Better Business Bureau Report for
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2014

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.
Address: 724 North Cage Blvd.
  Pharr, TX 78577
Phone: 956-682-8101
Web Address:
Also known as:Food Bank RGV
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Rio Grande Valley Food Bank

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley is passionately committed to end hunger.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The organization received, repackaged, and distributed over 31 million pounds of non-perishable and frozen product as well as fresh produce. Total number of agencies served for fiscal year 2012 was 235. The number of families served through the partner agency system was 549,384.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Total: 17,956,970
Total Program Expenses: $17,956,970
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Chief Executive : Terri Drefke, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Naomi Perales
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Relations Representative

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 57

*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, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $18,185,326, 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 Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Value of donated food inventory 12,943,034
Total grants 4,093,047
Donations and private grants 980,408
Shared maintenance 850,280
Special events 168,837
Other 135,470
Dividends and interest income 23,335
Total Income $19,194,411


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 94%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 3% 

Total income $19,194,411
Program expenses $17,956,970
Fund raising expenses 519,424
Administrative expenses 530,420
Total expenses $19,006,814
Income in Excess of Expenses 187,597
Beginning net assets 8,773,751
Ending net assets 12,009,750
Total liabilities 316,756
Total assets $12,326,506

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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