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    Food Bank for Monterey County

    Food Bank for Monterey County


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...353 W ROSSI ST
    Salinas CA 93907-2309


    Salinas CA | IRS ruling year: 1996 | EIN: 77-0270228  


    Organization Mission

    Food Bank for Monterey County, a Feeding America food bank, provides emergency supplemental food to 1 in 5 Monterey County residents--100,000 different people annually. For every dollar donated, we are able to provide $8 worth of food and 95 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs and services. Our mission is "to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County." To accomplish this, we solicit, collect, store, and then distribute food countywide with three programs: (1) The Agency Clearinghouse, a network of 140 non-profit food assistance agencies; (2) the Emergency Food Assistance Program at 26 countywide sites; and 3) the Family Market at 10 sites. We distribute 8 million pounds of food annually. Our Education & Advocacy Program promotes the first part of our mission in the community by educating people about the personal, political and social issues related to hunger; advocating for state and national anti-hunger legislation.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 97%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 40% Accountability & Finance, 60% Impact & Results. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Food Bank for Monterey County is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
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    Impact & Results


    Food Bank for Monterey County has earned a 100% for the Impact & Results beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

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    Additional Information

    Largest Programs

    Food Bank for Monterey County reported its three largest programs on its FY 2021 Form 990 as:


    Spent in most recent FY


    Percent of program expenses

    Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)


    Spent in most recent FY


    Percent of program expenses

    Foodbank Agency Clearinghouse


    Spent in most recent FY


    Percent of program expenses

    Family Market

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