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

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana

Working to alleviate hunger in Central Louisiana

three stars

89.78

3223 Baldwin Avenue Alexandria, LA 71301
tel: (318) 445-2773   Web Site
EIN: 72-1154072

Board Leadership
Joe Gardner
Chair

CEO
Jayne Wright-Velez
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.78 three stars
  Financial 90.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana's mission is to alleviate hunger in Central Louisiana. We distribute food and grocery products to needy families through a network of approved charitable agencies in eleven parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn. Food is channeled through more than 161 member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other nonprofit organizations. This is estimated to serve more than 62,000 needy people per month.

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana's mission is to alleviate hunger in Central Louisiana. We distribute food and grocery products to needy families through a network of approved charitable agencies in eleven parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn. Food is channeled through more than 161 member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other nonprofit organizations. This is estimated to serve more than 62,000 needy people per month.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: The Nutrition on Wheels Mobile Pantry Programs, The School Food Pantry Program, Good Food Project, The Adopt-A-Senior Program, Kids Cafe and The BackPack Program
Program Name: The Nutrition on Wheels Mobile Pantry Programs, The School Food Pantry Program, Good Food Project, The Adopt-A-Senior Program, Kids Cafe and The BackPack 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 Central Louisiana 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
$1 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 The Food Bank of Central Louisiana.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Central Louisiana 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 Central Louisiana’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

90.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
93.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank of Central Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank of Central Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana (LA) 89.78 three stars
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (IN) 98.23 four stars
Kansas Food Bank (KS) 95.34 four stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 94.02 four stars
The Society of St. Andrew (VA) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,851,346
   Federated Campaigns $454
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,931,304
Total Contributions $9,783,104
   Program Service Revenue $86,535
Total Primary Revenue $9,869,639
   Other Revenue $28,974
TOTAL REVENUE $9,898,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,791,246
   Administrative Expenses $253,964
   Fundraising Expenses $289,321
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,334,531
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $564,082
   
Net Assets $4,971,516

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 $8,791,246 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 89.78 three stars
2019-06 10/01/2020 85.02 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 86.55 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.72 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.02 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.94 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 86.98 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 77.53 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.32 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 82.15 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 79.53 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 84.55 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.44 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 77.00 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 82.11 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 92.10 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 83.07 three 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 72-1154072
Name in IRS Master File THE FOOD BANK OF CENTRAL LOUISIANA 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 March, 1990
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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana (LA) 89.78 three stars
City Harvest (NY) 88.68 three stars
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 91.06 four stars
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 90.19 four stars
Maryland Food Bank (MD) 85.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana
3223 Baldwin Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
tel: (318) 445-2773
EIN: 72-1154072

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Board Leadership

Joe Gardner
Chair

CEO

Jayne Wright-Velez
Executive Director

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