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

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Fighting hunger. Giving hope.

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four stars

91.95

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

Board Leadership
David Bishop
Chairperson

CEO
Michael Flood
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.95 four stars
  Financial 88.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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 Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Average number of service recipients per month
300,000
Number of meals served or provided
56,000,000
Total pounds of food rescued
20,500,000
Number of participants engaged in programs
35,100
Number of volunteers
37,700
Number of unique website visitors
187,558
Number of return website visitors
2,013
Number of clients participating in educational programs
712
Average grant amount
58,787
Average number of dollars received per donor
672
Number of donations made by board members
96
Number of donors retained
13,951
Average online donation
110
Number of grants received
77
Number of new grants received
6
This impact information is current as of September 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

three stars

88.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
97.1%
  Administrative Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
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) 91.95 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 90.94 four stars
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (NC) 85.94 three stars
Northampton Survival Center (MA) 85.59 three stars
Community Table (CO) 92.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $57,521,543
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $343,707
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $31,090,008
Total Contributions $88,955,258
   Program Service Revenue $762,017
Total Primary Revenue $89,717,275
   Other Revenue $233,176
TOTAL REVENUE $89,950,451
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $89,813,884
   Administrative Expenses $618,499
   Fundraising Expenses $1,861,732
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $92,294,115
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,343,664
   
Net Assets $13,788,495

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
General Distribution $26,767,427 29.8%
Produce and Perishable Food Distribution $24,249,869 27.0%
Extra Helpings $22,842,290 25.4%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-12 08/01/2003 86.69 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 74.83 two 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
$211,259 0.22% Michael Flood President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 91.95 four stars
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 89.17 three stars
Circle Of Concern (MO) 86.52 three stars
Community Food Share (CO) 98.91 four stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 92.59 four 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

David Bishop
Chairperson

CEO

Michael Flood
President & CEO

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