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

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community

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four stars

93.42

4100 West Ann Lurie Place Chicago, IL 60632
tel: (773) 247-3663   Web Site
EIN: 36-2971864

Board Leadership
Rhonna Cass
Chair of the Board

CEO
Kate Maehr
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.42 four stars
  Financial 91.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 700 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 812,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed nearly 70 million pounds of food, 38% of which was fresh produce. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. For more information call 773-247-FOOD.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 700 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 812,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed nearly 70 million pounds of food, 38% of which was fresh produce. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. For more information call 773-247-FOOD.

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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Chicago Food Depository on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Chicago Food Depository on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 93.42 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 92.74 four stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 87.75 three stars
Chattanooga Area Food Bank (TN) 93.49 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 94.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $72,288,946
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,142,728
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $26,528,780
Total Contributions $99,960,454
   Program Service Revenue $49,567
Total Primary Revenue $100,010,021
   Other Revenue $645,579
TOTAL REVENUE $100,655,600
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $98,672,838
   Administrative Expenses $5,081,221
   Fundraising Expenses $3,466,189
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $107,220,248
   
Payments to Affiliates $46,460
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,564,648
   
Net Assets $85,050,007

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 $92,725,039 94.0%
Programs to Alleviate Food Insecurity $5,145,661 5.2%
Mobile Responses $802,138 0.8%

Ratings History
Greater Chicago Food Depository has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.42 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 93.53 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 94.75 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.47 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 97.14 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 87.45 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 95.09 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.40 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 96.90 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 88.65 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 89.54 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.80 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 91.62 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 92.27 four stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 90.71 four stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 96.84 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 94.15 four stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 99.50 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 36-2971864
Name in IRS Master File GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
(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 October, 1978
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
$296,736 0.27% Katherine R. Maehr Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 93.42 four stars
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc. (OH) 95.05 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 92.74 four stars
Manna on Main Street (PA) 87.92 three stars
University District Food Bank (WA) 91.89 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 West Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632
tel: (773) 247-3663
fax: (773) 247-4232
EIN: 36-2971864

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Board Leadership

Rhonna Cass
Chair of the Board

CEO

Kate Maehr
Chief Executive Officer

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