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

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Feed. Teach. Grow.

three stars

88.02

1001 Blair Drive Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27603
tel: (919) 250-0043   Web Site
EIN: 56-1753180

Board Leadership
Matt Robinson
Chair

CEO
L. Ron Pringle
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.02 three stars
  Financial 83.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. As a Feeding America Food Bank, we recover and distribute food to our low-income neighbors, but we know putting food on a plate is not enough. We also provide programs designed to empower people with skills to meet their own food needs through culinary job training, beginner gardening, and cooking healthy on a budget. We feed, teach, and grow to create a hunger-free and healthy community.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. As a Feeding America Food Bank, we recover and distribute food to our low-income neighbors, but we know putting food on a plate is not enough. We also provide programs designed to empower people with skills to meet their own food needs through culinary job training, beginner gardening, and cooking healthy on a budget. We feed, teach, and grow to create a hunger-free and healthy community.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Backpack Buddies, Grocery Bags, Mobile Markets, School Pantries and Mobile Tasiness Machine
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Backpack Buddies, Grocery Bags, Mobile Markets, School Pantries and Mobile Tasiness Machine

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
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and 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 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle 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 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’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

three stars

83.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inter-Faith Food Shuttle on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inter-Faith Food Shuttle on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (NC) 88.02 three stars
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado (CO) 91.60 four stars
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 88.36 three stars
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. (TX) 92.61 four stars
Center for Food Action in New Jersey (NJ) 87.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,559,485
   Federated Campaigns $48,454
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $158,292
Total Contributions $16,766,231
   Program Service Revenue $414,499
Total Primary Revenue $17,180,730
   Other Revenue $403,915
TOTAL REVENUE $17,584,645
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,527,012
   Administrative Expenses $869,288
   Fundraising Expenses $562,853
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,959,153
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,625,492
   
Net Assets $6,521,056

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 Recovery and Distribution $11,058,108 88.3%
Nutrition Education $824,155 6.6%
Culinary Instruction $644,749 5.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 06/01/2021 88.02 three stars
2019-06 03/01/2020 84.26 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2019 82.98 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 78.43 two 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 56-1753180
Name in IRS Master File INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 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 April, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,531 0.79% David Koch President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (NC) 88.02 three stars
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.81 four stars
Facing Hunger (WV) 92.92 four stars
Vermont Foodbank (VT) 88.97 three stars
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 88.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
1001 Blair Drive
Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27603
tel: (919) 250-0043
EIN: 56-1753180

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Board Leadership

Matt Robinson
Chair

CEO

L. Ron Pringle
President & CEO

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