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

Food Bank of Delaware

Providing food assistance to Delawareans

four stars

90.05

222 Lake Drive Newark, DE 19702
tel: (302) 292-1305   Web Site
EIN: 51-0258984

Board Leadership
Andy Larmore
Chairman

CEO
Patricia Beebe
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.05 four stars
  Financial 86.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Food Bank of Delaware is to provide nutritious foods to Delawareans in need and facilitate long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy. We work to achieve this, primarily in Delaware, by: Providing low- and no-cost food to qualified feeding programs throughout the greater Delaware region; Informing the greater Delaware community about hunger issues and food security; Mobilizing support for anti-hunger efforts; Training and empowering under- and unemployed individuals to fill needed positions within the food service industry;
And developing and implementing statewide feeding programs to assist low-income families, individuals and children.

The mission of the Food Bank of Delaware is to provide nutritious foods to Delawareans in need and facilitate long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy. We work to achieve this, primarily in Delaware, by: Providing low- and no-cost food to qualified feeding programs throughout the greater Delaware region; Informing the greater Delaware community about hunger issues and food security; Mobilizing support for anti-hunger efforts; Training and empowering under- and unemployed individuals to fill needed positions within the food service industry;
And developing and implementing statewide feeding programs to assist low-income families, individuals and children.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Food Bank of Delaware
Program Activities
Food Bank of Delaware 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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Food Bank of Delaware.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Delaware 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 of Delaware’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 June 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

86.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
91.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Delaware on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Delaware on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 90.05 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (IN) 91.36 four stars
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 92.08 four stars
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 96.51 four stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,990,106
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $6,933
   Fundraising Events $68,861
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,176,582
Total Contributions $21,242,482
   Program Service Revenue $615,242
Total Primary Revenue $21,857,724
   Other Revenue $72,416
TOTAL REVENUE $21,930,140
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,000,034
   Administrative Expenses $742,333
   Fundraising Expenses $909,314
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,651,681
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,278,459
   
Net Assets $19,794,620

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 Distribution $14,220,425 83.6%
Community Development $2,779,609 16.4%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Delaware has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.05 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.33 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 91.31 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 91.03 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.96 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 81.46 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 82.64 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 82.51 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 82.64 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 84.39 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.87 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 90.07 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 78.27 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 69.34 one star
2006-06 04/01/2007 71.78 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 74.41 two stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 81.76 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 87.95 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 92.20 four stars
2001-06 04/15/2002 92.26 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 51-0258984
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF DELAWARE 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
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 1972
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$191,581 1.02% Patricia D. Beebe President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 90.05 four stars
Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 91.16 four stars
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 89.27 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (OH) 96.53 four stars
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 86.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Delaware
222 Lake Drive
Newark, DE 19702
tel: (302) 292-1305
fax: (302) 292-1309
EIN: 51-0258984

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Board Leadership

Andy Larmore
Chairman

CEO

Patricia Beebe
President & CEO

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