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

Houston Food Bank

Filling pantries. Filling lives.

100.00

535 Portwall Street Houston, TX 77029
tel: (713) 223-3700   Web Site
EIN: 74-2181456

Board Leadership
Chuck Davidson
Chair

CEO
Brian Greene
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
96.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Food Bank (TX) 100.00
Food Gatherers (MI) 98.01
Midwest Food Bank (IL) 98.23
The Foodbank (OH) 98.23
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 91.33

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Now operating from a new, 308,000 square-foot facility, the Houston Food Bank is the nation's largest size Feeding America food bank and source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. A network of nearly 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding a total of 137,000 people each week, provides more than 53 million nutritious meals annually. Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from the new warehouse at 535 Portwall, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen. Additional community services range from nutrition education to assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training. The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. The organization plans to grow to provide 100 million nutritious meals annually by 2018.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $167,716,392
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $871,430
   Related Organizations $285,333
   Government Grants $5,538,292
Total Contributions $174,411,447
   Program Service Revenue $3,208,571
Total Primary Revenue $177,620,018
   Other Revenue $497,646
TOTAL REVENUE $178,117,664
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $173,156,259
   Administrative Expenses $3,062,608
   Fundraising Expenses $3,190,814
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $179,409,681
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,292,017
   
Net Assets $59,553,645

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 $168,337,209 97.2%
Backpack Buddy Club $3,819,809 2.2%
Social Services Outreach Program $999,241 0.6%

Ratings History
Houston Food Bank has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 02/01/2017 100.00
2014-06 06/01/2016 98.45
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 92.50
2013-06 04/01/2015 96.63
2012-06 02/01/2014 94.97
2012-06 12/20/2013 94.54
2011-06 11/06/2012 99.73
2010-06 02/01/2012 99.71
2010-06 12/01/2011 97.85
2009-06 09/20/2011 99.70
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 99.58
2008-06 02/01/2010 87.44
2007-06 11/01/2008 95.24
2006-06 08/01/2007 94.77
2005-06 11/01/2006 94.23
2004-06 08/01/2005 82.27
2003-06 09/01/2004 76.72
2002-06 08/01/2003 79.83
2001-06 02/05/2003 77.29

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

EIN 74-2181456
Name in IRS Master File HOUSTON FOOD BANK
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
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 January, 1984
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
$248,396 0.13% Brian Greene President & CEO

Now operating from a new, 308,000 square-foot facility, the Houston Food Bank is the nation's largest size Feeding America food bank and source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. A network of nearly 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding a total of 137,000 people each week, provides more than 53 million nutritious meals annually. Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from the new warehouse at 535 Portwall, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen. Additional community services range from nutrition education to assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training. The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. The organization plans to grow to provide 100 million nutritious meals annually by 2018.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Food Bank (TX) 100.00
Philabundance (PA) 89.25
Target Hunger (TX) 89.86
Oregon Food Bank (OR) 92.98
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 92.97

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Charity Contact Info

Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall Street
Houston, TX 77029
tel: (713) 223-3700
EIN: 74-2181456

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Board Leadership

Chuck Davidson
Chair

CEO

Brian Greene
Chief Executive Officer

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