Charity ReviewIssued: July 2015 Expires: July 2016
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Standards for Charity Accountability
Alameda County Community Food Bank meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
"passionately pursues a hunger-free community."
It serves 1 in 5 county residents by providing food through 240 strategically-placed food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community-based organizations, as well as direct-distribution programs. The organization will provide 30 million pounds of healthy food this year—the equivalent of 25 million meals. In addition, its approach includes the following: Emergency food helpline refers 2,000 households a month that are in urgent need to a bag of free groceries or a warm meal in their neighborhood. Advocacy efforts are instrumental in creating and advocating for landmark legislation benefiting the community’s most vulnerable. CalFresh (SNAP/food stamps) Outreach team connects low-income families with government nutrition benefits and serves as the blueprint for similar programs at food banks nationwide. Its mobile pantry and children’s backpack help children and their families directly. Its nutrition program offers tips, healthy recipes and demonstrations using foods it commonly provides. Volunteers contribute 88,000 hours sorting food for distribution, operating its helpline, assisting with events, and staffing mobile pantries and summer lunch programs.
Board Chair: Ted Monk, Senior Vice President Business Affiliation: Sodexo
CEO: Suzan Bateson, Executive Director Compensation:* $235,546
Board Size: 19
Staff: 75* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 2.80%
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.
The following information is based on Alameda County Community Food Bank Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Monday, June 30, 2014.
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