Disable all preview features

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

Feeding Southwest Virginia

Together we can solve hunger

three stars

86.52

1025 Electric Road Salem, VA 24153
tel: (540) 342-3011   Web Site
EIN: 54-1939556

Board Leadership
James E. Pearman, Jr.
Board Chair

CEO
Pamela Irvine
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.52 three stars
  Financial 80.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1981, the Feeding America Southwestern Virginia (formerly Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank) has provided millions of pounds of food and related product to approximately 340 partner agencies that directly serve the families and individuals in need of emergency food assistance. Our partner agencies include nonprofit food pantries, children's feeding programs, shelters, soup kitchens, and elderly care facilities. We strive to serve, at the lowest cost possible, hungry people - children, adults, the elderly, and the less fortunate by any definition - by collaborating with an ever-widening network of nonprofit and faith-based food distribution agencies throughout our 26-county service area.

Since 1981, the Feeding America Southwestern Virginia (formerly Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank) has provided millions of pounds of food and related product to approximately 340 partner agencies that directly serve the families and individuals in need of emergency food assistance. Our partner agencies include nonprofit food pantries, children's feeding programs, shelters, soup kitchens, and elderly care facilities. We strive to serve, at the lowest cost possible, hungry people - children, adults, the elderly, and the less fortunate by any definition - by collaborating with an ever-widening network of nonprofit and faith-based food distribution agencies throughout our 26-county service area.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank, Children's Feeding Programs, Harvest Home Community Kitchen, Mobile Food Pantry and Veggie Mobile
Program Name: Food Bank, Children's Feeding Programs, Harvest Home Community Kitchen, Mobile Food Pantry and Veggie Mobile

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
Feeding America Southwest Virginia 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 Feeding America Southwest Virginia.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding America Southwest Virginia 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 Feeding America Southwest Virginia’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

80.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
95.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 63.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding Southwest Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding Southwest Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding Southwest Virginia (VA) 86.52 three stars
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 91.20 four stars
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (FL) 92.92 four stars
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank (GA) 87.83 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,221,128
   Federated Campaigns $10,662
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $26,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $61,970
Total Contributions $29,319,760
   Program Service Revenue $2,353,660
Total Primary Revenue $31,673,420
   Other Revenue $-64,213
TOTAL REVENUE $31,609,207
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $30,039,968
   Administrative Expenses $795,679
   Fundraising Expenses $704,485
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,540,132
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $69,075
   
Net Assets $2,868,301

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 Bank $30,039,968 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 86.52 three stars
2018-06 03/01/2019 86.16 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 86.93 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 86.71 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.91 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.55 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 95.69 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 93.79 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 96.18 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 96.16 four stars
2010-06 05/01/2012 93.82 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.61 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 91.27 four stars
2009-06 04/01/2010 96.97 four stars
2008-06 03/01/2009 84.07 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 91.98 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 86.61 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 82.52 three stars
2004-06 02/01/2005 69.41 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-1939556
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING AMERICA SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
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
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 June, 1999
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,314 0.32% Pamela Irvine President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding Southwest Virginia (VA) 86.52 three stars
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 89.59 three stars
Hawaii Foodbank (HI) 92.44 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 90.27 four stars
Hidden Harvest (MI) 94.04 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Feeding Southwest Virginia
1025 Electric Road
Salem, VA 24153
tel: (540) 342-3011
EIN: 54-1939556

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

James E. Pearman, Jr.
Board Chair

CEO

Pamela Irvine
President & CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.