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

Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Providing quality food to people facing hunger

four stars

91.82

200 Niantic Avenue Providence, RI 02907
tel: (401) 942-6325   Web Site
EIN: 05-0395601

Board Leadership
Edward O. Handy
President

CEO
Andrew Schiff
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.82 four stars
  Financial 88.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders by advancing solutions to the problem of hunger.

Our Vision

We envision a state where no one goes hungry.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders by advancing solutions to the problem of hunger.

Our Vision

We envision a state where no one goes hungry.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Member Agency Distribution, School Pantries, Serving Children At Risk and Older Adult Services
Program Name: Member Agency Distribution, School Pantries, Serving Children At Risk and Older Adult Services

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
Rhode Island Community 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 Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Rhode Island Community 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 Rhode Island Community 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

88.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rhode Island Community Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rhode Island Community Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rhode Island Community Food Bank (RI) 91.82 four stars
Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine (ME) 95.44 four stars
Montgomery Area Food Bank (AL) 93.14 four stars
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.81 four stars
Hawaii Foodbank (HI) 92.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,411,482
   Federated Campaigns $88,799
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $300,813
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,889,155
Total Contributions $19,690,249
   Program Service Revenue $898,512
Total Primary Revenue $20,588,761
   Other Revenue $268,552
TOTAL REVENUE $20,857,313
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,417,647
   Administrative Expenses $999,725
   Fundraising Expenses $1,604,356
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,021,728
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $835,585
   
Net Assets $14,071,533

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
Food Distribution $16,753,623 96.2%
Community Kitchen $390,729 2.2%
Kids Café $141,261 0.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 91.82 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 88.61 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 84.89 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 86.77 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 88.11 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 91.15 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.96 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 89.97 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 90.10 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 85.34 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 86.00 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 78.80 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 84.79 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 68.93 one star
2007-06 08/01/2008 78.17 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 80.05 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 83.73 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 93.32 four stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 87.66 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 05-0395601
Name in IRS Master File RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK ASSOCIATION
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
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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)
(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
$192,470 0.96% Andrew Schiff CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rhode Island Community Food Bank (RI) 91.82 four stars
Northampton Survival Center (MA) 89.90 three stars
Sunshine Division, Inc. (OR) 93.91 four stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 89.39 three stars
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 86.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rhode Island Community Food Bank
200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
tel: (401) 942-6325
fax: (401) 942-2328
EIN: 05-0395601

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Board Leadership

Edward O. Handy
President

CEO

Andrew Schiff
Chief Executive Officer

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