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

Oregon Food Bank

Because no one should be hungry

four stars

92.44

7900 Northeast 33rd Drive Portland, OR 97211
tel: (800) 777-7427   Web Site
EIN: 93-0785786

Board Leadership
Kerri Hoyt-Pack
Chair

CEO
Susannah Morgan
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.44 four stars
  Financial 89.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission: To eliminate hunger and its root causes ... because no one should be hungry.


Oregon Food Bank takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.

We provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger by advocating for fair public policies, strengthening community food systems and providing nutrition and garden education to help people become more self-sufficient and resourceful.

Our mission: To eliminate hunger and its root causes ... because no one should be hungry.


Oregon Food Bank takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.

We provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger by advocating for fair public policies, strengthening community food systems and providing nutrition and garden education to help people become more self-sufficient and resourceful.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Access
Program Name: Food Access

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
Oregon Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that 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 Oregon Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Oregon 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 Oregon 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

three stars

89.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Food Bank (OR) 92.44 four stars
Food Finders (CA) 92.22 four stars
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 85.50 three stars
The River Food Pantry, Inc (WI) 95.86 four stars
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 90.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $65,271,245
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $641,113
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,647,664
Total Contributions $72,560,022
   Program Service Revenue $3,599,499
Total Primary Revenue $76,159,521
   Other Revenue $357,216
TOTAL REVENUE $76,516,737
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $72,051,272
   Administrative Expenses $1,918,349
   Fundraising Expenses $4,074,013
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $78,043,634
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,526,897
   
Net Assets $35,492,166

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
Collect & Deliver Food to Regional Food Banks $69,753,477 96.8%
Client Self-Sufficiency and Community Building $2,297,795 3.2%

Ratings History
Oregon Food Bank has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 92.44 four stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 91.04 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 88.48 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.96 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 93.11 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.98 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.44 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.75 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 86.01 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 87.15 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.84 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.42 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.31 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 93.37 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 84.94 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 74.48 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 74.39 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 75.61 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 92.06 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 97.14 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 93-0785786
Name in IRS Master File OREGON FOOD BANK INC
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 (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 February, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$172,543 0.22% Susannah Morgan Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Food Bank (OR) 92.44 four stars
Target Hunger (TX) 89.50 three stars
Ballard Food Bank (WA) 86.47 three stars
Linn Benton Food Share (OR) 92.61 four stars
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 89.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Oregon Food Bank
7900 Northeast 33rd Drive
Portland, OR 97211
tel: (800) 777-7427
fax: (503) 282-0922
EIN: 93-0785786

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Board Leadership

Kerri Hoyt-Pack
Chair

CEO

Susannah Morgan
Chief Executive Officer

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