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

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Feeding people in need and mobilizing our community to eliminate hunger.

91.73

One North Linden Street Duquesne, PA 15110
tel: (412) 460-3663   Web Site
EIN: 25-1420599

Board Leadership
John McIntyre
Board Chair

CEO
Lisa Scales
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.73
  Financial 88.31
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a nonprofit founded in 1980 headquartered in Duquesne, PA. With a focus on serving the region's most vulnerable populations with the healthiest foods possible, the Food Bank is committed to increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This goal is accomplished by partnering with local grocers, distribution companies, farmers and community organizations to acquire and distribute these foods to nearly 400 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and senior housing sites. Together we serve 360,000 people each year across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 35.5 million meals to individuals and families in need.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a nonprofit founded in 1980 headquartered in Duquesne, PA. With a focus on serving the region's most vulnerable populations with the healthiest foods possible, the Food Bank is committed to increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This goal is accomplished by partnering with local grocers, distribution companies, farmers and community organizations to acquire and distribute these foods to nearly 400 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and senior housing sites. Together we serve 360,000 people each year across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 35.5 million meals to individuals and families in need.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food For Partners, Food For People, School Meals and Summer Food
Program Name: Food For Partners, Food For People, School Meals and Summer Food

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
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 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 Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 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 Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’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

88.31

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
93.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 91.73
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.30
Circle Of Concern (MO) 91.18
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 93.32
Freestore Foodbank (OH) 90.70

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $40,557,644
   Federated Campaigns $182,485
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $65,466
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $10,192,265
Total Contributions $50,997,860
   Program Service Revenue $2,508,744
Total Primary Revenue $53,506,604
   Other Revenue $119,908
TOTAL REVENUE $53,626,512
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $51,059,728
   Administrative Expenses $1,889,956
   Fundraising Expenses $1,502,998
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $54,452,682
   
Payments to Affiliates $23,224
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-826,170
   
Net Assets $15,113,950

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 $46,289,346 90.6%
Community Impact $2,129,744 4.2%
Network Outreach Program $2,023,307 4.0%

Ratings History
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 91.73
2018-06 09/03/2019 92.08
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.26
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.06
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.83
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.30
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.95
2013-06 12/01/2014 94.61
2012-06 09/01/2013 90.73
2011-06 06/01/2012 96.37
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.24
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 82.68
2009-06 07/01/2010 90.82
2008-06 10/01/2009 88.36
2007-06 08/01/2008 94.04
2006-06 07/01/2007 94.52
2005-06 09/01/2006 91.55
2004-06 07/01/2005 86.71
2003-06 06/01/2004 85.07
2002-06 06/09/2003 85.50

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

EIN 25-1420599
Name in IRS Master File GREATER PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
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 that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1982
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
$189,346 0.34% Lisa Scales President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 91.73
Feeding Westchester (NY) 90.65
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 91.06
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (MI) 88.53
Worcester County Food Bank (MA) 90.93

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
One North Linden Street
Duquesne, PA 15110
tel: (412) 460-3663
fax: (412) 460-0418
EIN: 25-1420599

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Board Leadership

John McIntyre
Board Chair

CEO

Lisa Scales
President & CEO

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