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

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Reducing hunger in western, northern, and central Virginia

92.16

96 Laurel Hill Road P.O. Box 937
Verona, VA 24482
tel: (540) 248-3663   Web Site
EIN: 52-1202644

Board Leadership
Robert J. Sack
Chair

CEO
Michael McKee
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.16
  Financial 89.66
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

89.66

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
96.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 92.16
Arvada Community Food Bank (CO) 88.17
Kansas Food Bank (KS) 97.40
Island Harvest (NY) 94.30
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 92.02

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Established in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank's (BRAFB) mission is to feed hungry people through a network of community organizations, and to engage our communities in the fight to end hunger locally and nationally. We ensure that people are food secure by providing access to three nutritious meals a day for children and access to two nutritious meals a day for adults year round. BRAFB serves 25 counties and nine cities in northern, western, and central Virginia.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,720,634
   Federated Campaigns $174,123
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,073,247
Total Contributions $45,968,004
   Program Service Revenue $1,279,571
Total Primary Revenue $47,247,575
   Other Revenue $-57,581
TOTAL REVENUE $47,189,994
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $44,366,332
   Administrative Expenses $665,588
   Fundraising Expenses $1,177,291
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $46,209,211
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $980,783
   
Net Assets $10,148,770

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 $42,994,144 96.9%
Food Distribution through Outreach Programs $1,372,188 3.1%

Ratings History
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.16
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.29
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.11
2013-06 08/01/2014 96.72
2012-06 08/01/2013 97.05
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.05
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.05
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 97.11
2009-06 08/01/2010 97.04
2008-06 08/01/2009 94.25
2007-06 08/01/2008 87.18
2006-06 03/01/2007 79.33
2005-06 05/01/2006 72.09
2004-06 04/01/2005 93.18
2003-06 06/01/2004 72.42
2002-06 06/09/2003 91.91
2001-06 10/15/2002 79.01

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1202644
Name in IRS Master File BLUE RIDGE AREA FOOD BANK INC
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 February, 1981
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,242 0.27% Michael McKee Chief Executive Officer

Established in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank's (BRAFB) mission is to feed hungry people through a network of community organizations, and to engage our communities in the fight to end hunger locally and nationally. We ensure that people are food secure by providing access to three nutritious meals a day for children and access to two nutritious meals a day for adults year round. BRAFB serves 25 counties and nine cities in northern, western, and central Virginia.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 92.16
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc. (OH) 97.17
Manna on Main Street (PA) 91.37
Feed My People (MO) 87.97
Food for Lane County (OR) 94.03

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Charity Contact Info

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
96 Laurel Hill Road
P.O. Box 937
Verona, VA 24482
tel: (540) 248-3663
fax: (540) 248-6410
EIN: 52-1202644

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Board Leadership

Robert J. Sack
Chair

CEO

Michael McKee
CEO

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