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

Idaho Foodbank

No one in Idaho will go hungry

four stars

96.39

3630 E. Commercial Court Meridian, ID 83642
tel: (208) 336-9643   Web Site
EIN: 82-0425400

Board Leadership
Michael Hayhurst
Chairman

CEO
Karen Vauk
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.39 four stars
  Financial 94.90 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.

The Idaho Foodbank in an efficient and caring manner, provides food, information, and supportive services to hungry people through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations, and individuals by serving as a central clearinghouse for donated and purchased food. The Foodbank has three central points in Idaho where donated food and merchandise is collected: Boise, Lewiston, and Pocatello. The food is than distributed to non-profit feeding programs.

The Idaho Foodbank in an efficient and caring manner, provides food, information, and supportive services to hungry people through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations, and individuals by serving as a central clearinghouse for donated and purchased food. The Foodbank has three central points in Idaho where donated food and merchandise is collected: Boise, Lewiston, and Pocatello. The food is than distributed to non-profit feeding programs.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Community Partner Distribution, Backpack Program, School Pantry Program, Picnic in the Park Program, Mobile Pantry Program, Senior Nutrition Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program
Program Name: Community Partner Distribution, Backpack Program, School Pantry Program, Picnic in the Park Program, Mobile Pantry Program, Senior Nutrition Program and The Emergency Food Assistance 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
Idaho Foodbank 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 Idaho Foodbank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Idaho Foodbank 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 Idaho Foodbank’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

94.90

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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Idaho Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Idaho Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 96.39 four stars
Facing Hunger (WV) 94.81 four stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (MN) 96.35 four stars
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (OH) 95.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,727,248
   Federated Campaigns $21,402
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $811,338
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,853,135
Total Contributions $39,413,123
   Program Service Revenue $73,885
Total Primary Revenue $39,487,008
   Other Revenue $288,048
TOTAL REVENUE $39,775,056
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $36,278,522
   Administrative Expenses $681,841
   Fundraising Expenses $1,373,028
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,333,391
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,441,665
   
Net Assets $15,582,182

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
Direct and Indirect Food Distribution $34,990,646 96.5%
Nutritional Services $1,287,876 3.5%

Ratings History
Idaho Foodbank has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-04 07/01/2020 96.39 four stars
2018-04 07/01/2019 96.46 four stars
2017-04 07/01/2018 93.48 four stars
2016-04 08/01/2017 96.46 four stars
2015-04 08/01/2016 98.23 four stars
2014-04 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 11/01/2015 97.89 four stars
2013-04 12/22/2014 97.56 four stars
2013-04 08/01/2014 96.26 four stars
2012-04 07/01/2013 97.73 four stars
2011-04 05/01/2012 97.77 four stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 96.38 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 04/01/2011 96.81 four stars
2009-04 05/01/2010 93.65 four stars
2008-04 06/01/2009 76.55 two stars
2007-04 06/01/2008 85.47 three stars
2006-04 02/01/2007 92.53 four stars
2005-04 03/01/2006 93.90 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 97.37 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 82-0425400
Name in IRS Master File IDAHO FOODBANK WAREHOUSE
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • April, 2018
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$168,278 0.43% Karen Vauk President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 96.39 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (AR) 97.17 four stars
Foodshare (CT) 90.90 four stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 98.23 four stars
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado (CO) 91.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Idaho Foodbank
3630 E. Commercial Court
Meridian, ID 83642
tel: (208) 336-9643
fax: (208) 336-9692
EIN: 82-0425400

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Board Leadership

Michael Hayhurst
Chairman

CEO

Karen Vauk
President, CEO

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