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Food Bank For New York City

Food Bank For New York City

two stars

78.01

355 Food Center Drive Hunts Point Cooperative Market
Bronx, NY 10474
tel: (212) 566-7855   Web Site
EIN: 13-3179546

Board Leadership
Seraina Macia
Board Chair

CEO
Leslie Gordon
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.01 two stars
  Financial 69.16 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food Bank For New York City's mission is to end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. Food Bank has been working to end food poverty in our five boroughs for over 38 years. As the city's largest hunger-relief organization, we employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.

Food Bank For New York City's mission is to end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. Food Bank has been working to end food poverty in our five boroughs for over 38 years. As the city's largest hunger-relief organization, we employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Distribution and Food Storage
Program Name: Distribution and Food Storage

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
Food Bank For New York City 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 threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Food Bank For New York City.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank For New York City 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 For New York City’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 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

one star

69.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth -18.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank For New York City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank For New York City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank For New York City (NY) 78.01 two stars
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 88.36 three stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 87.00 three stars
Table To Table Inc (NJ) 98.23 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (IN) 91.36 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,744,248
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,522,884
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $18,882,371
Total Contributions $49,149,503
   Program Service Revenue $1,217,753
Total Primary Revenue $50,367,256
   Other Revenue $-444,973
TOTAL REVENUE $49,922,283
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $41,746,515
   Administrative Expenses $4,297,298
   Fundraising Expenses $3,958,924
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $50,002,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-80,454
   
Net Assets $12,416,244

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 Procurement, Distribution & Storage $33,432,729 80.1%
Food and Nutrition Services $3,578,862 8.6%
Income Support $2,612,245 6.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 78.01 two stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 80.06 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 80.56 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 83.90 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 84.78 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.76 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.32 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 82.67 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 82.57 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 93.40 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 90.28 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.98 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 79.65 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 72.32 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 94.41 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 94.33 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 94.47 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 94.39 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 88.25 three stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 83.53 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 13-3179546
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY
NTEE Code S50
NTEE Classification Nonprofit Management
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$628,451 1.25% Margarette Purvis President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank For New York City (NY) 78.01 two stars
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (TX) 97.17 four stars
Island Harvest (NY) 91.67 four stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 97.14 four stars
All Faiths Food Bank (FL) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank For New York City
355 Food Center Drive
Hunts Point Cooperative Market
Bronx, NY 10474
tel: (212) 566-7855
fax: (212) 566-1463
EIN: 13-3179546

Mail donations to:
PO Box 470
Attn: Gift Processing
Hartsdale, NY 10530

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Board Leadership

Seraina Macia
Board Chair

CEO

Leslie Gordon
President & CEO

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