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

Foodshare

Hunger is big. Our community is bigger.

four stars

90.90

450 Woodland Avenue Bloomfield, CT 06002
tel: (860) 286-9999   Web Site
EIN: 22-2474771

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Henry
Chairwoman

CEO
Jason Jakubowski
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.90 four stars
  Financial 87.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Foodshare is leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community.

Founded in 1982, Foodshare is the regional food bank serving Connecticut's Hartford and Tolland counties. Foodshare is a member of the national organization Feeding America, along with more than 200 other food banks nationally. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. And, because hunger is bigger than food, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.

Foodshare is leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community.

Founded in 1982, Foodshare is the regional food bank serving Connecticut's Hartford and Tolland counties. Foodshare is a member of the national organization Feeding America, along with more than 200 other food banks nationally. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. And, because hunger is bigger than food, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Collection and Distribution
Program Name: Food Collection and Distribution

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
Foodshare 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
$1 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 Foodshare.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Foodshare 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 Foodshare’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

87.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foodshare on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foodshare on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foodshare (CT) 90.90 four stars
Long Island Cares (NY) 92.89 four stars
United Food Bank and Services of Plant City (FL) 92.24 four stars
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (MN) 87.91 three stars
The Food Group (MN) 89.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,876,648
   Federated Campaigns $221,515
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $343,779
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,687,986
Total Contributions $29,129,928
   Program Service Revenue $624,862
Total Primary Revenue $29,754,790
   Other Revenue $47,124
TOTAL REVENUE $29,801,914
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,884,007
   Administrative Expenses $802,686
   Fundraising Expenses $846,583
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,533,276
   
Payments to Affiliates $9,326
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-731,362
   
Net Assets $10,940,329

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 Collection & Distribution $27,738,270 96.0%
Building a Movement to Solve Hunger $1,145,737 4.0%

Ratings History
Foodshare has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 90.90 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 90.55 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 90.28 four stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 89.09 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.44 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.21 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 90.85 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 91.00 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 91.18 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 97.44 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 95.52 four stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 95.20 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.23 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 96.94 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 95.82 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 92.33 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 82.71 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 89.09 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 97.01 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 96.50 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 22-2474771
Name in IRS Master File FOODSHARE INC
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
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,808 0.63% Jason Jakubowski President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foodshare (CT) 90.90 four stars
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes (MI) 91.57 four stars
Feeding Southwest Virginia (VA) 86.52 three stars
Helping Harvest (PA) 89.86 three stars
Food for Others (VA) 92.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Foodshare
450 Woodland Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
tel: (860) 286-9999
fax: (860) 286-7860
EIN: 22-2474771

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth Henry
Chairwoman

CEO

Jason Jakubowski
President, CEO

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