Disable all preview features

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

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Core Values: Big-Hearted, Solution Focused, All-In

three stars

88.81

3333 Third Avenue Sacramento, CA 95817
tel: (916) 456-1980   Web Site
EIN: 94-3315566

Board Leadership
Kären Woodruff
Chair

CEO
Blake Young
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.81 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. Founded in 1976, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is a local, non-profit agency committed to serving individuals and families in need. With a staff of 88 and a volunteer force over 9,000 annually, SFBFS provides free emergency goods and services to approximately 150,000 men, women and children each month.

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. Founded in 1976, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is a local, non-profit agency committed to serving individuals and families in need. With a staff of 88 and a volunteer force over 9,000 annually, SFBFS provides free emergency goods and services to approximately 150,000 men, women and children each month.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Produce for All, No Student Left Hungry, Food for Seniors, Commodities for the Community and Partner Agency Network
Program Name: Produce for All, No Student Left Hungry, Food for Seniors, Commodities for the Community and Partner Agency Network

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
95.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 25.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (CA) 88.81 three stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 96.66 four stars
Food Finders (CA) 92.22 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 92.32 four stars
Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 91.16 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,393,324
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,036,055
Total Contributions $47,429,379
   Program Service Revenue $460,962
Total Primary Revenue $47,890,341
   Other Revenue $1,963,911
TOTAL REVENUE $49,854,252
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,920,481
   Administrative Expenses $1,308,903
   Fundraising Expenses $892,662
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $50,122,046
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-267,794
   
Net Assets $21,779,037

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 $43,907,033 91.6%
Youth Education $1,848,195 3.9%
Clothing Services $1,301,948 2.7%
Refugee Resettlement $863,305 1.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/01/2019 88.81 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 88.81 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2018 88.14 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 94-3315566
Name in IRS Master File SACRAMENTO FOOD BANK SERVICES
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
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,000 0.39% Blake Young President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (CA) 88.81 three stars
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 91.06 four stars
Ballard Food Bank (WA) 86.47 three stars
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 88.14 three stars
Long Island Cares (NY) 91.52 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
3333 Third Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
tel: (916) 456-1980
fax: (916) 451-5920
EIN: 94-3315566

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Kären Woodruff
Chair

CEO

Blake Young
Chief Executive Officer

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.