Better Business Bureau Report for
Food Bank for Larimer County

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Food Bank for Larimer County
Address: 1301 Blue Spruce Drive
  Fort Collins , CO 80524
Phone: 970 493-4477
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1984, Colorado
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to provide food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger relief programs."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Food Bank for Larimer County (FBLC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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In FY 2014, it served 36,000 clients, had 85 partner agencies who received 1.38 million pounds of food and 46% of food donated was from local sources. The organization gave out 3.34 million pounds of produce. Its child programs gave out 66,830 meals, 59,585 snacks, and 18,470 backpacks. It also has another child program in partnership with schools called Kids Link, which provided participating schools with 128,520 snacks.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, FBLC's program expenses were:

Food Bank 18,362,643
Total Program Expenses: $18,362,643
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Chief Executive : Amy Pezzani, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Kevin Shaw
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CPA, Shaw & Associates

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 31

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $18,917,840, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on FBLC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
In-Kind Donations 15,778,387
Contributions and Grants 2,867,780
Event Revenue (net) 271,673
Investment Income 140,581
Shared Maintenance Fees 132,661
Gain on Sale of Asset 16,579
Other Income 7,610
Total Income $19,215,271


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 96%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 2% 

Total income $19,215,271
Program expenses $18,362,643
Fund raising expenses 396,956
Administrative expenses 298,510
Total expenses $19,058,109
Income in Excess of Expenses 157,162
Beginning net assets 7,272,429
Ending net assets 7,429,591
Total liabilities 160,264
Total assets $7,589,855

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BBB Membership


This charity is a member of this Better Business Bureau. Only charities that meet BBB charity standards are eligible for BBB membership.

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