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

Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas

Provide hunger relief to people in need

four stars

97.17

3414 One Place Jonesboro, AR 72404
tel: (870) 932-3663   Web Site
EIN: 71-0810999

Board Leadership
Joe Verser
President

CEO
Christie Jordan
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides hunger relief to people in need by raising awareness, securing resources, and distributing food through a network of non-profit agencies and programs. Since 1983 the Food Bank has distributed more than 30 million pounds of food throughout Northeast Arkansas.

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides hunger relief to people in need by raising awareness, securing resources, and distributing food through a network of non-profit agencies and programs. Since 1983 the Food Bank has distributed more than 30 million pounds of food throughout Northeast Arkansas.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Core Food Distribution, Commodity Distribution, Backpack and Senior Pack
Program Name: Core Food Distribution, Commodity Distribution, Backpack and Senior Pack

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
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas 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 Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas 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 Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas’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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
96.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 15.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (AR) 97.17 four stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.35 four stars
Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 91.16 four stars
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (IN) 92.55 four stars
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 90.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,956,450
   Federated Campaigns $71,207
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $166,997
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,414,371
Total Contributions $15,609,025
   Program Service Revenue $283,430
Total Primary Revenue $15,892,455
   Other Revenue $125,191
TOTAL REVENUE $16,017,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,505,052
   Administrative Expenses $281,026
   Fundraising Expenses $149,303
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,935,381
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $82,265
   
Net Assets $11,195,903

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
Core Food Distribution $12,954,633 83.6%
Commodity Distribution Program $2,395,547 15.5%
Backpack/Senior Pack Program $148,957 1.0%
Cooking Matters $5,915 < 0.1%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 97.17 four stars
2018-06 03/01/2020 95.02 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 71-0810999
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(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 October, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,638 0.48% Christie Jordan Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (AR) 97.17 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 93.07 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado (CO) 91.60 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (OH) 98.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
3414 One Place
Jonesboro, AR 72404
tel: (870) 932-3663
fax: (870) 933-6639
EIN: 71-0810999

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2097
Jonesboro, AR 72402

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Board Leadership

Joe Verser
President

CEO

Christie Jordan
Chief Executive Officer

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