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

The Foodbank of Southern California

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four stars

94.27

1444 San Francisco Avenue Long Beach, CA 90813
tel: (562) 435-3577   Web Site
EIN: 95-3557056

Board Leadership
Alice Harris
Chair

CEO
John Knapp
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.27 four stars
  Financial 91.91 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Foodbank of Southern California continues to be a major force in the fight against hunger, by providing basic sustenance and proper nutrition to the community's hungry citizens and ensuring that no individual go hungry, not even for a single day. The Foodbank of Southern California works daily to alleviate the damage persistent hunger inflicts on children, seniors, and families by serving as many charitable distribution agencies and securing as many food donations as possible. We continue to be the largest distributor of food in the economically depressed areas of Watts, South Central Los Angeles, Compton and North Long Beach.

The Foodbank of Southern California continues to be a major force in the fight against hunger, by providing basic sustenance and proper nutrition to the community's hungry citizens and ensuring that no individual go hungry, not even for a single day. The Foodbank of Southern California works daily to alleviate the damage persistent hunger inflicts on children, seniors, and families by serving as many charitable distribution agencies and securing as many food donations as possible. We continue to be the largest distributor of food in the economically depressed areas of Watts, South Central Los Angeles, Compton and North Long Beach.

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Financial

four stars

91.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
99.7%
  Administrative Expenses 0.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.05
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Foodbank of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Foodbank of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 94.27 four stars
Island Harvest (NY) 91.09 four stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 96.66 four stars
The Foodbank (OH) 100.00 four stars
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (AZ) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,181,839
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $28,835,761
Total Contributions $71,017,600
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $71,017,600
   Other Revenue $1
TOTAL REVENUE $71,017,601
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $70,398,304
   Administrative Expenses $108,059
   Fundraising Expenses $118,914
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $70,625,277
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $392,324
   
Net Assets $4,414,336

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 Assistance $68,878,367 97.8%
TEFAP $1,337,129 1.9%
Brown Bag $116,711 0.2%

Ratings History
The Foodbank of Southern California has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.27 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.15 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.45 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.52 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.78 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 88.03 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 92.87 four stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 96.43 four stars
2009-06 11/01/2011 96.44 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 86.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 06/01/2010 94.97 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 92.44 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 78.09 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 74.25 two 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 95-3557056
Name in IRS Master File FOODBANK OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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 (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 May, 1983
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$182,700 0.25% John Knapp President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 94.27 four stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 93.24 four stars
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (CA) 95.86 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 94.66 four stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Foodbank of Southern California
1444 San Francisco Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
tel: (562) 435-3577
fax: (562) 437-6168
EIN: 95-3557056

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Board Leadership

Alice Harris
Chair

CEO

John Knapp
CEO

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