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

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Feeding our hungry neighbors Every dollar, every hour, every meal makes a difference

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four stars

91.81

273 Dearborn Court Geneva, IL 60134
tel: (630) 443-6910   Web Site
EIN: 36-3203648

Board Leadership
Geneace Williams
Board Chair

CEO
Julie Yurko
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.81 four stars
  Financial 88.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/13/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to lead the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. We collaborate with 900 member food pantries, soup kitchens, schools and other sites in 13 counties. In FY18 we provided 66 million meals to serve 70,000 different people each week. Northern Illinois Food Bank has 4 centers where we welcome volunteers to help sort and pack food for our neighbors in Geneva, Park City, Rockford and Joliet.
This year, we will be rated as a 3-star charity which means that we "exceed or meet industry standards and perform as well as or better than most charities in the cause." This change is due to our meal growth and we are proud that we are closing the meal gap in Northern Illinois and rapid growth in meal distribution is no longer necessary. As we sustain enough food for our neighbors we look forward to new programs to address nutrition and the overall health and stability of our community.

Our mission is to lead the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. We collaborate with 900 member food pantries, soup kitchens, schools and other sites in 13 counties. In FY18 we provided 66 million meals to serve 70,000 different people each week. Northern Illinois Food Bank has 4 centers where we welcome volunteers to help sort and pack food for our neighbors in Geneva, Park City, Rockford and Joliet.
This year, we will be rated as a 3-star charity which means that we "exceed or meet industry standards and perform as well as or better than most charities in the cause." This change is due to our meal growth and we are proud that we are closing the meal gap in Northern Illinois and rapid growth in meal distribution is no longer necessary. As we sustain enough food for our neighbors we look forward to new programs to address nutrition and the overall health and stability of our community.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of meals served or provided
65,500,000
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/13/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
97.6%
  Administrative Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northern Illinois Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northern Illinois Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $129,833,862
   Federated Campaigns $16,295
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $457,326
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,362,720
Total Contributions $133,670,203
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $133,670,203
   Other Revenue $-1,762,784
TOTAL REVENUE $131,907,419
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $128,635,285
   Administrative Expenses $852,211
   Fundraising Expenses $2,489,330
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $131,976,826
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-69,407
   
Net Assets $28,212,502

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,418 0.14% Julie Yurko President, CEO

Mission

Our mission is to lead the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. We collaborate with 900 member food pantries, soup kitchens, schools and other sites in 13 counties. In FY18 we provided 66 million meals to serve 70,000 different people each week. Northern Illinois Food Bank has 4 centers where we welcome volunteers to help sort and pack food for our neighbors in Geneva, Park City, Rockford and Joliet.
This year, we will be rated as a 3-star charity which means that we "exceed or meet industry standards and perform as well as or better than most charities in the cause." This change is due to our meal growth and we are proud that we are closing the meal gap in Northern Illinois and rapid growth in meal distribution is no longer necessary. As we sustain enough food for our neighbors we look forward to new programs to address nutrition and the overall health and stability of our community.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 91.81 four stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 90.22 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 91.11 four stars
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (AZ) 96.46 four stars
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 93.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northern Illinois Food Bank
273 Dearborn Court
Geneva, IL 60134
tel: (630) 443-6910
fax: (630) 443-6916
EIN: 36-3203648

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Board Leadership

Geneace Williams
Board Chair

CEO

Julie Yurko
President & CEO