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

Food Bank of Lincoln

Alleviating hunger in Southeast Nebraska

four stars

91.16

4840 Doris Bair Circle Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68504
tel: (402) 466-8170   Web Site
EIN: 47-0640293

Board Leadership
Marilyn Moore
President

CEO
Scott Young
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Bank of Lincoln was founded in 1982 with the help of a number of concerned local citizens to help gather and distribute food to hungry people in southeast Nebraska. The Food Bank gathers, stores and redistributes surplus food, which comes from wholesalers, retailers, corporations, restaurants, civic, church and school groups, and individuals throughout our area. These donations are distributed to over 180 non-profit programs in sixteen Southeastern Nebraska counties. In 2008, the Food Bank distributed over 4.2 million pounds of food.

The Food Bank of Lincoln was founded in 1982 with the help of a number of concerned local citizens to help gather and distribute food to hungry people in southeast Nebraska. The Food Bank gathers, stores and redistributes surplus food, which comes from wholesalers, retailers, corporations, restaurants, civic, church and school groups, and individuals throughout our area. These donations are distributed to over 180 non-profit programs in sixteen Southeastern Nebraska counties. In 2008, the Food Bank distributed over 4.2 million pounds of food.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank Operations, Mobile Pantry, BackPack Program, School Market, Lincoln Public Schools Emergency Pantry and Summer Food Service
Program Name: Food Bank Operations, Mobile Pantry, BackPack Program, School Market, Lincoln Public Schools Emergency Pantry and Summer Food Service

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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
Food Bank of Lincoln 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 Food Bank of Lincoln.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Lincoln 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 Food Bank of Lincoln’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

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
94.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Lincoln on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Lincoln on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 91.16 four stars
Yad Ezra (MI) 87.37 three stars
Maryland Food Bank (MD) 85.48 three stars
Greater Lansing Food Bank (MI) 91.02 four stars
Capital Area Food Bank (DC) 90.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,112,463
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $107,626
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,002,034
Total Contributions $17,222,123
   Program Service Revenue $173,128
Total Primary Revenue $17,395,251
   Other Revenue $35,781
TOTAL REVENUE $17,431,032
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,025,862
   Administrative Expenses $365,456
   Fundraising Expenses $627,489
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,018,807
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,412,225
   
Net Assets $5,349,844

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 Distribution $13,236,313 88.1%
Backpack Program for Schools $1,526,681 10.2%
SNAP Outreach $199,224 1.3%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Lincoln has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 91.16 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.98 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 88.34 three stars
2017-06 04/01/2018 88.00 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.29 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.25 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 95.25 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 95.22 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 97.95 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 97.94 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 97.97 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 99.72 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 99.60 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 96.97 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 94.54 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 86.17 three stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 78.23 two stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 89.46 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 93.42 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 47-0640293
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF LINCOLN 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 March, 1982
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
$103,343 0.64% Scott Young Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 91.16 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (IN) 91.36 four stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
STEP (MN) 93.89 four stars
The Food Group (MN) 89.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Lincoln
4840 Doris Bair Circle
Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68504
tel: (402) 466-8170
fax: (402) 466-6124
EIN: 47-0640293

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Board Leadership

Marilyn Moore
President

CEO

Scott Young
Executive Director

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