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

Food Bank For New York City

Food for survival

three stars

80.56

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

Board Leadership
Reverend Henry Belin
Board Chair

CEO
Margarette Purvis
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.56 three stars
  Financial 73.42 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 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 For New York City was founded in 1983 to address the growing needs of people seeking emergency food assistance in New York City. Food Bank For New York City recognizes 25 years as the city's major hunger-relief organization. Working to end food poverty and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs, the Food Bank's initiatives focus on direct services, food sourcing and distribution, nutrition and health education, financial empowerment, disaster relief and policy and research. The Food Bank procures and distributes food to a network of approximately 1,000 food assistance programs citywide.

The Food Bank For New York City was founded in 1983 to address the growing needs of people seeking emergency food assistance in New York City. Food Bank For New York City recognizes 25 years as the city's major hunger-relief organization. Working to end food poverty and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs, the Food Bank's initiatives focus on direct services, food sourcing and distribution, nutrition and health education, financial empowerment, disaster relief and policy and research. The Food Bank procures and distributes food to a network of approximately 1,000 food assistance programs citywide.

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Financial

two stars

73.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.1%
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) 80.56 three stars
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 93.83 four stars
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 92.41 four stars
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 90.62 four stars
FeedMore (VA) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $58,123,929
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,736,660
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,299,697
Total Contributions $80,160,286
   Program Service Revenue $1,287,218
Total Primary Revenue $81,447,504
   Other Revenue $47,680
TOTAL REVENUE $81,495,184
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $74,021,099
   Administrative Expenses $5,130,820
   Fundraising Expenses $2,987,764
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $82,139,683
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-644,499
   
Net Assets $10,806,129

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 $60,526,885 81.8%
Income Support $6,602,494 8.9%
Food and Nutrition Services $3,954,248 5.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 10/15/2002 72.06 two stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 82.79 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

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
$289,373 0.35% Margarette Purvis President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank For New York City (NY) 80.56 three stars
The Foodbank (OH) 100.00 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 92.88 four stars
Maui Food Bank (HI) 97.58 four stars
Loaves and Fishes (MN) 87.45 three 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:
39 Broadway
Tenth Floor
New York, NY 10006

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Board Leadership

Reverend Henry Belin
Board Chair

CEO

Margarette Purvis
President & CEO

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