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

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Fighting hunger in Northeast Iowa

four stars

97.17

1605 Lafayette Street Waterloo, IA 50703
tel: (888) 634-3248   Web Site
EIN: 42-1169648

Board Leadership
Grant Gubbrud
Chair

CEO
Barbara Prather
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is to provide nutritious food and grocery products to non-profit organizations and individuals in Northeast Iowa, while offering hunger education programs to the area and those in need. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank has the following programs to fight hunger in Northeast Iowa: Member Agency Distribution, Cedar Valley Food Pantry, Kids Cafe, Summer Feeding, Elderly Nutrition Program, BackPack Program, Mobile Food Pantry, and Community Garden. We serve 16 counties in Northeast Iowa, east to the Mississippi River, north to the Minnesota border, and south to Poweshiek County. More than an estimated 48,000 Northeast Iowa residents are food insecure, and over 14,500 kids don't know where their next meal is coming from.

The mission of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is to provide nutritious food and grocery products to non-profit organizations and individuals in Northeast Iowa, while offering hunger education programs to the area and those in need. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank has the following programs to fight hunger in Northeast Iowa: Member Agency Distribution, Cedar Valley Food Pantry, Kids Cafe, Summer Feeding, Elderly Nutrition Program, BackPack Program, Mobile Food Pantry, and Community Garden. We serve 16 counties in Northeast Iowa, east to the Mississippi River, north to the Minnesota border, and south to Poweshiek County. More than an estimated 48,000 Northeast Iowa residents are food insecure, and over 14,500 kids don't know where their next meal is coming from.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of meals served or provided
6,900,000
Decreasing the Meal Gap in our service area
7,400,000
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
96.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 16.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northeast Iowa Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northeast Iowa Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Sunshine Division, Inc. (OR) 93.91 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 93.07 four stars
Forgotten Harvest (MI) 90.92 four stars
Fulfill (NJ) 93.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,769,181
   Federated Campaigns $127,194
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $24,003
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $212,982
Total Contributions $15,133,360
   Program Service Revenue $446,918
Total Primary Revenue $15,580,278
   Other Revenue $11,636
TOTAL REVENUE $15,591,914
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,320,788
   Administrative Expenses $166,981
   Fundraising Expenses $338,043
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,825,812
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-233,898
   
Net Assets $9,171,798

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
Member Agency Distribution Program $13,854,102 90.4%
Food Bank Program $474,781 3.1%

Ratings History
Northeast Iowa Food Bank has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 97.17 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.11 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.93 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.65 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.29 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.16 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 90.01 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.73 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.43 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 92.94 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 81.91 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 90.16 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 79.54 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 93.10 four stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 89.84 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 94.75 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 42-1169648
Name in IRS Master File NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANK INC
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 December, 1981
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
$96,607 0.61% Barbara Prather Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (MI) 90.89 four stars
United Food Bank (AZ) 87.91 three stars
Table to Table (NJ) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northeast Iowa Food Bank
1605 Lafayette Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
tel: (888) 634-3248
fax: (319) 235-1027
EIN: 42-1169648

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2397
Waterloo, IA 50704

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Board Leadership

Grant Gubbrud
Chair

CEO

Barbara Prather
Executive Director

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