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

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.

Fighting hunger, feeding hope

four stars

96.66

724 North Cage Boulevard Pharr, TX 78502
tel: (956) 682-8101   Web Site
EIN: 74-2421560

Board Leadership
Abel Orendain
President

CEO
Terri Drefke
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 31.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. (TX) 96.66 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 97.17 four stars
Community Food Bank (CA) 95.47 four stars
Montgomery Area Food Bank (AL) 90.36 four stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 97.23 four stars

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The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Rev. Ted and Martha Knies in Pharr, TX. The Valley had just been hit with a devastating freeze and Rev. and Mrs. Knies wanted to help the families affected by this event. Today, the Food Bank RGV has grown to become the 36th largest food bank in terms of distribution in the nation and the 5th largest in the state of Texas. We currently serve the counties of Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron, and Willacy.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $33,736,431
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,581,186
Total Contributions $39,317,617
   Program Service Revenue $1,018,506
Total Primary Revenue $40,336,123
   Other Revenue $179,304
TOTAL REVENUE $40,515,427
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $40,833,084
   Administrative Expenses $610,764
   Fundraising Expenses $483,397
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $41,927,245
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,411,818
   
Net Assets $10,449,667

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 $40,833,084 100.0%

Ratings History
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.66 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 96.97 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 90.65 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 85.32 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 86.54 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 84.20 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 79.52 two stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 80.02 three stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 82.79 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 84.51 three stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 84.98 three stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 84.34 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 74-2421560
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 August, 1986
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,996 0.25% Terri Drefke Executive Director

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Rev. Ted and Martha Knies in Pharr, TX. The Valley had just been hit with a devastating freeze and Rev. and Mrs. Knies wanted to help the families affected by this event. Today, the Food Bank RGV has grown to become the 36th largest food bank in terms of distribution in the nation and the 5th largest in the state of Texas. We currently serve the counties of Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron, and Willacy.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. (TX) 96.66 four stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 94.69 four stars
Target Hunger (TX) 89.86 three stars
Foodshare (CT) 93.44 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 95.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.
724 North Cage Boulevard
Pharr, TX 78502
tel: (956) 682-8101
fax: (956) 682-7921
EIN: 74-2421560

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6251
McAllen, TX 78502

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Board Leadership

Abel Orendain
President

CEO

Terri Drefke
Executive Director

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