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

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Together We're Fighting Hunger

three stars

87.99

10600 S. Choctaw Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70815
tel: (225) 359-9940   Web Site
EIN: 72-1065318

Board Leadership
Jude Guerin
Chairman

CEO
Michael G. Manning
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.99 three stars
  Financial 83.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith based and other community partners.

Our mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith based and other community partners.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Farm Fresh Food Initiative, Client Network Distribution, Backpack Program, Senior Grocery Program and Mobile Pantry Program
Program Name: Farm Fresh Food Initiative, Client Network Distribution, Backpack Program, Senior Grocery Program and Mobile Pantry Program

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
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 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 Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Greater Baton Rouge 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 Greater Baton Rouge 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

three stars

83.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (LA) 87.99 three stars
Treasure Coast Food Bank (FL) 91.16 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (OH) 98.28 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 96.46 four stars
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,662,293
   Federated Campaigns $236,103
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,447
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $282,031
Total Contributions $17,187,874
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $17,187,874
   Other Revenue $237,226
TOTAL REVENUE $17,425,100
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,117,463
   Administrative Expenses $549,977
   Fundraising Expenses $1,006,727
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,674,167
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,249,067
   
Net Assets $16,586,510

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
Feeding the Hungry Program $16,898,208 98.7%
Backpack Program $219,255 1.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 87.99 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 85.85 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 90.43 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 90.33 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.65 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 02/01/2016 85.27 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 82.95 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 87.60 three stars
2011-12 08/05/2013 83.75 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 96.17 four stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 93.22 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 83.31 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.46 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 94.73 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 99.77 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 94.81 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 97.35 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 97.36 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 92.36 four stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 94.94 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 72-1065318
Name in IRS Master File GREATER BATON ROUGE FOOD BANK INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
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 August, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,184 0.70% Michael Manning President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (LA) 87.99 three stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 89.39 three stars
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 91.06 four stars
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 94.69 four stars
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
10600 S. Choctaw Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
tel: (225) 359-9940
EIN: 72-1065318

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 45830
Baton Rouge, LA 70895

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Board Leadership

Jude Guerin
Chairman

CEO

Michael G. Manning
President and CEO

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