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

Utah Food Bank

Utah Food Bank Fights Hunger Statewide

four stars

96.27

3150 South 900 West Salt Lake City, UT 84119
tel: (801) 978-2452   Web Site
EIN: 87-0212453

Board Leadership
Howard Stoker
Chair

CEO
Ginette Bott
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.27 four stars
  Financial 94.73 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Utah Food Bank Fights Hunger Statewide. For over 100 years, the Utah Food Bank has stayed true to its mission of serving those in need throughout our state. We work tirelessly with community partners and volunteers to continue making an impact. Utah Food Bank staff, volunteers and agencies work together to gather and distribute emergency food to individuals and families experiencing the pain of hunger in Utah. The organization started in 1904 and, since 1977, Utah Food Bank has been the central hub for food collection and distribution in Utah. Our resources include a large warehouse, four semi-tractors, and eight box trucks, as well as our valuable affiliation with Feeding America. With these resources, Utah Food Bank is able to collect, store and distribute large quantities of food for the entire state of Utah.

Utah Food Bank Fights Hunger Statewide. For over 100 years, the Utah Food Bank has stayed true to its mission of serving those in need throughout our state. We work tirelessly with community partners and volunteers to continue making an impact. Utah Food Bank staff, volunteers and agencies work together to gather and distribute emergency food to individuals and families experiencing the pain of hunger in Utah. The organization started in 1904 and, since 1977, Utah Food Bank has been the central hub for food collection and distribution in Utah. Our resources include a large warehouse, four semi-tractors, and eight box trucks, as well as our valuable affiliation with Feeding America. With these resources, Utah Food Bank is able to collect, store and distribute large quantities of food for the entire state of Utah.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Emergency Food Assistance, Mobile School Pantry, Kids Cafe, BackPack Program, Mobile Pantry Program and Food Box Programs
Program Name: Emergency Food Assistance, Mobile School Pantry, Kids Cafe, BackPack Program, Mobile Pantry Program and Food Box Programs

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
Utah Food Bank 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
$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 Utah Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Utah 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 Utah 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

four stars

94.73

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
95.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Utah Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Utah Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Utah Food Bank (UT) 96.27 four stars
City Harvest (NY) 88.68 three stars
Feeding San Diego (CA) 89.76 three stars
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana (LA) 85.02 three stars
Maui Food Bank (HI) 94.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $82,381,099
   Federated Campaigns $141,951
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $400,309
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,987,803
Total Contributions $85,911,162
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $85,911,162
   Other Revenue $195,350
TOTAL REVENUE $86,106,512
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $80,348,441
   Administrative Expenses $1,926,999
   Fundraising Expenses $1,669,491
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $83,944,931
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,161,581
   
Net Assets $21,796,092

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
Statewide Food Distribution $77,507,965 96.5%
Direct Food Programs $2,840,476 3.5%

Ratings History
Utah Food Bank has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 96.27 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.99 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 96.13 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.72 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 93.38 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 94.26 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 89.27 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.90 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 96.84 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 96.19 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 97.14 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 87-0212453
Name in IRS Master File UTAH FOOD BANK
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 (575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
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 July, 1959
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$187,005 0.22% Ginette Bott President And CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Utah Food Bank (UT) 96.27 four stars
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 91.02 four stars
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (MI) 90.89 four stars
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 91.91 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Utah Food Bank
3150 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
tel: (801) 978-2452
fax: (801) 978-9565
EIN: 87-0212453

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Board Leadership

Howard Stoker
Chair

CEO

Ginette Bott
President & Chief Executive Officer

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