God’s Pantry Food Bank’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the eighth consecutive time thatGod’s Pantry Food Bank has earned this top distinction.
Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.
God’s Pantry Food Bank’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars -- a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. God’s Pantry Food Bank’ssupporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.” Only two percent of nonprofits have received a 4-star rating eight consecutive times.
“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish our mission of reducing hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources,” saidMarian F. Guinn, CEO. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”God’s Pantry Food Bank’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about God’s Pantry Food Bank’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.
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About God’s Pantry Food Bank
The mission of God’s Pantry Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources. Along with our network of nearly 400 member agencies the Food Bank serves 50 counties of Central and Eastern Kentucky distributing $170 worth of food for every $10 donated. Last year, God’s Pantry Food Bank and its member agencies distributed more than 27 million pounds of groceries, including almost 10 million pounds of fresh produce to more than 190,000 individuals. God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America. Through community partnerships and distribution of food to 50,000 agencies, Feeding America collectively works to assure that people in need have access to a balanced diet. For more information visit us athttp://www.godspantryfoodbank.org or www.feedingamerica.org