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

FreeStore FoodBank

Providing food and services for people in crisis

four stars

93.87

1141 Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 482-4500   Web Site
EIN: 23-7122205

Board Leadership
Ramon Rodriguez
Board Chair

CEO
Kurt Reiber
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.87 four stars
  Financial 91.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

The Freestore Foodbank was founded in 1971, and serves about 160,000 people in southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The Freestore Foodbank has two divisions, Client Services and the Foodbank. We provide food and services, create stability and further self-reliance for people in crisis. We distribute donated and surplus food to 450 non-profit agencies in 20 counties across three states, who in turn help prevent hunger in their own neighborhoods. In short, we want to make sure that families aren't forced to choose between buying food and paying rent, taking a sick child to the doctor, or repairing the car used to drive to work.

The Freestore Foodbank was founded in 1971, and serves about 160,000 people in southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The Freestore Foodbank has two divisions, Client Services and the Foodbank. We provide food and services, create stability and further self-reliance for people in crisis. We distribute donated and surplus food to 450 non-profit agencies in 20 counties across three states, who in turn help prevent hunger in their own neighborhoods. In short, we want to make sure that families aren't forced to choose between buying food and paying rent, taking a sick child to the doctor, or repairing the car used to drive to work.

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Financial

four stars

91.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
94.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FreeStore FoodBank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FreeStore FoodBank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FreeStore FoodBank (OH) 93.87 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (NC) 90.22 four stars
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 91.24 four stars
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 88.14 three stars
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. (TX) 90.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,604,065
   Federated Campaigns $391,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $759,937
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $16,439,193
Total Contributions $56,194,195
   Program Service Revenue $2,155,288
Total Primary Revenue $58,349,483
   Other Revenue $1,061,052
TOTAL REVENUE $59,410,535
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $54,444,735
   Administrative Expenses $2,079,129
   Fundraising Expenses $1,665,124
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $58,188,988
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,221,547
   
Net Assets $17,995,624

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
Emergency Food Distribution $48,381,905 88.9%
Customer Connection Center $6,061,330 11.1%

Ratings History
FreeStore FoodBank has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 93.87 four stars
2017-06 03/01/2019 92.73 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.06 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.39 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 23-7122205
Name in IRS Master File FREESTORE-FOODBANK INC
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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(917) Thrift ship, retail outlet, 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, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,799 0.35% Kurt Reiber President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FreeStore FoodBank (OH) 93.87 four stars
STEP (MN) 90.68 four stars
Community Table (CO) 92.46 four stars
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 90.98 four stars
Food Finders (CA) 90.85 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • FreeStore Foodbank
  • FreeStore FoodBank Foundation (31-1670386)

Charity Contact Info

FreeStore FoodBank
1141 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 482-4500
EIN: 23-7122205

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Board Leadership

Ramon Rodriguez
Board Chair

CEO

Kurt Reiber
President, CEO

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