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

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope

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four stars

92.92

3760 Fowler Street Fort Myers, FL 33901
tel: (239) 334-7007   Web Site
EIN: 59-2332120

Board Leadership
Anne Rose
Chair

CEO
Richard LeBer
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is to lead our community in the fight to end hunger. Our vision is a future in which no one has to go hungry in our community.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 22.3 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 6.6 million pounds of fresh produce, throughout Southwest Florida in fiscal year 2017. Valued at $37.3 million, this food equals about 18.6 million meals for people in need.

As the leading hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributes food to more than 150 nonprofit partners agencies in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. Collectively, these agencies provide nutritious food to more than 28,000 people a week.

The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is to lead our community in the fight to end hunger. Our vision is a future in which no one has to go hungry in our community.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 22.3 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 6.6 million pounds of fresh produce, throughout Southwest Florida in fiscal year 2017. Valued at $37.3 million, this food equals about 18.6 million meals for people in need.

As the leading hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributes food to more than 150 nonprofit partners agencies in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. Collectively, these agencies provide nutritious food to more than 28,000 people a week.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Pounds of food distributed per year, in millions.
24
Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year, in millions.
6
Number of meal equivalents per year, in millions.
20
Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs
42
Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid
28,000
Total pounds of food distributed annually.
24
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 93.83 four stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 94.27 four stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 95.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,046,970
   Federated Campaigns $201,606
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $435,550
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,959,284
Total Contributions $46,643,410
   Program Service Revenue $5,267
Total Primary Revenue $46,648,677
   Other Revenue $-96,171
TOTAL REVENUE $46,552,506
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $43,993,420
   Administrative Expenses $518,675
   Fundraising Expenses $1,227,040
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $45,739,135
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $813,371
   
Net Assets $7,409,934

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
Distribution of Food $43,993,420 100.0%

Ratings History
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 92.53 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.92 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 96.52 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.97 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 97.97 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 97.06 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 99.72 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.93 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 97.07 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 96.98 four stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 86.59 three stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 91.73 four stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 89.41 three stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 91.91 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 59-2332120
Name in IRS Master File HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 August, 1984
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,181 0.34% Richard Leber CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (FL) 89.98 three stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 94.67 four stars
San Antonio Food Bank (TX) 95.96 four stars
Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center Inc. (NJ) 92.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
3760 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
tel: (239) 334-7007
fax: (239) 337-1399
EIN: 59-2332120

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Board Leadership

Anne Rose
Chair

CEO

Richard LeBer
President, CEO

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