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

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

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four stars

94.07

2307 Texas Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103
tel: (318) 675-2400   Web Site
EIN: 72-1328890

Board Leadership
Jaf Fielder
Chairman

CEO
Martha Marak
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.07 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana serves as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. We distribute food and other essential items to non-profit organizations who serve the needy in the seven parishes of northwest Louisiana. Food is distributed to low-income seniors, half-way houses, churches, the homeless and to individuals. We distribute 11 million pounds of food to our member non-profit agencies and needy individuals every year. Our vision is to ultimately end hunger in Northwest Louisiana.

We also offer programs for children living in poverty.

Our Back Pack Program provides children with a backpack of shelf-stable foods to eat on the weekends and during holidays.

Our Kids Cafe Program provides a hot meal and nutritional education to hungry children in after-school programs.

The Summer Food Service Program provides nutritional breakfast and lunches for hungry children that have no access to free food during the summer months.

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana serves as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. We distribute food and other essential items to non-profit organizations who serve the needy in the seven parishes of northwest Louisiana. Food is distributed to low-income seniors, half-way houses, churches, the homeless and to individuals. We distribute 11 million pounds of food to our member non-profit agencies and needy individuals every year. Our vision is to ultimately end hunger in Northwest Louisiana.

We also offer programs for children living in poverty.

Our Back Pack Program provides children with a backpack of shelf-stable foods to eat on the weekends and during holidays.

Our Kids Cafe Program provides a hot meal and nutritional education to hungry children in after-school programs.

The Summer Food Service Program provides nutritional breakfast and lunches for hungry children that have no access to free food during the summer months.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of products distributed
11,200,000
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
95.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (LA) 94.07 four stars
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 90.51 four stars
Food for Lane County (OR) 92.87 four stars
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23 four stars
FreeStore FoodBank (OH) 90.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,014,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,806,703
Total Contributions $19,821,045
   Program Service Revenue $300,759
Total Primary Revenue $20,121,804
   Other Revenue $212,881
TOTAL REVENUE $20,334,685
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,283,785
   Administrative Expenses $543,375
   Fundraising Expenses $153,344
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,980,504
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,354,181
   
Net Assets $9,263,046

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 $17,283,785 100.0%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 94.07 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 96.66 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 97.85 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.93 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 96.46 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 97.79 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 95.87 four stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 82.94 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 84.15 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 86.18 three stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 88.82 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2008 89.00 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 79.81 two stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 69.98 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 72-1328890
Name in IRS Master File NORTHWEST LOUISIANA FOOD BANK
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 (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(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, 1996
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

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,993 0.43% Martha Marak Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (LA) 94.07 four stars
Maui Food Bank (HI) 97.58 four stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 99.10 four stars
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 89.98 three stars
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank (GA) 87.41 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana
2307 Texas Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71103
tel: (318) 675-2400
fax: (318) 675-2440
EIN: 72-1328890

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Board Leadership

Jaf Fielder
Chairman

CEO

Martha Marak
Executive Director

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