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

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana

Working to alleviate hunger in Central Louisiana

three stars

86.55

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

Board Leadership
Joe Williams
Chair

CEO
Jayne Wright-Velez
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.55 three stars
  Financial 81.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 22,400 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 22,400 needy people per month.

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 Central Louisiana
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.
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 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 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

81.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,896,462
   Federated Campaigns $6,417
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,329,092
Total Contributions $7,231,971
   Program Service Revenue $109,644
Total Primary Revenue $7,341,615
   Other Revenue $13,355
TOTAL REVENUE $7,354,970
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,516,560
   Administrative Expenses $260,121
   Fundraising Expenses $275,319
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,052,000
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-697,030
   
Net Assets $4,407,434

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Mission

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 22,400 needy people per month.

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The Food Bank of Central Louisiana (LA) 86.55 three stars
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Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 91.24 four stars
North Texas Food Bank (TX) 95.80 four 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 Williams
Chair

CEO

Jayne Wright-Velez
Executive Director