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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
Kirsten Juhl
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 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Cedar Valley Food Pantry, Member Agency Distribution Program, Mobile Food Pantries, Elderly Nutrition Program, BackPack Program, Kid's Cafe and Summer Feeding
Program Name: Cedar Valley Food Pantry, Member Agency Distribution Program, Mobile Food Pantries, Elderly Nutrition Program, BackPack Program, Kid's Cafe and Summer Feeding

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
Northeast Iowa Food Bank 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
$1 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 Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Northeast Iowa Food Bank 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 Northeast Iowa Food Bank’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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
96.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
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
Foodshare (CT) 90.90 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 92.92 four stars
East Texas Food Bank (TX) 97.34 four stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,548,382
   Federated Campaigns $133,786
   Membership Dues $15,825
   Fundraising Events $29,575
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $351,325
Total Contributions $17,078,893
   Program Service Revenue $423,590
Total Primary Revenue $17,502,483
   Other Revenue $19,360
TOTAL REVENUE $17,521,843
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,022,090
   Administrative Expenses $189,262
   Fundraising Expenses $346,951
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,558,303
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $963,540
   
Net Assets $10,135,338

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 $14,455,815 90.2%
Food Bank Program $550,733 3.4%

Ratings History
Northeast Iowa Food Bank has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 97.17 four stars
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
$99,914 0.60% Barbara Prather Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 90.63 four stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 89.39 three stars
Coastal Bend Food Bank (TX) 96.66 four stars
Fulfill (NJ) 93.99 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

Kirsten Juhl
Chair

CEO

Barbara Prather
Executive Director

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