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

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Feed People. Fight Hunger.

four stars

95.94

350 Opportunity Parkway Akron, OH 44307
tel: (330) 535-6900   Web Site
EIN: 34-1369388

Board Leadership
Wiliam Shivers
Chair

CEO
Daniel R. Flowers
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.94 four stars
  Financial 94.26 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is to lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger-free lives. We distribute food to feed people and we advocate, engage, and convene our community in the fight to end hunger.

The mission of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is to lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger-free lives. We distribute food to feed people and we advocate, engage, and convene our community in the fight to end hunger.

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: Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Program Activities
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.
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 Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Akron-Canton Regional 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 Akron-Canton Regional 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 November 2019, 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

94.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
93.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (OH) 95.94 four stars
Three Square (NV) 98.23 four stars
Lakeview Pantry (IL) 87.11 three stars
Food Bank for the Heartland (NE) 95.89 four stars
Food for Lane County (OR) 90.61 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,713,846
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $237,534
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,076,706
Total Contributions $43,028,086
   Program Service Revenue $2,826,435
Total Primary Revenue $45,854,521
   Other Revenue $73,897
TOTAL REVENUE $45,928,418
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $43,021,025
   Administrative Expenses $1,276,524
   Fundraising Expenses $1,842,621
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $46,140,170
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-211,752
   
Net Assets $12,155,662

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
Distribution of Donated Foods $43,021,025 100.0%

Ratings History
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 08/01/2019 95.94 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 93.94 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 96.41 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 97.63 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.82 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 87.70 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 93.62 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.87 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 94.35 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 96.93 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 90.58 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 86.02 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 78.36 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 74.38 two 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 34-1369388
Name in IRS Master File AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL FOODBANK
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 August, 1982
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
$227,154 0.49% Daniel Flowers President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (OH) 95.94 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (CA) 97.17 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (LA) 92.61 four stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 97.17 four stars
Greater Lansing Food Bank (MI) 91.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
350 Opportunity Parkway
Akron, OH 44307
tel: (330) 535-6900
fax: (330) 996-5337
EIN: 34-1369388

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Board Leadership

Wiliam Shivers
Chair

CEO

Daniel R. Flowers
President & CEO

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