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

Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Food. Help. Hope.

four stars

90.39

31 Evans Terminal Hillside, NJ 07205
tel: (908) 355-3663   Web Site
EIN: 22-2423882

Board Leadership
Josh Weinreich
Chairman

CEO
Carlos M. Rodriguez
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.39 four stars
  Financial 86.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1982, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey fights hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long term solutions. We will engage, educate, and empower all sectors of society in the battle. Working together with volunteers, donors and our many partners, we work to fill the emptiness caused by hunger with Food, Help and Hope.

In Fiscal Year 2019, the FoodBank distributed over 60 million pounds of food, which is equal to more than 50 million meals, via our network of 1,000 community partners. Through our combined efforts, we help feed close to 900,000 hungry people in New Jersey every year.





Incorporated in 1982, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey fights hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long term solutions. We will engage, educate, and empower all sectors of society in the battle. Working together with volunteers, donors and our many partners, we work to fill the emptiness caused by hunger with Food, Help and Hope.

In Fiscal Year 2019, the FoodBank distributed over 60 million pounds of food, which is equal to more than 50 million meals, via our network of 1,000 community partners. Through our combined efforts, we help feed close to 900,000 hungry people in New Jersey every year.





Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Program Activities
Community FoodBank of New Jersey 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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Community FoodBank of New Jersey 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 Community FoodBank of New Jersey’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 April 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

86.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
93.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community FoodBank of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community FoodBank of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 90.39 four stars
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 96.39 four stars
The River Food Pantry (WI) 95.47 four stars
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 90.05 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $62,925,280
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,422,310
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $39,787,873
Total Contributions $104,135,463
   Program Service Revenue $2,600,041
Total Primary Revenue $106,735,504
   Other Revenue $522,915
TOTAL REVENUE $107,258,419
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $93,857,870
   Administrative Expenses $2,442,767
   Fundraising Expenses $3,555,336
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $99,855,973
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,402,446
   
Net Assets $34,543,798

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 Bank $93,857,870 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 90.39 four stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 87.62 three stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 87.30 three stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 93.22 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2018 92.41 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.96 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 90.72 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 93.18 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.92 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 95.03 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 95.78 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.14 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 95.03 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.64 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 97.16 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 92.69 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 83.67 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 81.47 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 87.43 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 22-2423882
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF NEW JERSEY INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 June, 1985
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
$189,528 0.18% Carlos M. Rodriguez President
Other Salaries of Note
$268,058 0.26% Karen Leies Vice President of Development

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 90.39 four stars
Food Bank of West Central Texas (TX) 91.07 four stars
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 96.46 four stars
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (TX) 91.16 four stars
Hawaii Foodbank (HI) 92.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community FoodBank of New Jersey
31 Evans Terminal
Hillside, NJ 07205
tel: (908) 355-3663
fax: (908) 355-0270
EIN: 22-2423882

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Board Leadership

Josh Weinreich
Chairman

CEO

Carlos M. Rodriguez
President & CEO

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