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

Tarrant Area Food Bank

Empowering North Texas communities to eliminate hunger

four stars

97.23

2600 Cullen Street Fort Worth, TX 76107
tel: (817) 857-7100   Web Site
EIN: 75-1822473

Board Leadership
Don Mills
President

CEO
Julie Butner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is a nonprofit food distribution and resource center providing food and self-help resources for hungry people in Fort Worth, Texas and 13 surrounding counties. As its core mission, TAFB collects nutritious, surplus food and then distributes it through a network of 300-plus nonprofit organizations. These TAFB partners provide bags of groceries, hot meals served onsite and/or healthy snacks served during group activities. In FY 2018, TAFB supplied its partner charities enough food for 26 million meals. Feeding programs include meal, snack and fresh grocery programs focused on children's nutritional needs. Education and outreach programs include nutrition education through cooking classes, culinary arts training for employment and community gardening classes as well as social services outreach to help people apply for public nutrition benefits. Tarrant Area Food Bank is a certified affiliate of Feeding America. To learn more about TAFB, call 817-857-7100.

Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is a nonprofit food distribution and resource center providing food and self-help resources for hungry people in Fort Worth, Texas and 13 surrounding counties. As its core mission, TAFB collects nutritious, surplus food and then distributes it through a network of 300-plus nonprofit organizations. These TAFB partners provide bags of groceries, hot meals served onsite and/or healthy snacks served during group activities. In FY 2018, TAFB supplied its partner charities enough food for 26 million meals. Feeding programs include meal, snack and fresh grocery programs focused on children's nutritional needs. Education and outreach programs include nutrition education through cooking classes, culinary arts training for employment and community gardening classes as well as social services outreach to help people apply for public nutrition benefits. Tarrant Area Food Bank is a certified affiliate of Feeding America. To learn more about TAFB, call 817-857-7100.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: After-School Meals, In-School Snacks, BackPacks for Kids, Summer Meals, Mobile Pantries and Senior Share
Program Name: After-School Meals, In-School Snacks, BackPacks for Kids, Summer Meals, Mobile Pantries and Senior Share

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
Tarrant Area 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 Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Tarrant Area 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 Tarrant Area 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

97.00

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)
96.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tarrant Area Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tarrant Area Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 97.23 four stars
Emergency Food Network (WA) 91.16 four stars
Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 91.16 four stars
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Capital Area Food Bank (DC) 90.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $76,483,666
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $389,215
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,439,492
Total Contributions $80,312,373
   Program Service Revenue $1,540,302
Total Primary Revenue $81,852,675
   Other Revenue $257,848
TOTAL REVENUE $82,110,523
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $76,074,731
   Administrative Expenses $1,353,510
   Fundraising Expenses $2,084,699
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $79,512,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,597,583
   
Net Assets $18,442,980

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 $73,544,097 96.7%
Feeding Programs $1,456,058 1.9%
Education and Outreach $1,074,576 1.4%

Ratings History
Tarrant Area Food Bank has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 97.23 four stars
2018-09 10/01/2019 92.36 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 94.77 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 92.08 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.46 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 97.98 four stars
2014-06 12/01/2015 94.65 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 97.97 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 97.59 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 96.79 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 97.96 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.99 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 97.18 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 77.80 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 74.17 two stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 79.64 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 84.02 three stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 91.41 four stars
2003-06 02/01/2004 91.95 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 75-1822473
Name in IRS Master File TARRANT AREA 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 August, 1982
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, 2017
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,203 0.17% Bo Soderbergh Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 97.23 four stars
Feeding America's Hungry Children (AZ) 86.44 three stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 88.35 three stars
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 89.27 three stars
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (IN) 92.55 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tarrant Area Food Bank
2600 Cullen Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
tel: (817) 857-7100
fax: (817) 877-5148
EIN: 75-1822473

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Board Leadership

Don Mills
President

CEO

Julie Butner
Executive Director

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