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Feeding America

Connecting people with food and ending hunger through a nationwide network of food banks

four stars

97.87

161 North Clark Street Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (800) 771-2303   Web Site
EIN: 36-3673599

Board Leadership
Gary Rodkin
Board Chair

CEO
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.87 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Procurement
Program Name: Food Procurement

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
Feeding America collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.
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 Feeding America.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding America 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 Feeding America’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

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
98.6%
  Administrative Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America (IL) 97.87 four stars
New York Cares (NY) 88.11 three stars
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort (TN) 85.14 three stars
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 90.78 four stars
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 86.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,477,299,704
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,183,049
Total Contributions $3,478,482,753
   Program Service Revenue $20,326,823
Total Primary Revenue $3,498,809,576
   Other Revenue $72,620,770
TOTAL REVENUE $3,571,430,346
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,262,537,351
   Administrative Expenses $12,253,974
   Fundraising Expenses $34,284,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,309,075,710
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $262,354,636
   
Net Assets $399,955,302

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 Procurement $3,148,701,711 96.5%
Member Services $94,742,225 2.9%
Research and Evaluation $12,811,564 0.4%

Ratings History
Feeding America has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 08/03/2021 97.87 four stars
2019-06 11/01/2020 92.42 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 94.28 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 94.28 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 94.13 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.61 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 93.89 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 94.18 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 94.15 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.10 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 88.67 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 76.25 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 80.96 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 86.84 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 92.27 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 92.30 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 84.17 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 85.78 three stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 82.98 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 36-3673599
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING AMERICA
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
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, 1990
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$775,873 0.02% Claire Babineaux-Fontenot CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America (IL) 97.87 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 90.78 four stars
God's Pit Crew (VA) 89.18 three stars
City Year (MA) 93.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding America
161 North Clark Street
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (800) 771-2303
fax: (312) 263-5626
EIN: 36-3673599

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Board Leadership

Gary Rodkin
Board Chair

CEO

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot
Chief Executive Officer

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