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

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Nourish people. Build solutions. Empower communities.

four stars

94.69

1924 Capital Blvd Raleigh, NC 27604
tel: (919) 865-3016   Web Site
EIN: 56-1283426

Board Leadership
Troy Leshko
Chair

CEO
Peter Werbicki
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for nearly 40 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 900 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2018-2019, the Food Bank distributed 82 million pounds of food (over half of which was perishable) and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, nearly 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. foodbankcenc.org.

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for nearly 40 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 900 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2018-2019, the Food Bank distributed 82 million pounds of food (over half of which was perishable) and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, nearly 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. foodbankcenc.org.

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: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
Program Activities
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina 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 Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina 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 Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’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 November 2019, 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

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
97.3%
  Administrative Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (NC) 94.69 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (NC) 91.34 four stars
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 89.27 three stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
Lakeview Pantry (IL) 87.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $126,977,147
   Federated Campaigns $104,250
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $71,530
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,550,947
Total Contributions $131,703,874
   Program Service Revenue $886,322
Total Primary Revenue $132,590,196
   Other Revenue $336,902
TOTAL REVENUE $132,927,098
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $127,618,933
   Administrative Expenses $1,024,972
   Fundraising Expenses $2,179,223
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $130,823,128
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,103,970
   
Net Assets $20,875,856

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 $92,659,208 72.6%
Retail Donation Program $34,594,244 27.1%
Kids Summer Meals Program $365,481 0.3%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.69 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 93.83 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2017 95.44 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.63 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.96 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 95.09 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 94.35 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.08 four stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 94.45 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.57 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 92.89 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 93.12 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 79.93 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 92.20 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 94.69 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 91.65 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 94.44 four stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 92.18 four stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 92.19 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 56-1283426
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF CENTRAL & EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA 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
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, 1981
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$183,667 0.14% Peter Webicki President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (NC) 94.69 four stars
Flathead Food Bank (MT) 86.79 three stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.46 three stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 88.27 three stars
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 91.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
1924 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
tel: (919) 865-3016
fax: (919) 875-0801
EIN: 56-1283426

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Board Leadership

Troy Leshko
Chair

CEO

Peter Werbicki
President/CEO

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