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

Brazos Valley Food Bank

Fostering partnership, Feeding Hope

91.40

1514 Shiloh Avenue Bryan, TX 77803
tel: (979) 779-3663   Web Site
EIN: 74-2380446

Board Leadership
John Cowan
President

CEO
Theresa Mangapora
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.40
  Financial 90.07
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. strives to alleviate hunger in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson and Washington Counties of the Brazos Valley by distributing food and educational resources to our neighbors in need through a network of hunger relief partners and special programs. On a daily basis, the Brazos Valley Food Bank unites food donors, volunteers and hunger-relief agencies around the common goal of providing a food secure Brazos Valley. In addition to supplying food to partner agencies, the Brazos Valley Food Bank oversees BackPack and Senior Bag programs, Mobile Food and School-Based Food pantries as well as Nutrition Education and Social Service Outreach programs to better reach those in need.

The Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. strives to alleviate hunger in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson and Washington Counties of the Brazos Valley by distributing food and educational resources to our neighbors in need through a network of hunger relief partners and special programs. On a daily basis, the Brazos Valley Food Bank unites food donors, volunteers and hunger-relief agencies around the common goal of providing a food secure Brazos Valley. In addition to supplying food to partner agencies, the Brazos Valley Food Bank oversees BackPack and Senior Bag programs, Mobile Food and School-Based Food pantries as well as Nutrition Education and Social Service Outreach programs to better reach those in need.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Partner Agencies, Drop Sites, Children's Programs, Mobile Food Pantry, Senior Outreach Program and Screen & Intervene
Program Name: Partner Agencies, Drop Sites, Children's Programs, Mobile Food Pantry, Senior Outreach Program and Screen & Intervene

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

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
Brazos Valley Food Bank 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 Brazos Valley Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Brazos Valley Food Bank 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 Brazos Valley Food Bank’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

90.07

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
95.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brazos Valley Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brazos Valley Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 91.40
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.81
Montgomery Area Food Bank (AL) 96.66
Freestore Foodbank (OH) 98.23
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 98.23

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,834,217
   Federated Campaigns $64,771
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $135,370
Total Contributions $12,034,358
   Program Service Revenue $253,970
Total Primary Revenue $12,288,328
   Other Revenue $137,102
TOTAL REVENUE $12,425,430
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,502,250
   Administrative Expenses $437,362
   Fundraising Expenses $213,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,153,504
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $271,926
   
Net Assets $7,232,993

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
Distributing Food $11,502,250 100.0%

Ratings History
Brazos Valley Food Bank has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 91.40
2018-06 09/03/2019 96.13
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.94
2016-06 10/01/2017 95.75
2015-06 08/01/2016 97.17
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.32
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.28
2013-06 07/01/2014 92.26
2011-12 05/01/2013 93.91
2010-12 06/01/2012 94.33
2009-12 02/01/2012 80.90
2009-12 09/20/2011 73.12
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 99.69
2008-12 06/01/2010 99.68
2007-12 06/01/2009 94.70
2006-12 11/01/2007 89.89
2005-12 11/01/2006 81.93
2004-12 09/01/2005 88.51

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

EIN 74-2380446
Name in IRS Master File BRAZOS VALLEY FOOD BANK 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 (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 December, 1985
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$69,037 0.56% Theresa Mangapora Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 91.40
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 98.23
North Country Food Bank, Inc. (MN) 85.85
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (CA) 94.69
Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 96.66

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Charity Contact Info

Brazos Valley Food Bank
1514 Shiloh Avenue
Bryan, TX 77803
tel: (979) 779-3663
EIN: 74-2380446

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 74
Bryan, TX 77806

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Board Leadership

John Cowan
President

CEO

Theresa Mangapora
Executive Director

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