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

Food Bank of Northern Indiana

Feeding the hungry

three stars

87.32

702 South Chapin South Bend, IN 46601
tel: (800) 879-7040   Web Site
EIN: 35-1898055

Board Leadership
Jeff Wisler
Board Chairman

CEO
Marijo Martinec
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.32 three stars
  Financial 85.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1993, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, to increase awareness of the effects of hunger and to lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is a certified member of Feeding America. Feeding America, the Nation's Food Bank Network, is the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph and Starke counties. Since our founding we have grown from 29 member agencies to 225. The Food Bank distributes around 15,000 pounds of food each business day with nearly 4 million pounds of food distributed in 2009.

Founded in 1993, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, to increase awareness of the effects of hunger and to lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is a certified member of Feeding America. Feeding America, the Nation's Food Bank Network, is the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph and Starke counties. Since our founding we have grown from 29 member agencies to 225. The Food Bank distributes around 15,000 pounds of food each business day with nearly 4 million pounds of food distributed in 2009.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Senior Nutrition Program, Healhy Choices Market, Healthy Choices Mobile Market and Food 4 Kids Backpack Program
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Senior Nutrition Program, Healhy Choices Market, Healthy Choices Mobile Market and Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

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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
Food Bank of Northern Indiana 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 Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Northern Indiana 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 Food Bank of Northern Indiana’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

three stars

85.85

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northern Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northern Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northern Indiana (IN) 87.32 three stars
Capital Area Food Bank (DC) 90.47 four stars
Circle Of Concern (MO) 85.02 three stars
Yad Ezra (MI) 87.37 three stars
Long Island Cares (NY) 91.52 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,218,088
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,802
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $214,774
Total Contributions $8,440,664
   Program Service Revenue $656,497
Total Primary Revenue $9,097,161
   Other Revenue $21,079
TOTAL REVENUE $9,118,240
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,863,675
   Administrative Expenses $407,651
   Fundraising Expenses $341,458
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,612,784
   
Payments to Affiliates $17,256
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $505,456
   
Net Assets $2,711,852

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 Distribution $7,863,675 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 87.32 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 84.78 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 86.61 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 86.39 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.19 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.23 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 89.14 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 90.58 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 87.21 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.38 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 88.74 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 71.13 two stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 66.09 one star
2006-12 12/01/2007 69.09 one star
2005-12 02/01/2007 83.25 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 88.31 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 77.78 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 35-1898055
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF NORTHERN INDIANA
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
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$66,263 0.76% Marijo Martinec Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$54,566 0.63% Milton Lee Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northern Indiana (IN) 87.32 three stars
Food Bank of South Jersey (NJ) 88.55 three stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 91.00 four stars
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars
Treasure Coast Food Bank (FL) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Northern Indiana
702 South Chapin
South Bend, IN 46601
tel: (800) 879-7040
fax: (574) 232-0143
EIN: 35-1898055

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 11365
South Bend, IN 46634

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Board Leadership

Jeff Wisler
Board Chairman

CEO

Marijo Martinec
Executive Director

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