Better Business Bureau Report for
Utah Food Bank

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Utah Food Bank
Address: 3150 S 900 W
  Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-978-2452
Web Address:
Also known as:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Utah Food Bank Services

Year, State Incorporated: 1904, UT
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "serving those in need throughout our state."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Utah Food Bank meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Utah Food Bank distributed close to 32 million meals last year via a statewide network of 141 partner agencies located in all 29 counties in the state. In addition to being one of only a handful of food banks that distributes food free-of-cost to partner agencies, it also offers several direct service programs. Programs aimed at childhood hunger include Kids Cafe (326,080 weeknight meals served at after school programs); BackPack Program (61,220 kids weekend backpacks full of food distributed); and Mobile School Pantry (234,000 individuals reached, over 130,000 of whom were children). Direct services aimed at senior hunger include the Food Box Program, through which it distributed over 41,000 boxes of food to homebound seniors and people with disabilities). In addition, Utah Food Bank reached close to 62,000 clients with Mobile Pantry services in areas that are underserved by traditional brick-and-mortar pantries.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Utah Food Bank's program expenses were:

Logistics 66,736,040
Food Programs 2,253,472
Total Program Expenses: $68,989,512
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Chief Executive : Jim Yorgason, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Dave Allred
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CR England

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 83

*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, television, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $72,682,748, 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 Utah Food Bank's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Total in-kind support 62,729,339
Direct contributions 9,953,409
Revenue 1,964,849
Total Income $74,647,597


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

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

Total income $74,647,597
Program expenses $68,989,512
Fund raising expenses 1,867,985
Administrative expenses 2,072,327
Total expenses $72,929,824
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,717,773
Beginning net assets 13,014,648
Ending net assets 14,732,421
Total liabilities 13,074,794
Total assets $27,807,215

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