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

Connecticut Food Bank

A partnership to alleviate hunger

three stars

89.08

2 Research Parkway Wallingford, CT 06492
tel: (203) 469-5000   Web Site
EIN: 06-1063025

Board Leadership
Wesley Higgins
Chair

CEO
Valarie Shultz-Wilson
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.08 three stars
  Financial 84.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, the Connecticut Food Bank is the largest centralized source of charitable food donations in Connecticut. The Connecticut Food Bank is a private organization whose mission is to provide nutritious food to people in need by supplying food products and resources to eligible agencies throughout our service area in Connecticut, and to promote public awareness about the problem of hunger. The Connecticut Food Bank provides grocery products to some 700 soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and day programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties.

Founded in 1982, the Connecticut Food Bank is the largest centralized source of charitable food donations in Connecticut. The Connecticut Food Bank is a private organization whose mission is to provide nutritious food to people in need by supplying food products and resources to eligible agencies throughout our service area in Connecticut, and to promote public awareness about the problem of hunger. The Connecticut Food Bank provides grocery products to some 700 soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and day programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Connecticut Food Bank
Program Activities
Connecticut Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Connecticut Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 April 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

84.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 89.08 three stars
Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 91.16 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 91.11 four stars
Food Lifeline (WA) 92.92 four stars
Food Finders Food Bank (IN) 92.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $41,000,194
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $7,592
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,195,364
Total Contributions $42,203,150
   Program Service Revenue $1,499,651
Total Primary Revenue $43,702,801
   Other Revenue $1,494,862
TOTAL REVENUE $45,197,663
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $43,387,781
   Administrative Expenses $1,053,181
   Fundraising Expenses $1,625,887
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $46,066,849
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-869,186
   
Net Assets $19,949,030

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 $43,387,781 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 89.08 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 88.48 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.03 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.25 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.45 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.61 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 95.02 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.58 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 99.68 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 97.85 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 99.66 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.84 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 78.42 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 78.65 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 93.13 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 91.17 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 91.40 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 80.42 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 80.89 three stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 89.35 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 06-1063025
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT FOOD BANK INC
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
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 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
$185,640 0.40% Bernard Beaudreau Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 89.08 three stars
Manna on Main Street (PA) 85.01 three stars
San Antonio Food Bank (TX) 97.57 four stars
Food Finders Food Bank (IN) 92.16 four stars
Missoula Food Bank (MT) 93.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Connecticut Food Bank
2 Research Parkway
Wallingford, CT 06492
tel: (203) 469-5000
fax: (203) 469-4871
EIN: 06-1063025

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Board Leadership

Wesley Higgins
Chair

CEO

Valarie Shultz-Wilson
CEO

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