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

Eastern Illinois Foodbank

Alleviating hunger. Nourishing stronger communities.

four stars

92.92

2405 North Shore Drive Urbana, IL 61802
tel: (217) 328-3663   Web Site
EIN: 37-1130252

Board Leadership
Wendy Harris
Chair

CEO
Jim Hires
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, Eastern Illinois Foodbank exists to alleviate hunger in Eastern Illinois by providing a reliable source of food for the hungry through cooperation with a network of food pantries and agencies. We acquire, store, maintain and distribute quantities of food products and essentials to hungry people through a network of partnership agencies in a fourteen county region of eastern Illinois. We deliver over five million pounds of food product annually. This amounts to about 417,000 pounds, on the average, of food products distributed per month. The food distributed through the Foodbank reaches almost 35,000 people each month.

Founded in 1983, Eastern Illinois Foodbank exists to alleviate hunger in Eastern Illinois by providing a reliable source of food for the hungry through cooperation with a network of food pantries and agencies. We acquire, store, maintain and distribute quantities of food products and essentials to hungry people through a network of partnership agencies in a fourteen county region of eastern Illinois. We deliver over five million pounds of food product annually. This amounts to about 417,000 pounds, on the average, of food products distributed per month. The food distributed through the Foodbank reaches almost 35,000 people each month.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Eastern Illinois Foodbank
Program Activities
Eastern 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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Eastern 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 Eastern 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 June 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

90.00

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)
95.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eastern Illinois Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eastern Illinois Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,386,895
   Federated Campaigns $158,214
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,590,571
Total Contributions $17,135,680
   Program Service Revenue $504,362
Total Primary Revenue $17,640,042
   Other Revenue $69,910
TOTAL REVENUE $17,709,952
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,446,757
   Administrative Expenses $270,363
   Fundraising Expenses $574,408
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,291,528
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-581,576
   
Net Assets $5,897,968

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,578 0.56% James Hires President & CEO

Mission

Founded in 1983, Eastern Illinois Foodbank exists to alleviate hunger in Eastern Illinois by providing a reliable source of food for the hungry through cooperation with a network of food pantries and agencies. We acquire, store, maintain and distribute quantities of food products and essentials to hungry people through a network of partnership agencies in a fourteen county region of eastern Illinois. We deliver over five million pounds of food product annually. This amounts to about 417,000 pounds, on the average, of food products distributed per month. The food distributed through the Foodbank reaches almost 35,000 people each month.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 four stars
The River Food Pantry (WI) 96.46 four stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.46 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 90.01 four stars
Food Pantry of Waukesha County (WI) 87.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Eastern Illinois Foodbank
2405 North Shore Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
tel: (217) 328-3663
fax: (217) 328-3670
EIN: 37-1130252

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Board Leadership

Wendy Harris
Chair

CEO

Jim Hires
Executive Director