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

Food Bank of Western New York, Inc.

Fighting hunger one day at a time

four stars

93.16

91 Holt Street Buffalo, NY 14206
tel: (716) 852-1305   Web Site
EIN: 22-2470820

Board Leadership
Michael Predergast
Chair

CEO
Tara Ellis
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.16 four stars
  Financial 91.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/04/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Bank of Western New York obtains food and support from public and private sources. Donated food, deemed "edible but unmarketable" by the food industry, is brought to our facility and redistributed to qualified charitable programs providing food and grocery items to the needy in the four county area of Western, New York. During fiscal year 2010 11,506,590 pounds of food and grocery items were distributed to 333 member agency programs . Each month, they serve nearly 75,000 less fortunate Western New Yorkers in soup kitchens, food pantries, kids cafes, shelters and other emergency food providers. Our vision is to continue to respectfully provide nutritional food, training education and hunger advocacy for our agency programs and their clients empowering them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

The Food Bank of Western New York obtains food and support from public and private sources. Donated food, deemed "edible but unmarketable" by the food industry, is brought to our facility and redistributed to qualified charitable programs providing food and grocery items to the needy in the four county area of Western, New York. During fiscal year 2010 11,506,590 pounds of food and grocery items were distributed to 333 member agency programs . Each month, they serve nearly 75,000 less fortunate Western New Yorkers in soup kitchens, food pantries, kids cafes, shelters and other emergency food providers. Our vision is to continue to respectfully provide nutritional food, training education and hunger advocacy for our agency programs and their clients empowering them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Financial

four stars

91.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/04/2018 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Western New York, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Western New York, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Western New York, Inc. (NY) 93.16 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 92.88 four stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 92.80 four stars
Hunger Task Force (WI) 89.56 three stars
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,064,845
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $261,745
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,542,131
Total Contributions $22,868,721
   Program Service Revenue $1,353,045
Total Primary Revenue $24,221,766
   Other Revenue $97,080
TOTAL REVENUE $24,318,846
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,981,886
   Administrative Expenses $696,954
   Fundraising Expenses $611,827
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,290,667
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $28,179
   
Net Assets $10,997,857

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 and Grocery distribution $22,128,439 96.3%
Agency Assistance and Operations Support $853,447 3.7%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Western New York, Inc. has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/04/2018 93.16 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 92.22 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 95.47 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 97.85 four stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 85.35 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 83.62 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 86.05 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.24 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 91.46 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 88.30 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 76.64 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 74.33 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 74.41 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 84.20 three stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 85.32 three stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 92.11 four stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 84.48 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 95.83 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 22-2470820
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF WESTERN NEW YORK INCORPORATED
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 (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 November, 1983
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,777 0.55% Marylou Borowiak President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Western New York, Inc. (NY) 93.16 four stars
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (IN) 86.41 three stars
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (CA) 96.94 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 94.58 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 91.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Western New York, Inc.
91 Holt Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
tel: (716) 852-1305
fax: (716) 852-7858
EIN: 22-2470820

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Board Leadership

Michael Predergast
Chair

CEO

Tara Ellis
President & CEO

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