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

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Feeding Our Community. Fighting Hunger.

four stars

92.38

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

Board Leadership
Ken Dorsey
President

CEO
Jean Toth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.38 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to provide food, hope and dignity to our neighbors who struggle with hunger, and lead the movement to alleviate hunger through education, collaboration and advocacy. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana provides over 4.67 million meals annually to those facing hunger in 12 parishes. Our programs include Partner Agency; BackPacks for Kids; Kids Cabinet; Senior; & Disaster Relief. Together, as a hunger-relief network, we serve over 22,500 people every month. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, a member of Feeding America, is leading the fight against hunger in our community.

Our mission is to provide food, hope and dignity to our neighbors who struggle with hunger, and lead the movement to alleviate hunger through education, collaboration and advocacy. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana provides over 4.67 million meals annually to those facing hunger in 12 parishes. Our programs include Partner Agency; BackPacks for Kids; Kids Cabinet; Senior; & Disaster Relief. Together, as a hunger-relief network, we serve over 22,500 people every month. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, a member of Feeding America, is leading the fight against hunger in our community.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Program, Senior Program, BackPack for Kids Program and Kid's Cabinet
Program Name: Agency Program, Senior Program, BackPack for Kids Program and Kid's Cabinet

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 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.
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 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 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

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Jean Toth Executive Director

Mission

Our mission is to provide food, hope and dignity to our neighbors who struggle with hunger, and lead the movement to alleviate hunger through education, collaboration and advocacy. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana provides over 4.67 million meals annually to those facing hunger in 12 parishes. Our programs include Partner Agency; BackPacks for Kids; Kids Cabinet; Senior; & Disaster Relief. Together, as a hunger-relief network, we serve over 22,500 people every month. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, a member of Feeding America, is leading the fight against hunger in our community.

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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

Ken Dorsey
President

CEO

Jean Toth
Executive Director