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Food Bank For New York City

CharityWatch report issued
June 2017

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Food Bank For New York City
39 Broadway
10th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Other Names

Food for Survival

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To end hunger by organizing food, information, and support for community survival and dignity.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2016

Program Percentage: 81%

The percentage of Food Bank For New York City's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $17

How many dollars Food Bank For New York City spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

50% to 100%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Food Bank for New York City IRS Form 990 13-3179546
Food Bank for New York City & Subsidiary Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: Food Bank for New York City
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3179546
Entity: Food Bank for New York City & Subsidiary
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Food Bank For New York City
meets governance benchmarks.
Food Bank For New York City
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Margarette Purvis President/CEO $438,529
2 Alyssa Herman Chief Development Officer $275,851
3 Lisa Hines-Johnson COO $254,497
Name: Margarette Purvis
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $438,529
Name: Alyssa Herman
Title: Chief Development Officer
Compensation: $275,851
Name: Lisa Hines-Johnson
Title: COO
Compensation: $254,497

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
According to the Food Bank for New York City (Food Bank NYC) fiscal 2016 tax filing and consolidated audit of June 30, 2016, Food Bank NYC received donated food inventory valued at $42,625,454 and distributed donated food valued at $42,461,684 in fiscal 2016. The total amount of food distributed by Food Bank NYC, including purchased food and government programs, was valued at $77,480,600 in fiscal 2016. (See IRS Form 990 Schedule M, the Audited Consolidated Statement of Activities & Audit Note 8.)

The Food Bank for New York City also received in-kind contributed services, "primarily legal services," valued at $381,404 in fiscal 2016 (Audit Note 2L).

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]