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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

92.35

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

Board Leadership
Rachel Ulrich
Chair

CEO
Tom Mulhern
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.35 four stars
  Financial 89.19 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food For Lane County, founded in 1984, is dedicated to reducing hunger by engaging our community to create access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 150 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, senior nutrition programs, nutrition education, job training 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 reducing hunger by engaging our community to create access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 150 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, senior nutrition programs, nutrition education, job training and community gardens. We serve a diverse population of people living on limited incomes including children, families, seniors and single adults.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Emergency Food Box Program, The Dining Room, Supplemental Food Programs, Senior Grocery, Meals on Wheels, Children's Weekend Snack Pack, Cereal for Youth and Summer Food Program
Program Name: Emergency Food Box Program, The Dining Room, Supplemental Food Programs, Senior Grocery, Meals on Wheels, Children's Weekend Snack Pack, Cereal for Youth and Summer Food Program

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 for Lane 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
$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 for Lane County.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food for Lane 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 Food for Lane 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

89.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.8%
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) 92.35 four stars
Food Finders Food Bank (IN) 92.02 four stars
Feeding Tampa Bay (FL) 92.92 four stars
Flathead Food Bank (MT) 89.36 three stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,015,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $233,687
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,880,289
Total Contributions $19,129,683
   Program Service Revenue $206,651
Total Primary Revenue $19,336,334
   Other Revenue $218,338
TOTAL REVENUE $19,554,672
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,804,850
   Administrative Expenses $419,535
   Fundraising Expenses $771,190
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,995,575
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,559,097
   
Net Assets $11,560,511

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 $14,994,300 94.9%
Meals on Wheels $711,565 4.5%
Job Training Program $98,985 0.6%

Ratings History
Food For Lane County has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 92.35 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.61 four stars
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,357 0.61% Beverlee Potter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food For Lane County (OR) 92.35 four stars
The River Food Pantry, Inc (WI) 95.86 four stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 94.01 four stars
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (CA) 93.96 four stars
Ballard Food Bank (WA) 86.47 three 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

Rachel Ulrich
Chair

CEO

Tom Mulhern
Executive Director

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