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

Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Food. Help. Hope.

98.23

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 98.23
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Kids Cafe, Summer Meals, Healthy Families Farmers Market, Southern Jersey On-site Food Pantry, Mobile Pantry and Food Bank
Program Name: Kids Cafe, Summer Meals, Healthy Families Farmers Market, Southern Jersey On-site Food Pantry, Mobile Pantry and Food Bank

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
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.
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 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 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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
94.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 28.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
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) 98.23
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 91.81
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 94.69
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 89.09
Freestore Foodbank (OH) 98.23

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $98,548,883
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $968,883
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $68,926,356
Total Contributions $168,444,122
   Program Service Revenue $1,928,741
Total Primary Revenue $170,372,863
   Other Revenue $213,544
TOTAL REVENUE $170,586,407
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $137,494,232
   Administrative Expenses $3,152,914
   Fundraising Expenses $3,335,875
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $143,983,021
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,603,386
   
Net Assets $61,915,007

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 $137,494,232 100.0%

Ratings History
Community FoodBank of New Jersey has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 98.23
2019-06 06/01/2020 90.39
2018-06 02/01/2020 87.62
2018-06 11/01/2019 87.30
2017-06 12/21/2018 93.22
2016-06 11/01/2018 92.41
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.96
2015-06 09/01/2016 90.72
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.69
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 93.18
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.92
2013-06 11/01/2014 95.03
2012-06 05/01/2014 95.78
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.14
2011-06 07/01/2012 95.03
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.64
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 97.16
2008-06 08/01/2009 92.69
2007-06 08/01/2008 83.67
2006-06 08/01/2007 81.47

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$324,635 0.22% Carlos M. Rodriguez Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 98.23
Circle Of Concern (MO) 91.18
River City Food Bank (CA) 89.99
Flathead Food Bank (MT) 89.36
Second Harvest Inland Northwest (WA) 92.18

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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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