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

91.23

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 91.23 four stars
  Financial 87.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

87.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
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 $65,445,386
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,010,612
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $16,838,649
Total Contributions $83,294,647
   Program Service Revenue $3,780,083
Total Primary Revenue $87,074,730
   Other Revenue $309,353
TOTAL REVENUE $87,384,083
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $81,353,118
   Administrative Expenses $3,937,706
   Fundraising Expenses $2,695,011
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $87,985,835
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-601,752
   
Net Assets $17,224,543

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$348,473 0.39% 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.

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Feeding America Southwest Virginia (VA) 86.71 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