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

Central Illinois Foodbank

Hunger 365

four stars

92.92

1937 East Cook Street Springfield, IL 62703
tel: (217) 522-4022   Web Site
EIN: 37-1106465

Board Leadership
Janice Schramm
President

CEO
Pam Molitoris
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Central Illinois Foodbank's mission is to provide food, and develop awareness of and creative solutions for food insecurity. Central Illinois Foodbank is a warehouse located in Springfield, IL. Our food distribution program serves 160 agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southern Illinois. In addition to our partnership with our agencies, we are proud to host the Kids Cafe program. Kids Cafe is a nation-wide program through Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest, that feeds children a hot, nutritious meal in a safe environment.

Central Illinois Foodbank's mission is to provide food, and develop awareness of and creative solutions for food insecurity. Central Illinois Foodbank is a warehouse located in Springfield, IL. Our food distribution program serves 160 agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southern Illinois. In addition to our partnership with our agencies, we are proud to host the Kids Cafe program. Kids Cafe is a nation-wide program through Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest, that feeds children a hot, nutritious meal in a safe environment.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Healthy Food Distributions, Kids Cafe and Summer Food Program
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Healthy Food Distributions, Kids Cafe 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
Central Illinois Foodbank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that 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 Central Illinois Foodbank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Central Illinois 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 Central Illinois 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

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
97.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth -7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Illinois Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central Illinois Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Manna on Main Street (PA) 85.48 three stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 94.01 four stars
The River Food Pantry, Inc (WI) 95.86 four stars
Rhode Island Community Food Bank (RI) 91.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,169,091
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $79,354
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $561,076
Total Contributions $16,809,521
   Program Service Revenue $867,849
Total Primary Revenue $17,677,370
   Other Revenue $44,224
TOTAL REVENUE $17,721,594
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,240,692
   Administrative Expenses $205,997
   Fundraising Expenses $230,146
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,676,835
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,044,759
   
Net Assets $8,178,686

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
Solicitation and Distribution of Food $16,240,692 100.0%

Ratings History
Central Illinois Foodbank has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-05 06/01/2021 92.92 four stars
2019-05 03/01/2020 92.92 four stars
2018-05 02/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-05 04/01/2018 97.24 four stars
2016-05 06/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2016-05 05/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2015-05 08/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 08/01/2015 99.83 four stars
2013-05 05/01/2014 99.80 four stars
2012-05 05/01/2013 99.80 four stars
2011-05 05/01/2012 98.03 four stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 98.01 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 07/01/2011 97.19 four stars
2009-05 08/01/2010 95.43 four stars
2008-05 02/01/2009 88.76 three stars
2007-05 02/01/2008 85.73 three stars
2006-05 02/01/2007 74.32 two stars
2005-05 03/01/2006 77.07 two stars
2004-05 02/01/2005 70.49 two 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 37-1106465
Name in IRS Master File CENTRAL ILLINOIS FOODBANK
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 January, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • May, 2019
  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,664 0.70% Pam Molitoris Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (AR) 97.17 four stars
Three Square (NV) 96.54 four stars
Kansas Food Bank (KS) 95.34 four stars
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (PA) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Central Illinois Foodbank
1937 East Cook Street
Springfield, IL 62703
tel: (217) 522-4022
fax: (217) 522-6418
EIN: 37-1106465

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 8228
Springfield, IL 62791

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Board Leadership

Janice Schramm
President

CEO

Pam Molitoris
Executive Director

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