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

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Our mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. Join us today.

three stars

88.14

900 Pennsylvania Avenue San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 282-1900   Web Site
EIN: 94-3041517

Board Leadership
Michael Terris
Chairperson

CEO
Paul Ash
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.14 three stars
  Financial 83.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and CalFresh food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and CalFresh food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
Program Activities
San Francisco-Marin 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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. San Francisco-Marin 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 San Francisco-Marin 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 November 2019, 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

83.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
95.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $83,226,869
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $384,856
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,016,080
Total Contributions $98,627,805
   Program Service Revenue $216,443
Total Primary Revenue $98,844,248
   Other Revenue $506,033
TOTAL REVENUE $99,350,281
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $92,265,828
   Administrative Expenses $1,233,150
   Fundraising Expenses $3,152,220
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $96,651,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,699,083
   
Net Assets $24,611,327

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$333,587 0.34% Paul Ash Executive Director

Mission

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and CalFresh food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org

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Charity Contact Info

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
900 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 282-1900
fax: (415) 282-1909
EIN: 94-3041517

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Board Leadership

Michael Terris
Chairperson

CEO

Paul Ash
Executive Director