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

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Alleviating hunger in Alameda County

four stars

97.87

7900 Edgewater Drive Oakland, CA 94621
tel: (510) 635-3663   Web Site
EIN: 94-2960297

Board Leadership
Ted Monk
Chair

CEO
Suzan Bateson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.87 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Through a network of 275 community based organizations, including food pantries and soup kitchens, the Food Bank has provided food assistance to 49,000 people each week, including low-income and working poor adults, children, and the elderly, since 1985. In addition to food distribution, the Food Bank educates the community about the causes of hunger and poverty, advocates for policies to address the root causes of poverty and operates an emergency food referral hotline.

Through a network of 275 community based organizations, including food pantries and soup kitchens, the Food Bank has provided food assistance to 49,000 people each week, including low-income and working poor adults, children, and the elderly, since 1985. In addition to food distribution, the Food Bank educates the community about the causes of hunger and poverty, advocates for policies to address the root causes of poverty and operates an emergency food referral hotline.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Number of meals served or provided
28,781,500
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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
95.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alameda County Community Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alameda County Community Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 97.87 four stars
South Plains Food Bank (TX) 88.81 three stars
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 85.41 three stars
Food Finders (CA) 89.52 three stars
Utah Food Bank (UT) 93.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $58,852,912
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $723,298
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,626,427
Total Contributions $68,202,637
   Program Service Revenue $707,136
Total Primary Revenue $68,909,773
   Other Revenue $147,671
TOTAL REVENUE $69,057,444
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $64,111,864
   Administrative Expenses $1,264,803
   Fundraising Expenses $2,178,476
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $67,555,143
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,502,301
   
Net Assets $21,320,563

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 $60,655,344 94.6%
Outreach $1,867,182 2.9%
Agency Services and Nutrition Education $818,746 1.3%

Ratings History
Alameda County Community Food Bank has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 97.87 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.15 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 97.85 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 97.01 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 97.85 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.86 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 97.03 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 97.00 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 94.46 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 91.53 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 80.45 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 80.34 three stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 77.99 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 86.78 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 94.65 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 94-2960297
Name in IRS Master File THE ALAMEDA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOOD BANK INC
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 August, 1985
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
$247,774 0.36% Suzan Bateson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 97.87 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 97.32 four stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 93.28 four stars
Weld Food Bank (CO) 100.00 four stars
STEP (MN) 87.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alameda County Community Food Bank
7900 Edgewater Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
tel: (510) 635-3663
fax: (510) 635-3773
EIN: 94-2960297

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2599
Oakland, CA 94614

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Board Leadership

Ted Monk
Chair

CEO

Suzan Bateson
Executive Director

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