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

Feeding Westchester

Leading the charge to end hunger

90.65

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 90.65
  Financial 86.78
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

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
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

86.78

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 25.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.2%
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) 90.65
Anne Arundel County Food Bank (MD) 96.66
Loudoun Hunger Relief (VA) 100.00
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 94.14
The Society of St. Andrew (VA) 89.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,514,907
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $408,524
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,156,813
Total Contributions $31,080,244
   Program Service Revenue $1,096,319
Total Primary Revenue $32,176,563
   Other Revenue $92,268
TOTAL REVENUE $32,268,831
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,352,393
   Administrative Expenses $650,478
   Fundraising Expenses $1,550,431
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,553,302
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,715,529
   
Net Assets $12,350,288

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 $22,668,412 97.1%
Backpack Program $683,981 2.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 08/03/2021 88.58
2019-06 08/03/2021 88.58
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.01
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.34
2016-06 06/01/2017 87.96
2015-06 08/01/2016 88.55
2015-06 07/01/2016 88.21
2015-06 06/01/2016 86.16
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 87.20
2014-06 04/01/2015 88.22
2013-06 07/01/2014 94.42

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)
(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
Not compensated -- Jaynee Day Interim President
Other Salaries of Note
$225,782 0.88% Leslie Gordon Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding Westchester (NY) 90.65
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 97.36
Feed More (VA) 98.09
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (CA) 94.69
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 96.47

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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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