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

Philabundance

Ending Hunger. For Good.

three stars

86.60

3616 South Galloway Street Philadelphia, PA 19148
tel: (215) 339-0900   Web Site
EIN: 23-2290505

Board Leadership
John Hollway
Chair

CEO
Loree D. Jones
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.60 three stars
  Financial 81.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Philabundance is the Delaware Valley's largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 135,000 people each week in nine counties in PA and Southern NJ. Of those served, 30 percent are children, 16 percent are seniors, and adults served include students, the working poor and single parents. In 2020, Philabundance distributed more than 50 million pounds through its own distribution programs, and a network of over 350 agencies. For more information visit philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.

Philabundance is the Delaware Valley's largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 135,000 people each week in nine counties in PA and Southern NJ. Of those served, 30 percent are children, 16 percent are seniors, and adults served include students, the working poor and single parents. In 2020, Philabundance distributed more than 50 million pounds through its own distribution programs, and a network of over 350 agencies. For more information visit philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Partner Agencies, Fare & Square, Children Programs, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Military Share and Community Kitchen
Program Name: Partner Agencies, Fare & Square, Children Programs, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Military Share and Community Kitchen

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
Philabundance 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 Philabundance.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Philabundance 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 Philabundance’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

81.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Philabundance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Philabundance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Philabundance (PA) 86.60 three stars
Table To Table Inc (NJ) 98.23 four stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 88.35 three stars
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 90.63 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $55,704,118
   Federated Campaigns $209,533
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $55,913,651
   Program Service Revenue $2,014,221
Total Primary Revenue $57,927,872
   Other Revenue $145,907
TOTAL REVENUE $58,073,779
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $46,855,031
   Administrative Expenses $2,708,034
   Fundraising Expenses $3,781,515
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $53,344,580
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,729,199
   
Net Assets $20,901,993

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 $46,661,295 99.6%
End Hunger for Good Department $193,736 0.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 86.60 three stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 84.19 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 82.46 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 82.36 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 80.13 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 85.75 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 94.06 four stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 95.88 four stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 94.03 four stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 93.17 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 86.76 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 83.30 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 79.82 two stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 73.30 two stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 89.47 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 83.30 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 86.63 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 72.32 two stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 86.28 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 23-2290505
Name in IRS Master File PHILABUNDANCE
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(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 May, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,917 0.33% Glenn Bergman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Philabundance (PA) 86.60 three stars
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 91.40 four stars
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 99.29 four stars
Food Bank of West Central Texas (TX) 86.19 three stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Philabundance
3616 South Galloway Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
tel: (215) 339-0900
fax: (215) 339-0924
EIN: 23-2290505

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Board Leadership

John Hollway
Chair

CEO

Loree D. Jones
Executive Director

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