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

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Our Food Bank serves more than 700 member agencies in six Northeast Ohio counties

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four stars

90.71

15500 South Waterloo Road Cleveland, OH 44110
tel: (216) 738-2265   Web Site
EIN: 34-1292848

Board Leadership
Felton Thomas
Board Chair

CEO
Kristin Warzocha
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1979, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Food Bank collects, warehouses, and distributes food and grocery products to more than 450 social service agencies that feed the needy in the Northeast Ohio area. The Food Bank provides food to child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly. The Food Bank uses the Ohio Benefit Bank software to enroll low income clients in the public benefits they are eligible for including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Clients can call the Food Bank's Help Center for assistance or meet with our outreach workers in the community. In FY2014, the Food Bank distributed 40.7 million pounds of food and other essential products to partner agencies. Including the meals provided via SNAP benefits, the Food Bank made possible over 45.5 million meals for individuals in need in our community.

Founded in 1979, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Food Bank collects, warehouses, and distributes food and grocery products to more than 450 social service agencies that feed the needy in the Northeast Ohio area. The Food Bank provides food to child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly. The Food Bank uses the Ohio Benefit Bank software to enroll low income clients in the public benefits they are eligible for including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Clients can call the Food Bank's Help Center for assistance or meet with our outreach workers in the community. In FY2014, the Food Bank distributed 40.7 million pounds of food and other essential products to partner agencies. Including the meals provided via SNAP benefits, the Food Bank made possible over 45.5 million meals for individuals in need in our community.

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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
95.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Cleveland Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Cleveland Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 90.71 four stars
Island Harvest (NY) 91.09 four stars
Foodshare (CT) 90.28 four stars
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 86.16 three stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $49,681,145
   Federated Campaigns $61,769
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $350,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $32,540,905
Total Contributions $82,633,819
   Program Service Revenue $6,627,293
Total Primary Revenue $89,261,112
   Other Revenue $1,016,368
TOTAL REVENUE $90,277,480
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $86,769,670
   Administrative Expenses $1,237,281
   Fundraising Expenses $2,910,462
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $90,917,413
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-639,933
   
Net Assets $19,127,868

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
Ohio Food Purchase and Agricultural Clearance Program $21,317,101 24.6%
Emergency Food Assistance Program $13,021,897 15.0%
Summer Feeding Program $3,546,987 4.1%

Ratings History
Greater Cleveland Food Bank has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 11/01/2018 90.71 four stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 92.38 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.38 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.67 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 91.80 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 89.39 three stars
2012-09 09/04/2013 95.51 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 92.61 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 92.61 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 93.73 four stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 85.19 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 89.79 three stars
2006-09 04/01/2008 80.18 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 90.36 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 99.44 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 97.15 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 95.96 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 92.82 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 34-1292848
Name in IRS Master File GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans 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 January, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$197,563 0.21% Kristin Warzocha President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 90.71 four stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 91.23 four stars
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 96.46 four stars
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 94.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Cleveland Food Bank
15500 South Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110
tel: (216) 738-2265
fax: (216) 738-1604
EIN: 34-1292848

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Board Leadership

Felton Thomas
Board Chair

CEO

Kristin Warzocha
President & CEO

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