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

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Fighting hunger. Giving hope.

four stars

94.69

1734 East 41st Street Los Angeles, CA 90058
tel: (323) 234-3030   Web Site
EIN: 95-3135649

Board Leadership
Whitney Jones Roy
Chairperson

CEO
Michael Flood
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been serving the community since 1973. The Food Bank's mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community and our vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County. We are at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes 650 agencies with more than 1,000 agency and program sites throughout Los Angeles County including abused and abandoned children homes, battered women shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, soup kitchens, AIDS hospices and more. In 2017, we distributed 68 million pounds of food and 17.5% of all food distributed is fresh produce. We serve 300,000 men, women, and children each month.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been serving the community since 1973. The Food Bank's mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community and our vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County. We are at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes 650 agencies with more than 1,000 agency and program sites throughout Los Angeles County including abused and abandoned children homes, battered women shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, soup kitchens, AIDS hospices and more. In 2017, we distributed 68 million pounds of food and 17.5% of all food distributed is fresh produce. We serve 300,000 men, women, and children each month.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Children's Nutrition Programs, Senior Nutrition Programs, Distributing Food and Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Program Name: Children's Nutrition Programs, Senior Nutrition Programs, Distributing Food and Commodity Supplemental Food Program

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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
Los Angeles Regional 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 Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Los Angeles Regional 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 Los Angeles Regional 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

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
97.5%
  Administrative Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 13.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Los Angeles Regional Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Los Angeles Regional Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 94.69 four stars
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (LA) 98.23 four stars
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 90.24 four stars
Philabundance (PA) 86.60 three stars
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 89.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $92,290,023
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $234,461
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $37,765,707
Total Contributions $130,290,191
   Program Service Revenue $832,800
Total Primary Revenue $131,122,991
   Other Revenue $245,823
TOTAL REVENUE $131,368,814
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $122,605,112
   Administrative Expenses $765,268
   Fundraising Expenses $2,017,716
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $125,388,096
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,980,718
   
Net Assets $22,061,044

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
Product Donations $48,886,270 39.9%
General Distribution $25,439,916 20.7%
Emergency Food Assistance $30,680,481 25.0%

Ratings History
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 94.69 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 94.69 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.95 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.42 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.74 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.37 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 89.96 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.93 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 90.91 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 98.02 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 98.00 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.31 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 94.78 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 78.78 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 74.71 two stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 74.73 two stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 74.79 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 91.82 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 83.89 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 95-3135649
Name in IRS Master File LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
(916) Cafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, etc.
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
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 September, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$247,081 0.19% Michael Flood President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 94.69 four stars
City Harvest (NY) 92.61 four stars
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars
The Society of St. Andrew (VA) 89.39 three stars
Northampton Survival Center (MA) 89.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
1734 East 41st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
tel: (323) 234-3030
fax: (323) 234-0943
EIN: 95-3135649

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Board Leadership

Whitney Jones Roy
Chairperson

CEO

Michael Flood
President & CEO

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