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

United Food Bank

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

three stars

85.85

245 South Nina Drive Mesa, AZ 85210
tel: (480) 926-4897   Web Site
EIN: 86-0505273

Board Leadership
Raveen Arora
Chairman

CEO
Dave Richins
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.85 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1983, United Food Bank began operation in Mesa, Arizona. Our mission is to provide access to nutritious food for those who are without, serving as a community bridge between those who want to help and those who are in need. United Food Bank defines its work as neighbors helping neighbors. We provide hunger relief/food assistance by collecting, acquiring, storing and distributing food and related commodities through a network of partner social services agencies in our service area: eastern Maricopa County, Gila & Pinal Counties and southern Apache & Navajo Counties.

Established in 1983, United Food Bank began operation in Mesa, Arizona. Our mission is to provide access to nutritious food for those who are without, serving as a community bridge between those who want to help and those who are in need. United Food Bank defines its work as neighbors helping neighbors. We provide hunger relief/food assistance by collecting, acquiring, storing and distributing food and related commodities through a network of partner social services agencies in our service area: eastern Maricopa County, Gila & Pinal Counties and southern Apache & Navajo Counties.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Emergency and Supplemental Food Assistance Program, Mobile Pantries, Meal Sites, Helping Hands, Kids Cafe, Backpack PRogram and Help Yourself Co-op
Program Name: Emergency and Supplemental Food Assistance Program, Mobile Pantries, Meal Sites, Helping Hands, Kids Cafe, Backpack PRogram and Help Yourself Co-op

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
United 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 United Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. United 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 United 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

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
95.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth -8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Food Bank (AZ) 85.85 three stars
North Helpline (WA) 89.26 three stars
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars
Midwest Food Bank, NFP (IL) 94.69 four stars
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $24,605,691
   Federated Campaigns $153,300
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $36,330
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,917,244
Total Contributions $32,712,565
   Program Service Revenue $329,294
Total Primary Revenue $33,041,859
   Other Revenue $130,427
TOTAL REVENUE $33,172,286
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $30,733,323
   Administrative Expenses $778,268
   Fundraising Expenses $842,828
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,354,419
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $817,867
   
Net Assets $5,015,708

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
Emergency and Supplemental Food Distribution Program $30,386,075 98.9%
Help Yourself Program $178,794 0.6%
Kids Life Program $168,454 0.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 85.85 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.91 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 89.95 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 88.80 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.22 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.09 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.39 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.98 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 90.37 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 89.96 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 90.80 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 98.10 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.70 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 97.32 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 82.70 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 88.63 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 83.89 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 92.16 four stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 94.83 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 86-0505273
Name in IRS Master File UNITED 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
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 November, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 0.33% David Richins President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Food Bank (AZ) 85.85 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (OH) 96.53 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 93.07 four stars
Long Island Cares (NY) 91.52 four stars
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 88.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Food Bank
245 South Nina Drive
Mesa, AZ 85210
tel: (480) 926-4897
fax: (480) 926-7025
EIN: 86-0505273

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Board Leadership

Raveen Arora
Chairman

CEO

Dave Richins
Chief Executive Officer

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