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

San Antonio Food Bank

Fighting hunger. Feeding hope.

four stars

96.33

5200 Enrique M Barrera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78227
tel: (800) 246-9121   Web Site
EIN: 74-2122979

Board Leadership
Susan Ruiz
Board Chair

CEO
Eric S. Cooper
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.33 four stars
  Financial 95.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB) is to fight hunger in southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1980, SAFB serves as a clearinghouse by receiving and storing truckloads of donated food, produce, and other grocery products. SAFB distributes these items in manageable quantities to approximately 400 service agencies that help people in need.

The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB) is to fight hunger in southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1980, SAFB serves as a clearinghouse by receiving and storing truckloads of donated food, produce, and other grocery products. SAFB distributes these items in manageable quantities to approximately 400 service agencies that help people in need.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Distribution
Program Name: Food 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
San Antonio 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
$1 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 benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of San Antonio Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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 in August, 2020.
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

95.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
97.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Antonio Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Antonio Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Food Bank (TX) 96.33 four stars
Facing Hunger (WV) 92.92 four stars
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 91.20 four stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 98.23 four stars
Northampton Survival Center (MA) 89.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $121,707,170
   Federated Campaigns $753,496
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $662,684
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,216,096
Total Contributions $132,339,446
   Program Service Revenue $5,461,695
Total Primary Revenue $137,801,141
   Other Revenue $6,534,113
TOTAL REVENUE $144,335,254
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $128,932,507
   Administrative Expenses $2,027,700
   Fundraising Expenses $1,715,993
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $132,676,200
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,659,054
   
Net Assets $79,049,248

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 Bank $128,932,507 100.0%

Ratings History
San Antonio Food Bank has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 96.33 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 97.57 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 95.96 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 97.16 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 99.45 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.11 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 99.15 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 99.82 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 94.34 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.34 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 99.80 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 94.08 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 89.48 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 92.23 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 97.28 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 94.17 four stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 96.55 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 74-2122979
Name in IRS Master File SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK 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 (902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
(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 October, 1980
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
$730,589 0.55% Eric S. Cooper President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Food Bank (TX) 96.33 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (LA) 90.55 four stars
Capital Area Food Bank (DC) 90.47 four stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.35 four stars
Long Island Cares (NY) 92.89 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Antonio Food Bank
5200 Enrique M Barrera Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78227
tel: (800) 246-9121
fax: (210) 431-8303
EIN: 74-2122979

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Board Leadership

Susan Ruiz
Board Chair

CEO

Eric S. Cooper
President & CEO

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