Better Business Bureau Report for
Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2019

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Address: Donald W. Reynolds Regional Food Distribution Center
550 Italy Drive
  McCarran, NV 89434
Phone: 775-331-3663
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1983, Nevada
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "feeding the hungry today and solving hunger for tomorrow through community partnership."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNNV) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) is the primary resource through which food-insecure individuals access food in northern Nevada and northeastern California. It delivers an array of programs and services which constitute a multi-level effort to solve hunger. The Food Bank's most fundamental hunger relief work is the distribution of food/meals to 103,000 people each month. Donated and purchased food is collected, sorted, and delivered via a network of partner agencies spread across a 90,000 square mile service area. In 2014 the Food Bank distributed 13 million pounds of food. Several direct-to-client programs reach under-served populations experiencing hunger or food insecurity. Addressing hunger in children and seniors is a priority. Kids Cafe offers 316,687 free after-school meals at 30 sites and summer meals for children at 66 locations. Back-Pack Kids provides 920 weekend food bags each week during the school year for homeless/chronically hungry students. Nutritious food boxes go to 2600 low-income seniors every month. Mobile Pantry distributes 2.3 million pounds of fresh produce into 37-41 under-served neighborhoods. A trained team assists clients with SNAP (food stamp) applications. All these efforts together provided food-insecure families with 14.5 million meals in 2014. The Food Bank also conducts initiatives directed at the root causes of hunger and food insecurity. By teaching clients to make nutritious food choices even with limited resources (Nutrition Education), and by facilitating individual and systemic changes helping people exit poverty (Bridges to a Thriving Nevada). By working in the Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities initiative on the cross sector approach to addressing the social determinants of health, the Food Bank is addressing hunger by building self-sufficiency and community sustainability.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, FBNNV's program expenses were:

Program Services & Food Distribution 27,253,200
Total Program Expenses: $27,253,200
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Chief Executive : Al Brislain, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Deborah Braun
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Volunteer

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 70

*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, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $29,559,649, 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 FBNNV's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Public and Government Support 29,217,607
Agency Fees 355,365
Special Events and Fundraising 342,042
Rent and Reimbursements 79,300
Investment Income 36,831
Loss on Retired Assets -1,692
Total Income $30,029,453


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $30,029,453
Program expenses $27,253,200
Fund raising expenses 944,334
Administrative expenses 1,357,784
Total expenses $29,555,318
Income in Excess of Expenses 474,135
Beginning net assets 13,415,855
Ending net assets 13,889,990
Total liabilities 941,946
Total assets $14,831,936

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