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

Food Bank of Central New York

Together we can solve hunger.

four stars

92.35

7066 Interstate Island Road Syracuse, NY 13209
tel: (315) 437-1899   Web Site
EIN: 22-2816988

Board Leadership
Mark Ciaralli
President

CEO
Karen L. Belcher
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.35 four stars
  Financial 89.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food Bank of Central New York has been helping to feed the hungry since 1985. We are the main food supplier to 300 emergency food programs - helping fill food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters with food for distribution to the hungry. During our last fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 20,401,802 pounds of food. This is enough to create 17,001,501 meals or 46,579 meals every day! Our service area includes the following 11 counties throughout central and northern New York: Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence.

Food Bank of Central New York has been helping to feed the hungry since 1985. We are the main food supplier to 300 emergency food programs - helping fill food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters with food for distribution to the hungry. During our last fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 20,401,802 pounds of food. This is enough to create 17,001,501 meals or 46,579 meals every day! Our service area includes the following 11 counties throughout central and northern New York: Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence.

Financial

three stars

89.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
96.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Central New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Central New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.35 four stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 98.23 four stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 91.32 four stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 91.61 four stars
Helena Food Share (MT) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,226,764
   Federated Campaigns $99,505
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $51,260
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,058,982
Total Contributions $26,436,511
   Program Service Revenue $2,360,208
Total Primary Revenue $28,796,719
   Other Revenue $106,373
TOTAL REVENUE $28,903,092
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,673,661
   Administrative Expenses $520,045
   Fundraising Expenses $491,355
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,685,061
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,218,031
   
Net Assets $8,413,756

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 Distribution $26,137,117 98.0%
Nutritional Outreach and Education Program $282,971 1.1%
Education and Outreach $253,573 1.0%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Central New York has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 92.35 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.65 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 91.23 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 91.08 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 90.94 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.00 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 97.16 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 97.15 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 91.85 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.60 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 96.96 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 94.00 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 90.24 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 78.06 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 71.91 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 71.86 two stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 76.97 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 76.98 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 93.30 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 22-2816988
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF CENTRAL NEW YORK
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
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
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 December, 1987
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
$105,633 0.38% Kathleen Stress Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.35 four stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (FL) 92.92 four stars
Foodlink (NY) 91.68 four stars
Food Bank of the Albemarle (NC) 90.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Central New York
7066 Interstate Island Road
Syracuse, NY 13209
tel: (315) 437-1899
fax: (315) 434-9629
EIN: 22-2816988

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Board Leadership

Mark Ciaralli
President

CEO

Karen L. Belcher
Executive Director

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