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Central Illinois Foodbank Receives 8th Straight 4-Star Rating

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June 30, 2017

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Krista Lisser, Public Relations Manager
Central Illinois Foodbank
Central Illinois Foodbank Receives 8th Straight 4-Star Rating
Foodbank Awarded a “Perfect 100” Score
Springfield, Illinois (June 30, 2017) – Central Illinois Foodbank has been awarded a 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator. The 4-star rating is the highest possible rating given by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Central Illinois Foodbank is no stranger to the 4-star rating; 2017 marks the eighth consecutive year that the Foodbank has received the honor. Only 2% of the charities that Charity Navigator evaluates have received at least eight consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Central Illinois Foodbank out performs most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Central Illinois Foodbank apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.
“Receiving our eighth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator is a true honor. This solidifies our honesty and openness to our donors, ensuring them that their money is being used to help alleviate hunger in our communities,” said Central Illinois Foodbank executive director, Pam Molitoris.
Aside from earning another 4-star rating Central Illinois Foodbank was awarded a “Perfect 100” score for the second year in a row. The Foodbank is one of only 59 not-for-profits, out of the over 8,000 rated by Charity Navigator, to achieve a perfect score. 
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Central Illinois Foodbank,, established in 1982, distributes over 9.4 million pounds of food annually to nearly 150 food pantries, soup kitchens, residential programs and after-school programs in a 21-county region.  Central Illinois Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, as well as United Way.  The mission of the Foodbank is to collect donated food and grocery items from growers, manufacturers, processors, wholesalers and retailers for distribution to charitable agencies serving people in need.
Charity Navigator,, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.
Krista Lisser, Public Relations Manager, (217) 522-4022

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