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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

86.37

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

Board Leadership
Darnell Brown
Board Chair

CEO
Kristin Warzocha
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.37
  Financial 80.73
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 FY2018, the Food Bank distributed 45.7 million pounds of food and other essential products to partner agencies. Including the meals provided via SNAP benefits, the Food Bank made possible over 57.4 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 FY2018, the Food Bank distributed 45.7 million pounds of food and other essential products to partner agencies. Including the meals provided via SNAP benefits, the Food Bank made possible over 57.4 million meals for individuals in need in our community.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Partner Agency Distribution, Feeding Seniors, Feeding Children, Mobile Pantries and Food as Medicine
Program Name: Partner Agency Distribution, Feeding Seniors, Feeding Children, Mobile Pantries and Food as Medicine

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
Greater Cleveland Food Bank 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 Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Greater Cleveland Food Bank 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 Greater Cleveland Food Bank’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

80.73

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
95.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.3%
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) 86.37
The Society of St. Andrew (VA) 89.39
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 99.29
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17
Vermont Foodbank (VT) 96.35

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $47,965,388
   Federated Campaigns $8,371
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $417,570
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $33,873,723
Total Contributions $82,265,052
   Program Service Revenue $8,761,397
Total Primary Revenue $91,026,449
   Other Revenue $830,532
TOTAL REVENUE $91,856,981
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $84,715,350
   Administrative Expenses $1,580,072
   Fundraising Expenses $2,779,505
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $89,074,927
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,782,054
   
Net Assets $20,452,463

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
Senior Box Program $18,926,126 22.3%
Ohio Food Purchase and Agricultural Clearance Program $14,563,312 17.2%
Summer Feeding Program $4,145,781 4.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 07/01/2021 86.37
2019-09 05/01/2021 85.50
2018-09 09/03/2019 87.37
2017-09 11/01/2018 90.71
2016-09 02/01/2018 92.38
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.38
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.67
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 91.80
2013-09 12/22/2014 89.39
2012-09 09/04/2013 95.51
2011-09 06/01/2012 92.61
2010-09 09/20/2011 92.61
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 93.73
2008-09 09/01/2009 85.19
2007-09 04/01/2009 89.79
2006-09 04/01/2008 80.18
2004-12 10/01/2005 90.36
2003-12 10/01/2004 99.44
2002-12 05/01/2004 97.15
2001-12 02/05/2003 95.96

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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,858 0.25% Kristin Warzocha President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 86.37
Food For Lane County (OR) 93.21
Community Table (CO) 88.86
Northampton Survival Center (MA) 93.16
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (MN) 96.52

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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

Darnell Brown
Board Chair

CEO

Kristin Warzocha
President & CEO

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