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

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Ending hunger together

four stars

94.69

4010 Nelson Avenue Concord, CA 94520
tel: (925) 676-7543   Web Site
EIN: 94-2418054

Board Leadership
Laura Moran
Chair

CEO
Joel Sjostrom
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1975, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need. We presently serve over 270,000 people every month, and distribute 30 million pounds a year, enough food for 25 million meals.

Founded in 1975, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need. We presently serve over 270,000 people every month, and distribute 30 million pounds a year, enough food for 25 million meals.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Pantry & Soup Kitchen Distribution, School Pantry, Senior Food Program, Extra Helpings, Food Assistance Program, Food for Children, Agency Distribution, Farm 2 Kids, Community Produce Program and Harvest To Home
Program Name: Pantry & Soup Kitchen Distribution, School Pantry, Senior Food Program, Extra Helpings, Food Assistance Program, Food for Children, Agency Distribution, Farm 2 Kids, Community Produce Program and Harvest To Home

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 Bank of Contra Costa and Solano 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 Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano 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 Contra Costa and Solano’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

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
96.7%
  Administrative Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (CA) 94.69 four stars
Community Table (CO) 88.86 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.81 four stars
Sunshine Division, Inc. (OR) 93.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $86,904,702
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $21,206
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,690,723
Total Contributions $88,616,631
   Program Service Revenue $966,670
Total Primary Revenue $89,583,301
   Other Revenue $411,267
TOTAL REVENUE $89,994,568
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $85,681,916
   Administrative Expenses $691,182
   Fundraising Expenses $1,801,830
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $88,174,928
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,819,640
   
Net Assets $12,014,788

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
Nor/Cluster Program and Other Food Banks $32,313,955 37.7%
Pantry/Soup Kitchens Program $27,527,693 32.1%
Community Produce Program $7,343,346 8.6%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 94.69 four stars
2018-06 12/01/2020 92.22 four stars
2018-06 03/01/2020 91.93 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 89.95 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 92.42 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 92.92 four stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.28 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 95.63 four stars
2014-06 12/01/2015 93.74 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.33 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 96.16 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2014 97.95 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.51 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 93.72 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.32 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.56 four stars
2009-06 11/01/2010 94.55 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 91.92 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 87.44 three 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 94-2418054
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK CONTRA COSTA AND SOLANO
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
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 July, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$228,007 0.25% Larry Sly Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (CA) 94.69 four stars
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 94.69 four stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 98.23 four stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 97.14 four stars
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 90.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
4010 Nelson Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
tel: (925) 676-7543
EIN: 94-2418054

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Board Leadership

Laura Moran
Chair

CEO

Joel Sjostrom
President, CEO

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