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

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Ending Hunger and Transforming the Health of Santa Barbara County

three stars

88.32

1525 State Street Suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 967-5741   Web Site
EIN: 77-0169214

Board Leadership
George Bean
Board Chair

CEO
Erik Talkin
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.32 three stars
  Financial 83.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County's mission is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutritional problems in Santa Barbara County. During 2012, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed 11.5 million pounds of food (of which four million pounds was fresh produce) from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. In 2012, over 140,000 people in Santa Barbara County were served by the Foodbank's member agency network of 300 nonprofit social service agencies and programs.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County's mission is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutritional problems in Santa Barbara County. During 2012, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed 11.5 million pounds of food (of which four million pounds was fresh produce) from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. In 2012, over 140,000 people in Santa Barbara County were served by the Foodbank's member agency network of 300 nonprofit social service agencies and programs.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Services Program, Produce Initiative and Direct to Client Programs
Program Name: Agency Services Program, Produce Initiative and Direct to Client Programs

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
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County 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
$1 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 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Foodbank of Santa Barbara County 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 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’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

three stars

83.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foodbank of Santa Barbara County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foodbank of Santa Barbara County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,881,738
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $539,198
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,537,532
Total Contributions $20,958,468
   Program Service Revenue $578,065
Total Primary Revenue $21,536,533
   Other Revenue $30,015
TOTAL REVENUE $21,566,548
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,244,459
   Administrative Expenses $647,959
   Fundraising Expenses $1,033,961
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,926,379
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,640,169
   
Net Assets $8,964,380

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$172,858 0.96% Talkin Erik CEO

Mission

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County's mission is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutritional problems in Santa Barbara County. During 2012, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed 11.5 million pounds of food (of which four million pounds was fresh produce) from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. In 2012, over 140,000 people in Santa Barbara County were served by the Foodbank's member agency network of 300 nonprofit social service agencies and programs.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (CA) 88.32 three stars
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 91.73 four stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 87.62 three stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 91.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
1525 State Street
Suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 967-5741
fax: (805) 683-4951
EIN: 77-0169214

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Board Leadership

George Bean
Board Chair

CEO

Erik Talkin
Chief Executive Officer