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

Food Bank of Delaware

Providing food assistance to Delawareans

91.06

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

Board Leadership
Andy Larmore
Chair

CEO
Cathy Kanefsky
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.06
  Financial 88.02
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Distribution, Children's Nutrition Program and Senior Nutrition Program
Program Name: Food Distribution, Children's Nutrition Program and Senior Nutrition Program

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 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.
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 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 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

88.02

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
91.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,512,919
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $7,000
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,419,971
Total Contributions $23,939,890
   Program Service Revenue $773,424
Total Primary Revenue $24,713,314
   Other Revenue $791,756
TOTAL REVENUE $25,505,070
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,780,805
   Administrative Expenses $827,790
   Fundraising Expenses $1,062,972
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,671,567
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,833,503
   
Net Assets $24,628,123

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$193,746 0.93% Patricia D. Beebe President, CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 91.06
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (MI) 88.53
Feeding America West Michigan (MI) 91.18
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 90.19
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 95.47

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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
Chair

CEO

Cathy Kanefsky
President and CEO