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

Houston Food Bank

Filling pantries. Filling lives.

four stars

97.04

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 97.04 four stars
  Financial 98.79 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. Nationally recognized by Feeding America as Food Bank of the Year in 2015, the Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Each year, the Food Bank feeds 800,000 individuals through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other charities. We distribute fresh produce, meat and nonperishables from our warehouse at 535 Portwall, 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, school-based programs and food stamp application assistance. Founded in 1982, the Houston Food Bank 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. Nationally recognized by Feeding America as Food Bank of the Year in 2015, the Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Each year, the Food Bank feeds 800,000 individuals through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other charities. We distribute fresh produce, meat and nonperishables from our warehouse at 535 Portwall, 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, school-based programs and food stamp application assistance. Founded in 1982, the Houston Food Bank is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Financial

four stars

98.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
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) 97.04 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (TN) 90.75 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 95.46 four stars
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (TX) 98.23 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (OH) 91.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $184,775,693
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $583,920
   Related Organizations $294,172
   Government Grants $6,735,935
Total Contributions $192,389,720
   Program Service Revenue $3,356,166
Total Primary Revenue $195,745,886
   Other Revenue $563,626
TOTAL REVENUE $196,309,512
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $187,433,744
   Administrative Expenses $3,706,079
   Fundraising Expenses $3,219,945
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $194,359,768
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,949,744
   
Net Assets $61,492,591

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 $183,012,961 97.6%
Backpack Buddy Club $3,591,814 1.9%
Social Services Outreach Program $828,969 0.4%

Ratings History
Houston Food Bank has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-06 08/01/2003 79.83 two stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 77.29 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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$218,386 0.11% Brian Greene President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Food Bank (TX) 97.04 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 90.50 four stars
SeaShare (WA) 89.24 three stars
Foodshare (CT) 93.44 four stars
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 92.43 four 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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