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

FOOD Share

Ventura County's food bank

four stars

95.00

4156 Southbank Road Oxnard, CA 93036
tel: (805) 983-7100   Web Site
EIN: 77-0018162

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Hathaway
Chairperson

CEO
Monica White
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.00 four stars
  Financial 92.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1978, Food Share is Ventura County's only regional food bank. FOOD Share is a food bank that houses and distributes approximately 11 million of pounds of food per year to the hungry of Ventura County. FOOD Share collects and receives food year-round and utilizes a distribution method that includes partners and agencies located throughout the county. Our network of partners provides the pantries, congregate meal sites, senior kit distributions, USDA distributions and produce outreach efforts. FOOD Share is a member of Feeding America the national network of food banks as well as a member of the California Association of Food Banks.

Founded in 1978, Food Share is Ventura County's only regional food bank. FOOD Share is a food bank that houses and distributes approximately 11 million of pounds of food per year to the hungry of Ventura County. FOOD Share collects and receives food year-round and utilizes a distribution method that includes partners and agencies located throughout the county. Our network of partners provides the pantries, congregate meal sites, senior kit distributions, USDA distributions and produce outreach efforts. FOOD Share is a member of Feeding America the national network of food banks as well as a member of the California Association of Food Banks.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Distribution, U.S.D.A. Distribution & C.S.F.P., Federal Commodities, Community Market, Senior Share, Kid's Farmers Market, Mobile Pantry, Drought Box and Senior Nutrition
Program Name: Agency Distribution, U.S.D.A. Distribution & C.S.F.P., Federal Commodities, Community Market, Senior Share, Kid's Farmers Market, Mobile Pantry, Drought Box and Senior Nutrition

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 Share primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 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 FOOD Share.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. FOOD Share 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 Share’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

92.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FOOD Share on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FOOD Share on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FOOD Share (CA) 95.00 four stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.46 three stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 93.07 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 92.38 four stars
Interfaith Food Pantry (NJ) 95.43 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,054,038
   Federated Campaigns $80,369
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $189,876
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $852,549
Total Contributions $26,176,832
   Program Service Revenue $17,938
Total Primary Revenue $26,194,770
   Other Revenue $109,109
TOTAL REVENUE $26,303,879
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,262,724
   Administrative Expenses $384,838
   Fundraising Expenses $639,926
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,287,488
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,016,391
   
Net Assets $8,647,757

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 $17,603,177 72.6%
Nutrition Programs: CSFP and TEFAP $5,621,920 23.2%
Community Market Distribution $603,521 2.5%

Ratings History
FOOD Share has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 95.00 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 93.91 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 87.68 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 92.51 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.53 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.97 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.42 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.77 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 97.84 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 96.76 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 82.70 three stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 80.70 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 69.98 one star
2007-06 10/01/2008 83.45 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 88.24 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 83.89 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 84.72 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2005 73.24 two stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 97.31 four 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 77-0018162
Name in IRS Master File FOODSHARE INC
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
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 March, 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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,594 0.59% Monica White CEO & President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FOOD Share (CA) 95.00 four stars
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (LA) 98.23 four stars
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (MD) 87.42 three stars
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 94.69 four stars
Placer Food Bank (CA) 86.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

FOOD Share
4156 Southbank Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
tel: (805) 983-7100
fax: (805) 983-2326
EIN: 77-0018162

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Hathaway
Chairperson

CEO

Monica White
President, CEO

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