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

Feeding South Florida

Changing lives one meal at a time.

94.69

2501 SW 32 Terrace Pembroke Park, FL 33023
tel: (954) 518-1818   Web Site
EIN: 59-2097520

Board Leadership
Chris Mellgren
Chair

CEO
Paco Velez
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69
  Financial 92.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981, Feeding South Florida's mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Feeding South Florida is the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Founded in 1981, Feeding South Florida's mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Feeding South Florida is the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Distribution, After School Snacks, Backpack Program, School Panty Program and Senior Food Boxes
Program Name: Food Distribution, After School Snacks, Backpack Program, School Panty Program and Senior Food Boxes

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
Feeding South Florida 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 benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Feeding South Florida.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding South Florida 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 Feeding South Florida’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 in August, 2020.
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

92.50

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)
98.9%
  Administrative Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 41.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding South Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding South Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding South Florida (FL) 94.69
Food Bank of the Albemarle (NC) 93.51
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 88.35
Shared Harvest Foodbank (OH) 89.54
Manna Food Center (MD) 94.10

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $147,384,831
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $22,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $82,453,699
Total Contributions $229,860,530
   Program Service Revenue $360,824
Total Primary Revenue $230,221,354
   Other Revenue $436,189
TOTAL REVENUE $230,657,543
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $207,182,798
   Administrative Expenses $823,711
   Fundraising Expenses $762,077
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $208,768,586
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $21,888,957
   
Net Assets $31,905,591

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 Program to Feed the Hungry $207,182,798 100.0%

Ratings History
Feeding South Florida has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 94.69
2019-06 05/01/2020 92.92
2018-06 04/01/2019 92.92
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.03
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.50
2015-06 08/01/2016 94.69
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.46
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 98.13
2013-06 08/01/2014 93.77
2012-06 06/01/2013 91.99
2011-06 05/01/2012 94.68
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.73
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 86.55
2009-06 07/01/2010 90.25
2008-06 09/01/2009 77.26
2007-06 10/01/2008 80.66
2006-06 07/01/2007 77.19
2005-06 09/01/2006 80.66
2004-06 09/01/2005 89.52
2003-06 04/01/2005 88.52

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

EIN 59-2097520
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(529) Ecology or conservation
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 July, 1981
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
$174,207 0.08% Francisco Velez Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding South Florida (FL) 94.69
Feeding America's Hungry Children (AZ) 86.44
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23
Dare to Care Food Bank (KY) 93.88
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (TN) 92.61

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding South Florida
2501 SW 32 Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL 33023
tel: (954) 518-1818
fax: (954) 983-1313
EIN: 59-2097520

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Board Leadership

Chris Mellgren
Chair

CEO

Paco Velez
President and CEO

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