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

The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank's mission is to End Hunger Here.

four stars

92.75

70 South Bay Avenue Boston, MA 02118
tel: (617) 427-5200   Web Site
EIN: 04-2717782

Board Leadership
Woody Bradford
Chair

CEO
Catherine D'Amato
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.75 four stars
  Financial 89.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

89.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
93.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Greater Boston Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Greater Boston Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $63,786,774
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,126,815
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,512,731
Total Contributions $80,426,320
   Program Service Revenue $4,133,550
Total Primary Revenue $84,559,870
   Other Revenue $525,470
TOTAL REVENUE $85,085,340
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $77,841,651
   Administrative Expenses $3,567,352
   Fundraising Expenses $2,300,601
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $83,709,604
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,375,736
   
Net Assets $17,809,363

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$324,896 0.38% Catherine D'Amato President, CEO

Mission

Founded in 1981, The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in New England, and one of the largest food banks in the country.

GBFB was able to meet or exceed all of our organizational goals for the 2014 fiscal year. Highlights from the past year include: - GBFB distributed over 50 million pounds of food, or over 40 million meals to community members in need through our member agencies and programs.

- Fresh produce accounted for one quarter of our overall distribution, a dramatic 230% increase from only three years ago.
- 25,000 volunteers donated their time to GBFB, saving $1 million in labor costs.
- GBFB's mobile markets and school-based pantries reached isolated and low-income communities with an average of 30 pounds of healthy food per household per distribution, such as frozen meats and fresh produce.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 92.75 four stars
Food Bank of Northern Nevada (NV) 93.98 four stars
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 94.34 four stars
Marion Polk Food Share (OR) 88.01 three stars
Philabundance (PA) 85.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Greater Boston Food Bank
70 South Bay Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
tel: (617) 427-5200
fax: (617) 427-0146
EIN: 04-2717782

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Board Leadership

Woody Bradford
Chair

CEO

Catherine D'Amato
President, CEO

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