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

Feeding Westchester

Leading the charge to end hunger

three stars

88.01

200 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523
tel: (914) 923-1100   Web Site
EIN: 13-3507988

Board Leadership
Sue Norton
Board Chair

CEO
Karen Erren
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.01 three stars
  Financial 83.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Driven by the belief that access to healthy food is a basic right for all people, the Feeding Westchester (formerly Food Bank for Westchester) leads hunger action programs and mobilizes the resources needed to eradicate hunger in Westchester County.

The Food Bank for Westchester serves over 300 local hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers, and shelters. The Food Bank provides 95% of all the food given to hungry families, children and seniors as cooked meals or groceries to take home.

Driven by the belief that access to healthy food is a basic right for all people, the Feeding Westchester (formerly Food Bank for Westchester) leads hunger action programs and mobilizes the resources needed to eradicate hunger in Westchester County.

The Food Bank for Westchester serves over 300 local hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers, and shelters. The Food Bank provides 95% of all the food given to hungry families, children and seniors as cooked meals or groceries to take home.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Emergency Food Distribution Program, Mobile Food Pantry, Senior Grocery and BackPack Program
Program Name: Emergency Food Distribution Program, Mobile Food Pantry, Senior Grocery and BackPack Program

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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
Feeding Westchester 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 Feeding Westchester.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding Westchester 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 Westchester’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

83.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding Westchester on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding Westchester on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding Westchester (NY) 88.01 three stars
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (TX) 97.17 four stars
FreeStore FoodBank (OH) 93.87 four stars
Helping Harvest (PA) 91.16 four stars
Maryland Food Bank (MD) 85.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,731,833
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $818,768
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,397,929
Total Contributions $15,948,530
   Program Service Revenue $615,899
Total Primary Revenue $16,564,429
   Other Revenue $-32,581
TOTAL REVENUE $16,531,848
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,789,243
   Administrative Expenses $842,252
   Fundraising Expenses $1,120,483
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,751,978
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $779,870
   
Net Assets $5,034,946

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
Emergency Food Distribution $13,540,874 98.2%
Backpack Program $248,369 1.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.01 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.34 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 87.96 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 88.55 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 88.21 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 86.16 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 87.20 three stars
2014-06 04/01/2015 88.22 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 94.42 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 13-3507988
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING WESTCHESTER 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 January, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,399 1.12% Leslie Gordon President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding Westchester (NY) 88.01 three stars
City Harvest (NY) 88.68 three stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 97.14 four stars
Maryland Food Bank (MD) 85.48 three stars
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding Westchester
200 Clearbrook Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
tel: (914) 923-1100
fax: (914) 923-1198
EIN: 13-3507988

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Board Leadership

Sue Norton
Board Chair

CEO

Karen Erren
President, CEO

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