625,766
   Program Service Revenue $77,934
Total Primary Revenue $6,703,700
   Other Revenue $1,546
TOTAL REVENUE $6,705,246
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,800,978
   Administrative Expenses $148,932
   Fundraising Expenses $133,839
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,083,749
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-378,503
   
Net Assets $1,916,766

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
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.94 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.94 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 93.87 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 93.51 four stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 97.67 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.88 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 72-1333809
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF NORTHEAST LOUISIANA INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(600) Community Chest, United Way, 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 December, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
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
None reported -- Jean Toth Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 90.94 four stars
Island Harvest (NY) 89.20 three stars
Emergency Food Network (WA) 91.78 four stars
Circle Of Concern (MO) 86.52 three stars
Second Harvest Inland Northwest (WA) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
4600 Central Avenue
Monroe, LA 71203
tel: (318) 322-3567
fax: (318) 322-1620
EIN: 72-1333809

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5048
Monroe, LA 71211

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Board Leadership

Shawn Hornsby
President

CEO

Jean Toth
Executive Director

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