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

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County

Working with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County.

three stars

83.84

1180 Kendall Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
tel: (805) 238-4664   Web Site
EIN: 77-0210727

Board Leadership
Donna Lewis
Board Chair

CEO
Garret Olson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.84 three stars
  Financial 77.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Food Bank Coalition is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community. The Vision of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is that every person in the county has adequate access to nutritious food. Every human being has the right to nutritious food, regardless of the reasons that they may not be able to obtain it for themselves. The Food Bank's intent is not only to help make nutritious food available through our programs and agencies, but also to encourage and support each person we serve, recognizing their possible vulnerabilities and sensitivities. Everyone the Food Bank serves, whether individuals, families, or agencies deserve to be treated with kindness, respect, and dignity. It is our privilege to serve without judgment.

The mission of the Food Bank Coalition is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community. The Vision of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is that every person in the county has adequate access to nutritious food. Every human being has the right to nutritious food, regardless of the reasons that they may not be able to obtain it for themselves. The Food Bank's intent is not only to help make nutritious food available through our programs and agencies, but also to encourage and support each person we serve, recognizing their possible vulnerabilities and sensitivities. Everyone the Food Bank serves, whether individuals, families, or agencies deserve to be treated with kindness, respect, and dignity. It is our privilege to serve without judgment.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Pantry Program, Food Distribution Program and Child Nutrition Program
Program Name: Food Pantry Program, Food Distribution Program and Child Nutrition 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 Coalition of San Luis Obispo County primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and 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 Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County 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 Coalition of San Luis Obispo County’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

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth -12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County (CA) 83.84 three stars
Food Bank of Western New York (NY) 91.19 four stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 89.57 three stars
Circle Of Concern (MO) 85.02 three stars
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (FL) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,679,725
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $841,441
Total Contributions $6,521,166
   Program Service Revenue $127,991
Total Primary Revenue $6,649,157
   Other Revenue $1,270
TOTAL REVENUE $6,650,427
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,074,342
   Administrative Expenses $271,210
   Fundraising Expenses $243,468
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,589,020
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $61,407
   
Net Assets $2,189,770

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 Pantry Program $2,963,882 48.8%
Food Distribution Program $3,044,937 50.1%
Nutrition Education Programs $37,628 0.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 83.84 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 81.43 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 82.29 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.36 four stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 83.54 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 77-0210727
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK COALITION OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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, 1988
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
$90,355 1.37% Kevin Drabinski CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County (CA) 83.84 three stars
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes (MI) 89.84 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16 four stars
The Society of St. Andrew (VA) 91.30 four stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 91.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County
1180 Kendall Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
tel: (805) 238-4664
fax: (805) 238-6956
EIN: 77-0210727

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Board Leadership

Donna Lewis
Board Chair

CEO

Garret Olson
Chief Executive Officer

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