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

Food for Lane County

Because no one should be hungry

four stars

92.87

770 Bailey Hill Road Eugene, OR 97402
tel: (541) 343-2822   Web Site
EIN: 93-0888347

Board Leadership
Linda Eaton
Chair

CEO
Beverlee Potter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.87 four stars
  Financial 89.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food for Lane County, founded in 1984, is dedicated to eliminating hunger by creating access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 100 social service agencies and programs; through public awareness, education and community advocacy; and through programs designed to improve the ability of low-income individuals to maintain an adequate supply of wholesome, nutritious food. These programs include emergency food boxes, shelters, meal sites, rehabilitation facilities, nutrition education, gleaning and community gardens. We serve a diverse population of people living on limited incomes including children, families, seniors and single adults.

Food for Lane County, founded in 1984, is dedicated to eliminating hunger by creating access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 100 social service agencies and programs; through public awareness, education and community advocacy; and through programs designed to improve the ability of low-income individuals to maintain an adequate supply of wholesome, nutritious food. These programs include emergency food boxes, shelters, meal sites, rehabilitation facilities, nutrition education, gleaning and community gardens. We serve a diverse population of people living on limited incomes including children, families, seniors and single adults.

Financial

three stars

89.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
93.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food for Lane County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food for Lane County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food for Lane County (OR) 92.87 four stars
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 92.38 four stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 94.03 four stars
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 93.91 four stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 94.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,782,763
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $197,587
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,988,285
Total Contributions $14,968,635
   Program Service Revenue $216,676
Total Primary Revenue $15,185,311
   Other Revenue $313,043
TOTAL REVENUE $15,498,354
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,893,055
   Administrative Expenses $427,474
   Fundraising Expenses $597,381
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,917,910
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $580,444
   
Net Assets $7,270,072

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 $13,256,576 95.4%
Meals on Wheels $636,479 4.6%

Ratings History
Food for Lane County has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.87 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.61 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.03 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.54 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 91.18 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 93.99 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 94.80 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.51 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 81.46 three stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 81.09 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 75.45 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2009 86.54 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2008 81.65 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 87.01 three stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 89.11 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 91.95 four stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 92.01 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 93-0888347
Name in IRS Master File FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY
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 (429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
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 October, 1986
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,254 0.64% Beverlee Potter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food for Lane County (OR) 92.87 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 92.92 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 91.11 four stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 95.05 four stars
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food for Lane County
770 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97402
tel: (541) 343-2822
fax: (541) 343-5019
EIN: 93-0888347

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Board Leadership

Linda Eaton
Chair

CEO

Beverlee Potter
Executive Director

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