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

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope

four stars

94.69

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

Board Leadership
Bill M. Dillon
Chair

CEO
Richard LeBer
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of 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. Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 26.6 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 6.4 million pounds of fresh produce, throughout Southwest Florida in fiscal year 2019. Valued at $43 million, this food equals 22 million meals for people in need. As the leading hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida, 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 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. Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 26.6 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 6.4 million pounds of fresh produce, throughout Southwest Florida in fiscal year 2019. Valued at $43 million, this food equals 22 million meals for people in need. As the leading hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank, School Pantries, Fulfill and Care & Share
Program Name: Food Bank, School Pantries, Fulfill and Care & Share

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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
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida 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 Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida 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 Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida’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

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
96.4%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.1%
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) 94.69 four stars
Hunger Task Force (WI) 89.02 three stars
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (WI) 92.09 four stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
Helping Harvest (PA) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,347,187
   Federated Campaigns $196,995
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $440,583
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,582,285
Total Contributions $50,567,050
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $50,567,050
   Other Revenue $-349,229
TOTAL REVENUE $50,217,821
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,585,610
   Administrative Expenses $437,970
   Fundraising Expenses $1,157,599
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $49,181,179
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,036,642
   
Net Assets $8,446,576

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 $47,585,610 100.0%

Ratings History
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 94.69 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,740 0.33% Richard LeBer CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 94.69 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (IN) 91.36 four stars
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (AZ) 93.57 four stars
Three Square (NV) 96.54 four stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 100.00 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

Bill M. Dillon
Chair

CEO

Richard LeBer
President, CEO

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