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

Foodlink

Abundance shared

four stars

90.18

1999 Mt. Read Boulevard Rochester, NY 14615
tel: (585) 328-3380   Web Site
EIN: 22-2428304

Board Leadership
Arline Santiago
Board Chair

CEO
Julia Tedesco
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.18 four stars
  Financial 86.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1978, Foodlink is a regional food hub and Feeding America food bank that distributes nearly 20 million pounds of food annually to a network of hundreds of member agencies in a 10-county area in central and western New York. Foodlink's mission is to leverage the power of food to end hunger and build a healthier community. Foodlink's food bank works with area food retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers to acquire, sort, store and redistribute food to our member agencies, such as soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries. In addition, Foodlink has created multiple innovative, food-related programs that target the root causes of hunger. The Foodlink Community Kitchen prepares and delivers thousands of meals daily to children in the City of Rochester, minimally processes local produce and hosts a one-of-a-kind workforce development program.

Founded in 1978, Foodlink is a regional food hub and Feeding America food bank that distributes nearly 20 million pounds of food annually to a network of hundreds of member agencies in a 10-county area in central and western New York. Foodlink's mission is to leverage the power of food to end hunger and build a healthier community. Foodlink's food bank works with area food retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers to acquire, sort, store and redistribute food to our member agencies, such as soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries. In addition, Foodlink has created multiple innovative, food-related programs that target the root causes of hunger. The Foodlink Community Kitchen prepares and delivers thousands of meals daily to children in the City of Rochester, minimally processes local produce and hosts a one-of-a-kind workforce development program.

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Financial

three stars

86.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
95.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foodlink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foodlink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foodlink (NY) 90.18 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Helping Harvest (PA) 95.50 four stars
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 97.78 four stars
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 86.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,237,019
   Federated Campaigns $323,989
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $837,838
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,397,201
Total Contributions $31,796,047
   Program Service Revenue $6,088,417
Total Primary Revenue $37,884,464
   Other Revenue $158,780
TOTAL REVENUE $38,043,244
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,994,979
   Administrative Expenses $712,080
   Fundraising Expenses $823,649
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $37,530,708
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $512,536
   
Net Assets $7,149,603

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 Bank $28,616,035 79.5%
Other $3,893,727 10.8%
Child Nutrition Program $3,057,575 8.5%
Community Nutrition Program $427,642 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.18 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.00 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 88.64 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 91.26 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.67 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 97.75 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.21 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 95.35 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 94.64 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 96.54 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 96.57 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 93.21 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 93.44 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 90.85 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 76.46 two stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 90.41 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 95.90 four stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 93.36 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 86.14 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 88.80 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 22-2428304
Name in IRS Master File FOODLINK INC
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 January, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$142,768 0.38% Julia Tedesco President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foodlink (NY) 90.18 four stars
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana (LA) 90.02 four stars
Food Bank of the Albemarle (NC) 91.06 four stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 97.10 four stars
Hunger Task Force (WI) 89.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Foodlink
1999 Mt. Read Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14615
tel: (585) 328-3380
fax: (585) 328-9951
EIN: 22-2428304

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Board Leadership

Arline Santiago
Board Chair

CEO

Julia Tedesco
Executive Director

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