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

Houston Food Bank

Filling pantries. Filling lives.

four stars

97.10

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

Board Leadership
Michael Cordua
Chair

CEO
Brian Greene
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.10 four stars
  Financial 95.91 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. In the year following hurricane Harvey the Food Bank distributed 122 million nutritious meals through its network of 1,500 community partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens, social service providers, and schools in southeast Texas. We distribute fresh produce, meat and nonperishables from our warehouse where we also prepare nutritious hot meals for kids in our new state-of-the-art Keegan Kitchen. We rescue food before it reaches the landfill through our Retail Pickup program with area grocery stores. Additional community services include nutrition education and SNAP (formerly food stamps) application assistance. We feed hungry people in 18-county service area alongside our partner food banks in Montgomery County, Galveston and Brazos Valley. The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. In the year following hurricane Harvey the Food Bank distributed 122 million nutritious meals through its network of 1,500 community partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens, social service providers, and schools in southeast Texas. We distribute fresh produce, meat and nonperishables from our warehouse where we also prepare nutritious hot meals for kids in our new state-of-the-art Keegan Kitchen. We rescue food before it reaches the landfill through our Retail Pickup program with area grocery stores. Additional community services include nutrition education and SNAP (formerly food stamps) application assistance. We feed hungry people in 18-county service area alongside our partner food banks in Montgomery County, Galveston and Brazos Valley. The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Financial

four stars

95.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
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) 97.10 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 92.88 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (CA) 97.68 four stars
Feeding America Southwest Virginia (VA) 86.93 three stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 91.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $188,789,446
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $593,440
   Related Organizations $302,690
   Government Grants $7,485,006
Total Contributions $197,170,582
   Program Service Revenue $3,365,631
Total Primary Revenue $200,536,213
   Other Revenue $9,844,403
TOTAL REVENUE $210,380,616
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $196,422,365
   Administrative Expenses $4,299,795
   Fundraising Expenses $3,402,272
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $204,124,432
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,256,184
   
Net Assets $67,396,465

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 $189,395,117 96.4%
Backpack Buddy Club $6,067,347 3.1%
Social Services Outreach Program $959,901 0.5%

Ratings History
Houston Food Bank has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 97.10 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 99.14 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 97.04 four stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 98.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 92.50 four stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 96.63 four stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 94.97 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 94.54 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 99.73 four stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 99.71 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 97.85 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 99.70 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 99.58 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 87.44 three stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 95.24 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 94.77 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 94.23 four stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 82.27 three stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 76.72 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 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, 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
$264,462 0.12% Brian Greene President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Food Bank (TX) 97.10 four stars
Feed My People (MO) 96.46 four stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 95.26 four stars
Vermont Foodbank (VT) 95.76 four stars
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank (GA) 87.41 three stars

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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

Michael Cordua
Chair

CEO

Brian Greene
Chief Executive Officer

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