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

Feeding the Gulf Coast

Working to provide nutritious food to people who are hungry as a result of personal crisis or disaster.

four stars

96.46

5248 Mobile South Street Theodore, AL 36582
tel: (251) 653-1617   Web Site
EIN: 63-0821997

Board Leadership
Brad Hicks
Chair

CEO
Dan Emery
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Feeding the Gulf Coast (FTGC) incorporated in 1981, in Mobile, Alabama. In 1988, FTGC became a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. Since its founding, FTGC has distributed over 280 million pounds of food to charitable feeding organizations across the 24 counties it serves - including nine counties in south Alabama, eight counties in south Mississippi and seven counties in the Florida panhandle. FTGC is prepared for its role as a primary food source for the Central Gulf Coast in disaster relief operations. The food bank operates various nutrition programs for low-income families including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and multiple child nutrition programs for children living in low income families. Since the first child nutrition program started in January 2003, our Summer Meals, Afterschool Meals and Backpack programs have expanded and now provide more than 700,000 meals to over 20,000 children annually.

Feeding the Gulf Coast (FTGC) incorporated in 1981, in Mobile, Alabama. In 1988, FTGC became a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. Since its founding, FTGC has distributed over 280 million pounds of food to charitable feeding organizations across the 24 counties it serves - including nine counties in south Alabama, eight counties in south Mississippi and seven counties in the Florida panhandle. FTGC is prepared for its role as a primary food source for the Central Gulf Coast in disaster relief operations. The food bank operates various nutrition programs for low-income families including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and multiple child nutrition programs for children living in low income families. Since the first child nutrition program started in January 2003, our Summer Meals, Afterschool Meals and Backpack programs have expanded and now provide more than 700,000 meals to over 20,000 children annually.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Backpack Program, Afterschool and Summer Meals, Senior Boxes, Mobile Pantry Drop, Crisis Relief, Pantry Distribution and Soup Kitchen Distribution
Program Name: Backpack Program, Afterschool and Summer Meals, Senior Boxes, Mobile Pantry Drop, Crisis Relief, Pantry Distribution and Soup Kitchen Distribution

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 The Gulf Coast 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 the Gulf Coast.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding The Gulf Coast 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 The Gulf Coast’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

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
97.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding the Gulf Coast on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding the Gulf Coast on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 87.62 three stars
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 92.35 four stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 92.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,532,419
   Federated Campaigns $27,159
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,964,624
Total Contributions $42,524,202
   Program Service Revenue $2,111,607
Total Primary Revenue $44,635,809
   Other Revenue $161,267
TOTAL REVENUE $44,797,076
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $42,198,426
   Administrative Expenses $702,273
   Fundraising Expenses $404,998
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $43,305,697
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,491,379
   
Net Assets $8,689,468

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 Operations $42,198,426 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 96.46 four stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 89.78 three stars
2016-12 08/01/2017 89.81 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2016 88.88 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.52 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 88.17 three stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 87.83 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 97.42 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 98.06 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 99.83 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 99.83 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.39 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 84.33 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 88.78 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 90.31 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 94.75 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 92.33 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 92.26 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 92.23 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 63-0821997
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING THE GULF COAST
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 March, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,241 0.26% Cathy Pope President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 88.14 three stars
Food Bank of South Jersey (NJ) 88.55 three stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 92.90 four stars
The Society of St. Andrew (VA) 91.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding the Gulf Coast
5248 Mobile South Street
Theodore, AL 36582
tel: (251) 653-1617
fax: (251) 653-4208
EIN: 63-0821997

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Board Leadership

Brad Hicks
Chair

CEO

Dan Emery
President & CEO

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