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

Food for Others

Feeding families, nourishing lives

three stars

89.39

2938 Prosperity Avenue Fairfax, VA 22031
tel: (703) 207-9173   Web Site
EIN: 54-1777157

Board Leadership
Bobby Bhatnagar
Board Chair

CEO
Annie Turner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1995, Food for Others obtains and distributes free food to the hungry of Northern Virginia and supports food programs of other community-based organizations. We provide a channel for people to help their neighbors by actively volunteering their service. Food for Others is part of Northern Virginia's safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes, and for the growing number of working poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.

Established in 1995, Food for Others obtains and distributes free food to the hungry of Northern Virginia and supports food programs of other community-based organizations. We provide a channel for people to help their neighbors by actively volunteering their service. Food for Others is part of Northern Virginia's safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes, and for the growing number of working poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: PowerPack Program, Summer Meals, Community Partners Program and Warehouse Distribution
Program Name: PowerPack Program, Summer Meals, Community Partners Program and Warehouse Distribution

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
Food for Others primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.80 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 Food for Others.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food for Others 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 Food for Others’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

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food for Others on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food for Others on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food for Others (VA) 89.39 three stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 91.00 four stars
Foodlink (NY) 90.18 four stars
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (LA) 87.99 three stars
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 90.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,742,074
   Federated Campaigns $61,572
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $76,564
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,880,210
   Program Service Revenue $291,349
Total Primary Revenue $4,171,559
   Other Revenue $38,175
TOTAL REVENUE $4,209,734
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,833,680
   Administrative Expenses $263,343
   Fundraising Expenses $70,410
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,167,433
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $42,301
   
Net Assets $2,305,756

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
Food Distribution $3,833,680 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 89.39 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 93.17 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 93.84 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.29 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.81 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.36 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 81.80 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 89.95 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.87 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.69 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 91.12 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 93.03 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 77.49 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 83.47 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 77.25 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 79.52 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 88.90 three 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 54-1777157
Name in IRS Master File FOOD FOR OTHERS INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(603) Non-financial services of facilities 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 March, 1996
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
$110,000 2.63% Annie Turner Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food for Others (VA) 89.39 three stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 100.00 four stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 87.62 three stars
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 91.40 four stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 97.23 four stars

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Official Charity Response

Food for Others score changed from four stars to three because of a slight decline in programs. This decline was caused by two factors. The first factor was the change in the value of bulk food. Most of Food for Others program expenses are in the form of donated food. When the value of donated food set by Feeding America declines, the amount of money Food for Others "spends" on food programs declines as well. The value of a pound of food declined from $1.68 to $1.62. Second, Food for Others is an emergency social safety net and naturally sees lower demand for its services when there is a strong economy. 

Charity Contact Info

Food for Others
2938 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
tel: (703) 207-9173
fax: (703) 207-9204
EIN: 54-1777157

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Board Leadership

Bobby Bhatnagar
Board Chair

CEO

Annie Turner
Executive Director

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