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

Lowcountry Food Bank

A common sense solution to hunger

four stars

90.85

2864 Azalea Drive Charleston, SC 29405
tel: (843) 747-8146   Web Site
EIN: 57-0751835

Board Leadership
Shelley Yuhas
Chair

CEO
Pat Walker
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.85 four stars
  Financial 89.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lowcountry Food Bank works to feed the poor and hungry of the ten coastal counties of South Carolina by soliciting and distributing food and grocery products to nonprofit agencies serving the poor, and to educate the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger. The Lowcountry Food Bank was founded in 1983 as a clearinghouse for donated food items through the generosity of both the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina and Trident United Way. Our service model is simple and cost-effective. We collect, inspect, maintain, and distribute otherwise wasted food products from manufacturers, food distributors, the government, supermarkets, wholesalers along with farmers to redistribute these food products to a grassroots network of 416 member agencies providing hunger-relief services.

The Lowcountry Food Bank works to feed the poor and hungry of the ten coastal counties of South Carolina by soliciting and distributing food and grocery products to nonprofit agencies serving the poor, and to educate the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger. The Lowcountry Food Bank was founded in 1983 as a clearinghouse for donated food items through the generosity of both the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina and Trident United Way. Our service model is simple and cost-effective. We collect, inspect, maintain, and distribute otherwise wasted food products from manufacturers, food distributors, the government, supermarkets, wholesalers along with farmers to redistribute these food products to a grassroots network of 416 member agencies providing hunger-relief services.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of meals served or provided
32,000,000
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
96.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lowcountry Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lowcountry Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $54,891,593
   Federated Campaigns $63,152
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,091,838
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $368,936
Total Contributions $56,415,519
   Program Service Revenue $3,171,281
Total Primary Revenue $59,586,800
   Other Revenue $125,984
TOTAL REVENUE $59,712,784
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $56,969,626
   Administrative Expenses $1,225,911
   Fundraising Expenses $874,603
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $59,070,140
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $642,644
   
Net Assets $9,329,563

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,747 0.26% Patricia Walker President & CEO

Mission

The Lowcountry Food Bank works to feed the poor and hungry of the ten coastal counties of South Carolina by soliciting and distributing food and grocery products to nonprofit agencies serving the poor, and to educate the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger. The Lowcountry Food Bank was founded in 1983 as a clearinghouse for donated food items through the generosity of both the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina and Trident United Way. Our service model is simple and cost-effective. We collect, inspect, maintain, and distribute otherwise wasted food products from manufacturers, food distributors, the government, supermarkets, wholesalers along with farmers to redistribute these food products to a grassroots network of 416 member agencies providing hunger-relief services.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 90.85 four stars
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 91.02 four stars
Food Finders Food Bank (IN) 92.16 four stars
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (FL) 92.92 four stars
Food for Others (VA) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Drive
Charleston, SC 29405
tel: (843) 747-8146
fax: (843) 747-8147
EIN: 57-0751835

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Board Leadership

Shelley Yuhas
Chair

CEO

Pat Walker
President and CEO