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

Northwest Arkansas Food Bank

Nourishing NWA communities by feeding hungry people

three stars

83.35

1378 June Self Drive Bethel Heights, AR 72764
tel: (479) 872-8774   Web Site
EIN: 71-0680830

Board Leadership
Leah Acoach
Board Chair

CEO
Kent Eikenberry
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.35 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank was founded in 1988 to serve four Northwest Arkansas counties by providing an affordable and credible food source to our partner agencies serving the hungry. The NWA Food Bank currently has about 160 partner agencies ranging from food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and many more. In 2016 we distributed over 11.4 million pounds of food to these partners.

The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank was founded in 1988 to serve four Northwest Arkansas counties by providing an affordable and credible food source to our partner agencies serving the hungry. The NWA Food Bank currently has about 160 partner agencies ranging from food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and many more. In 2016 we distributed over 11.4 million pounds of food to these partners.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
95.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 20.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Arkansas Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Arkansas Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Arkansas Food Bank (AR) 83.35 three stars
Foodshare (CT) 90.55 four stars
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County (CT) 89.39 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (LA) 94.69 four stars
Clark County Food Bank (WA) 99.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,449,672
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,449,672
   Program Service Revenue $1,481,747
Total Primary Revenue $19,931,419
   Other Revenue $196,318
TOTAL REVENUE $20,127,737
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,739,047
   Administrative Expenses $378,415
   Fundraising Expenses $673,308
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,790,770
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $336,967
   
Net Assets $4,003,259

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
Collection and Distribution of Food Items $18,739,047 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 83.35 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 78.78 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 83.73 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 71-0680830
Name in IRS Master File NORTHWEST ARKANSAS 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
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1989
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,561 0.59% Kent Eikenberry President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Arkansas Food Bank (AR) 83.35 three stars
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 91.67 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 94.58 four stars
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.71 three stars
Manna on Main Street (PA) 87.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
1378 June Self Drive
Bethel Heights, AR 72764
tel: (479) 872-8774
fax: (479) 872-8777
EIN: 71-0680830

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Board Leadership

Leah Acoach
Board Chair

CEO

Kent Eikenberry
President, CEO

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