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

East Texas Food Bank

Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope in East Texas

four stars

97.34

3201 Robertson Road Tyler, TX 75701
tel: (800) 815-3663   Web Site
EIN: 75-2222686

Board Leadership
Bryan Jacobe
Chair

CEO
Dennis Cullinane
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.34 four stars
  Financial 96.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1988, The East Texas Food Bank has been fighting hunger and feeding hope to those in need. They provide food to over 200 partner agencies, in an effort to feed children, the working poor and senior citizens throughout 26 counties in East Texas. As a clearinghouse for donated food, the East Texas Food Bank forms a partnership with the food industry by collecting, inspecting, sorting, packaging and distributing food to member agencies, which provide food directly to those in need. The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, The Nation's Food Bank Network.

Since 1988, The East Texas Food Bank has been fighting hunger and feeding hope to those in need. They provide food to over 200 partner agencies, in an effort to feed children, the working poor and senior citizens throughout 26 counties in East Texas. As a clearinghouse for donated food, the East Texas Food Bank forms a partnership with the food industry by collecting, inspecting, sorting, packaging and distributing food to member agencies, which provide food directly to those in need. The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, The Nation's Food Bank Network.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank, BackPack, Kids Cafe & Afterschool Snack, Summer Food, Mobile Pantry and Senior Box
Program Name: Food Bank, BackPack, Kids Cafe & Afterschool Snack, Summer Food, Mobile Pantry and Senior Box

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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
East Texas Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and 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 East Texas Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. East Texas Food Bank 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 East Texas Food Bank’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

96.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
95.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by East Texas Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by East Texas Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
East Texas Food Bank (TX) 97.34 four stars
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (CA) 88.32 three stars
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 96.66 four stars
Feeding America Southwest Virginia (VA) 86.52 three stars
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (LA) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $24,204,208
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $51,443
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,859,531
Total Contributions $32,115,182
   Program Service Revenue $804,628
Total Primary Revenue $32,919,810
   Other Revenue $-601,915
TOTAL REVENUE $32,317,895
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,721,409
   Administrative Expenses $789,256
   Fundraising Expenses $638,225
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,148,890
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-830,995
   
Net Assets $14,083,903

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
East Texas Food Bank has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 97.34 four stars
2018-06 03/01/2020 100.00 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 95.28 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 97.73 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.88 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.82 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 88.10 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 93.00 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.60 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.93 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 96.96 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 96.52 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 91.39 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 89.90 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 97.16 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 87.31 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 97.17 four stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 97.11 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 97.16 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 75-2222686
Name in IRS Master File REGIONAL EAST TEXAS 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 July, 1988
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
$183,652 0.55% Dennis Cullinane CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
East Texas Food Bank (TX) 97.34 four stars
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 85.85 three stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.46 three stars
Island Harvest (NY) 89.20 three stars
Loaves and Fishes (MN) 85.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

East Texas Food Bank
3201 Robertson Road
Tyler, TX 75701
tel: (800) 815-3663
fax: (903) 597-7659
EIN: 75-2222686

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Board Leadership

Bryan Jacobe
Chair

CEO

Dennis Cullinane
Chief Executive Officer

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