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

Food Bank for the Heartland

Feeding the hungry since 1981

four stars

93.60

10525 J Street Omaha, NE 68127
tel: (402) 331-1213   Web Site
EIN: 47-0637701

Board Leadership
Denise McCauley
Chairman

CEO
Brian Barks
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.60 four stars
  Financial 90.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food Bank for the Heartland distributes emergency and supplemental food to families in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. The Food Bank partners with 600 other non-profit organizations such as emergency shelters, meal providers, after-school programs and schools. The Food Bank receives donated food from retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers. However, the Food Bank also purchases food, with an emphasis on food with high nutritional value, in order to meet the need for assistance. For every donated $1, the Food Bank can distribute enough food for thee meals. According to the best data available, approximately 220,000 people in the Food Bank's service area struggle with hunger, 87,000 are children under the age of 18. During FY 2018, we distributed 25 million meals to our nonprofit partners that have touched the lives of people in the community.

Food Bank for the Heartland distributes emergency and supplemental food to families in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. The Food Bank partners with 600 other non-profit organizations such as emergency shelters, meal providers, after-school programs and schools. The Food Bank receives donated food from retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers. However, the Food Bank also purchases food, with an emphasis on food with high nutritional value, in order to meet the need for assistance. For every donated $1, the Food Bank can distribute enough food for thee meals. According to the best data available, approximately 220,000 people in the Food Bank's service area struggle with hunger, 87,000 are children under the age of 18. During FY 2018, we distributed 25 million meals to our nonprofit partners that have touched the lives of people in the community.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank, Mobile Pantry, BackPack Program, Kids Cafe and Kids Cruisin'Kitchen
Program Name: Food Bank, Mobile Pantry, BackPack Program, Kids Cafe and Kids Cruisin'Kitchen

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
Food Bank for the Heartland 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
$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 Food Bank for the Heartland.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank for the Heartland 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 Food Bank for the Heartland’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

90.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
95.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank for the Heartland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank for the Heartland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank for the Heartland (NE) 93.60 four stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 87.62 three stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Feeding Westchester (NY) 88.01 three stars
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 90.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,285,902
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,016,489
Total Contributions $27,302,391
   Program Service Revenue $821,110
Total Primary Revenue $28,123,501
   Other Revenue $429,054
TOTAL REVENUE $28,552,555
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,123,757
   Administrative Expenses $688,782
   Fundraising Expenses $620,567
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,433,106
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $119,449
   
Net Assets $12,545,659

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 $27,123,757 100.0%

Ratings History
Food Bank for the Heartland has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 93.60 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 95.89 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 96.27 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 99.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 98.83 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 99.69 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 99.69 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.33 four stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 94.33 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 11/01/2010 99.61 four stars
2009-04 05/01/2010 98.85 four stars
2008-04 03/01/2009 87.51 three stars
2007-04 04/01/2008 77.80 two stars
2006-04 02/01/2007 80.18 three stars
2005-04 01/01/2006 88.69 three stars
2004-04 12/01/2004 83.72 three stars
2003-04 12/01/2003 96.92 four stars
2002-04 10/15/2002 79.78 two 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 47-0637701
Name in IRS Master File FOODBANK FOR THE HEARTLAND
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 (408) Community service organization
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, 1983
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
$98,595 0.34% Brian Barks President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$115,901 0.40% Susan Ogborn Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank for the Heartland (NE) 93.60 four stars
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (MI) 88.53 three stars
Chattanooga Area Food Bank (TN) 90.39 four stars
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (CA) 97.53 four stars
Food for Others (VA) 92.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank for the Heartland
10525 J Street
Omaha, NE 68127
tel: (402) 331-1213
fax: (402) 331-6632
EIN: 47-0637701

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Board Leadership

Denise McCauley
Chairman

CEO

Brian Barks
President, CEO

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