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

Greater Berks Food Bank

Feeding the hungry by acquiring and distributing food to people in need.

four stars

91.45

117 Morgan Drive Reading, PA 19608
tel: (610) 926-5802   Web Site
EIN: 22-2456238

Board Leadership
Lori Endy
President

CEO
Peg Bianca
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
96.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Berks Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Berks Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Berks Food Bank (PA) 91.45 four stars
Loaves & Fishes Community Services (IL) 91.75 four stars
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 97.60 four stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 89.06 three stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 96.46 four stars

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The Greater Berks Food Bank works to feed the hungry by acquiring and distributing food to people in need. The Greater Berks Food Bank collects, purchases, stores, and distributes over seven million pounds of food annually to the more than 300 programs which feed the hungry in Berks, Schuylkill, and western Montgomery Counties.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,829,327
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,650,362
Total Contributions $14,479,689
   Program Service Revenue $606,248
Total Primary Revenue $15,085,937
   Other Revenue $125,408
TOTAL REVENUE $15,211,345
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,710,497
   Administrative Expenses $257,866
   Fundraising Expenses $234,055
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,202,418
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,008,927
   
Net Assets $6,961,500

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 Distribution $13,033,148 95.1%
Commodity Supplemental Food Program $414,605 3.0%
Backpack Program $262,744 1.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 08/01/2017 91.45 four 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 22-2456238
Name in IRS Master File GREATER BERKS 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 August, 1983
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,363 0.67% Margaret Bianca Executive Director

The Greater Berks Food Bank works to feed the hungry by acquiring and distributing food to people in need. The Greater Berks Food Bank collects, purchases, stores, and distributes over seven million pounds of food annually to the more than 300 programs which feed the hungry in Berks, Schuylkill, and western Montgomery Counties.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Berks Food Bank (PA) 91.45 four stars
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Three Square (NV) 96.66 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (IN) 90.71 four stars
South Plains Food Bank (TX) 88.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Berks Food Bank
117 Morgan Drive
Reading, PA 19608
tel: (610) 926-5802
fax: (610) 926-7638
EIN: 22-2456238

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Board Leadership

Lori Endy
President

CEO

Peg Bianca
Executive Director

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