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

River City Food Bank

Sacramento's oldest, continuously-serving food bank

three stars

89.86

1800 28th Street Sacramento, CA 95816
tel: (916) 446-2627   Web Site
EIN: 91-1851398

Board Leadership
Mike Wiley
President

CEO
Amanda McCarthy
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.86 three stars
  Financial 92.16 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Created by the community for the community in 1968, River City Food Bank began as River City Community Services. River City Food Bank helps people avoid a downward spiral and work toward self-reliance by providing a short-term food supply when they are unable to meet basic living expenses. Clients who meet income guidelines receive a three-day emergency food supply up to once a month. In addition to food supplies, River City Food Bank is also a unique Sacramento food outreach program that provides nutritional counseling. Nutrition education programs help clients shop better by demonstrating the number of healthy meals they can create from the same few healthy food staples.

Created by the community for the community in 1968, River City Food Bank began as River City Community Services. River City Food Bank helps people avoid a downward spiral and work toward self-reliance by providing a short-term food supply when they are unable to meet basic living expenses. Clients who meet income guidelines receive a three-day emergency food supply up to once a month. In addition to food supplies, River City Food Bank is also a unique Sacramento food outreach program that provides nutritional counseling. Nutrition education programs help clients shop better by demonstrating the number of healthy meals they can create from the same few healthy food staples.

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Financial

four stars

92.16

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
90.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by River City Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by River City Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
River City Food Bank (CA) 89.86 three stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 91.98 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Food Finders (CA) 92.22 four stars
Helping Harvest (PA) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $645,086
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $193,313
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,577,176
Total Contributions $2,415,575
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,415,575
   Other Revenue $38,076
TOTAL REVENUE $2,453,651
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,307,573
   Administrative Expenses $116,823
   Fundraising Expenses $97,770
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,522,166
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-68,515
   
Net Assets $1,454,544

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 Closet Program $1,951,479 84.6%
Nutrition Cooking and Back Snack Program $198,722 8.6%
Calfresh Outreach $157,372 6.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 89.86 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 83.80 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 87.21 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.94 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 91-1851398
Name in IRS Master File RIVER CITY FOOD BANK
NTEE Code S99
NTEE Classification Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 November, 1997
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
$94,499 3.74% Eileen Thomas Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
River City Food Bank (CA) 89.86 three stars
Waste Not (AZ) 93.91 four stars
Rhode Island Community Food Bank (RI) 88.61 three stars
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 90.94 four stars
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 85.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

River City Food Bank
1800 28th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
tel: (916) 446-2627
EIN: 91-1851398

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 160204
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Board Leadership

Mike Wiley
President

CEO

Amanda McCarthy
Executive Director

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