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

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

We are the largest organization alleviating hunger in western and central Virginia, serving 25 counties and 8 cities.

four stars

94.26

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

Board Leadership
Richard C. Mayo
Chair

CEO
Michael McKee
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.26 four stars
  Financial 92.46 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our MISSION is to provide nourishing food to our neighbors in need through vibrant community partnerships and passionate public support. Our VISION is that everyone has enough to eat.

Founded in 1981, today the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank serves 25 counties and 8 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and our headquarters in Verona. We provide nutritious food to 105,100 people each month through a far-reaching network of 212 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, churches and other nonprofit groups.

We are members of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 food banks across the country, and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the U.S. We are also members of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, an association of the seven food banks in Virginia.

Our MISSION is to provide nourishing food to our neighbors in need through vibrant community partnerships and passionate public support. Our VISION is that everyone has enough to eat.

Founded in 1981, today the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank serves 25 counties and 8 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and our headquarters in Verona. We provide nutritious food to 105,100 people each month through a far-reaching network of 212 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, churches and other nonprofit groups.

We are members of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 food banks across the country, and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the U.S. We are also members of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, an association of the seven food banks in Virginia.

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Financial

four stars

92.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
95.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
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) 94.26 four stars
North Country Food Bank, Inc. (MN) 93.91 four stars
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 90.25 four stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 92.08 four stars
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 88.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $37,556,625
   Federated Campaigns $145,309
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $10,889,213
Total Contributions $48,591,147
   Program Service Revenue $960,541
Total Primary Revenue $49,551,688
   Other Revenue $178,036
TOTAL REVENUE $49,729,724
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $45,572,902
   Administrative Expenses $765,538
   Fundraising Expenses $1,215,600
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,554,040
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,175,684
   
Net Assets $14,328,763

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 $40,531,406 88.9%
Food Distribution through Outreach Programs $3,082,899 6.8%
Mobile Food Pantry $1,958,597 4.3%

Ratings History
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 94.26 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 95.58 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.16 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.29 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.11 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 96.72 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 97.05 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.05 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.05 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 97.11 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 97.04 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 94.25 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 87.18 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 79.33 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 72.09 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 93.18 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 72.42 two stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 91.91 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 79.01 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 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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,085 0.29% Michael Mckee Chief Executive Officer

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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

Richard C. Mayo
Chair

CEO

Michael McKee
CEO

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