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

Imperial Valley Food Pantry

Resourcing, allocating and distributing nutritious food through non-profit agencies

two stars

78.30

329 Applestill Road El Centro, CA 92243
tel: (760) 370-0966   Web Site
EIN: 33-0633364

Board Leadership
John Levada
President

CEO
Sara Griffen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.30 two stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 71.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Imperial Valley Food Bank (IVFB) is an independent, non-profit charitable corporation, created and operated for and by residents of Imperial Valley with the purpose of feeding those in need living in Imperial County. The food bank was established in 1991. IVFB has steadily increased our capacity to meet the needs of our community. The demand for emergency food assistance in Imperial Valley remains a county-wide effort as IVFB consistently serves 20,000 individuals monthly. IVFB's primary function is to resource, allocate and distribute nutritious food through non-profit agencies in the county who distribute food directly to their local communities.

Imperial Valley Food Bank (IVFB) is an independent, non-profit charitable corporation, created and operated for and by residents of Imperial Valley with the purpose of feeding those in need living in Imperial County. The food bank was established in 1991. IVFB has steadily increased our capacity to meet the needs of our community. The demand for emergency food assistance in Imperial Valley remains a county-wide effort as IVFB consistently serves 20,000 individuals monthly. IVFB's primary function is to resource, allocate and distribute nutritious food through non-profit agencies in the county who distribute food directly to their local communities.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Weekend Backpack Program, Box of Basics, Mobile Food Pantry, Fresh Rescue, USDA Commodities and Agency Store
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Weekend Backpack Program, Box of Basics, Mobile Food Pantry, Fresh Rescue, USDA Commodities and Agency Store

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
Imperial Valley Food Bank 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 Imperial Valley Food Pantry.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Imperial Valley Food Bank 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 Imperial Valley Food Bank’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

two stars

71.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
93.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Imperial Valley Food Pantry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Imperial Valley Food Pantry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Imperial Valley Food Pantry (CA) 78.30 two stars
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (AZ) 92.92 four stars
Food For Lane County (OR) 92.35 four stars
University District Food Bank (WA) 93.91 four stars
South Plains Food Bank (TX) 92.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,014,765
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $77,070
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,477,323
Total Contributions $7,569,158
   Program Service Revenue $69,838
Total Primary Revenue $7,638,996
   Other Revenue $1,336
TOTAL REVENUE $7,640,332
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,014,806
   Administrative Expenses $112,532
   Fundraising Expenses $234,875
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,362,213
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,278,119
   
Net Assets $5,942,083

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
USDA Commodities Program $3,348,941 66.8%
Food Distribution $1,593,335 31.8%
Weekend Backpack Program $72,530 1.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 78.30 two stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 77.67 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 73.94 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 71.17 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 72.10 two stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 74.38 two 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 33-0633364
Name in IRS Master File IMPERIAL VALLEY FOOD BANK
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
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, 1994
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
$73,689 1.37% Sara Griffen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Imperial Valley Food Pantry (CA) 78.30 two stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 96.66 four stars
Food Bank for the Heartland (NE) 93.60 four stars
Linn Benton Food Share (OR) 92.61 four stars
Community Table (CO) 88.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Imperial Valley Food Pantry
329 Applestill Road
El Centro, CA 92243
tel: (760) 370-0966
fax: (760) 370-5789
EIN: 33-0633364

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Board Leadership

John Levada
President

CEO

Sara Griffen
Executive Director

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