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

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

No one should be hungry

four stars

98.23

3908 Corey Road Harrisburg, PA 17109
tel: (717) 564-1700   Web Site
EIN: 23-2202250

Board Leadership
Rebecca Raley
President

CEO
Joseph Arthur
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

"Fighting Hunger, Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities"
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been dedicated to ending hunger for more than 30 years. In Fiscal Year 2019, the Food Bank provided more than 45 million meals to nearly 1,000 soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and other partner agencies in 27 central Pennsylvania counties. These agencies directly feed thousands of hungry families throughout central Pennsylvania.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has also adopted a 10-year, strategic Bold Goal. With the help of our partner agencies, volunteer efforts, and generous donors, we will solve hunger by ensuring that everyone struggling with hunger has access to enough wholesome food each and every day.

The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the Nation's Food Bank Network, comprised of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue programs.

"Fighting Hunger, Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities"
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been dedicated to ending hunger for more than 30 years. In Fiscal Year 2019, the Food Bank provided more than 45 million meals to nearly 1,000 soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and other partner agencies in 27 central Pennsylvania counties. These agencies directly feed thousands of hungry families throughout central Pennsylvania.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has also adopted a 10-year, strategic Bold Goal. With the help of our partner agencies, volunteer efforts, and generous donors, we will solve hunger by ensuring that everyone struggling with hunger has access to enough wholesome food each and every day.

The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the Nation's Food Bank Network, comprised of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue programs.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Fighting Hunger
Program Name: Fighting Hunger

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
Central Pennsylvania 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 Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Central Pennsylvania 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 Central Pennsylvania 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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
96.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Pennsylvania Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Pennsylvania Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (PA) 98.23 four stars
Target Hunger (TX) 89.50 three stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 93.62 four stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 98.23 four stars
Weld Food Bank (CO) 96.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $86,979,912
   Federated Campaigns $300,324
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $118,238
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,005,854
Total Contributions $89,404,328
   Program Service Revenue $2,068,392
Total Primary Revenue $91,472,720
   Other Revenue $1,227,790
TOTAL REVENUE $92,700,510
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $86,628,483
   Administrative Expenses $1,461,762
   Fundraising Expenses $1,680,345
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $89,770,590
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,929,920
   
Net Assets $29,568,927

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
Providing Food and Meals $63,798,139 73.6%
Improving Lives $22,430,344 25.9%
Endowment Fund $400,000 0.5%

Ratings History
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 98.23 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 92.21 four stars
2014-06 03/01/2015 99.82 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 97.16 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 99.54 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 95.96 four stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 89.86 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.53 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 86.95 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 93.24 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 78.77 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 88.21 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 79.42 two stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 96.92 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 93.11 four stars
2003-06 02/01/2004 81.54 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 23-2202250
Name in IRS Master File CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FOOD BANK
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
(559) Other matters
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, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,448 0.18% Joseph Arthur Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (PA) 98.23 four stars
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 94.69 four stars
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 96.39 four stars
Utah Food Bank (UT) 92.99 four stars
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 90.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
3908 Corey Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
tel: (717) 564-1700
fax: (717) 561-4636
EIN: 23-2202250

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Board Leadership

Rebecca Raley
President

CEO

Joseph Arthur
Executive Director

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