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

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Fighting hunger. Feeding hope.

three stars

83.77

2248 W. 35th Avenue Gary, IN 46408
tel: (219) 980-1777   Web Site
EIN: 35-1528285

Board Leadership
Kris Parker
President

CEO
Steve Beekman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.77 three stars
  Financial 78.49 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is to alleviate hunger by acquiring and distributing food to people in need, promoting solutions that advance self-sufficiency and hunger relief, and leading our region in the fight against hunger. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been providing critical food assistance to individuals and families in need since 1982, and is the only food bank serving Lake and Porter counties.

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is to alleviate hunger by acquiring and distributing food to people in need, promoting solutions that advance self-sufficiency and hunger relief, and leading our region in the fight against hunger. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been providing critical food assistance to individuals and families in need since 1982, and is the only food bank serving Lake and Porter counties.

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Financial

two stars

78.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
93.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (IN) 83.77 three stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 94.77 four stars
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 93.91 four stars
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 85.92 three stars
Second Harvest Heartland (MN) 85.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,729,093
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,558,155
Total Contributions $10,287,248
   Program Service Revenue $79,596
Total Primary Revenue $10,366,844
   Other Revenue $637,999
TOTAL REVENUE $11,004,843
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,370,806
   Administrative Expenses $491,682
   Fundraising Expenses $233,509
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,095,997
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-91,154
   
Net Assets $2,722,001

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
Acquire, Store, and Distribute Food $10,299,772 99.3%
Summer Food Service Program $44,254 0.4%
Backpack Program $24,650 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 83.77 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 86.41 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 88.51 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 35-1528285
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF NORTHWEST INDIANA 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 May, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,000 0.70% Stephen Beekman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (IN) 83.77 three stars
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 89.99 three stars
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 96.66 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 92.74 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
2248 W. 35th Avenue
Gary, IN 46408
tel: (219) 980-1777
fax: (219) 980-1720
EIN: 35-1528285

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Board Leadership

Kris Parker
President

CEO

Steve Beekman
Executive Director

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