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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Montana Food Bank Network

Feeding Montana for over 30 years.

four stars

92.02

5625 Expressway Missoula, MT 59808
tel: (406) 721-3825   Web Site
EIN: 81-0421243

Board Leadership
Ross Tillman
Board Chair

CEO
Gayle Carlson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to end hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy. As a statewide food bank, MFBN solicits, sorts, repackages, warehouses, and distributes donated and purchased food to charitable programs that directly serve hungry Montanans. From a main warehouse and office in Missoula, MFBN distributes emergency food across the state through a network of nearly 200 Partner Agencies. MFBN is the only fully privileged Montana member of Feeding America, the national hunger fighting organization.

Each year the Montana Food Bank Network distributes approximately 8 million pounds of food around the state. MFBN partners with local emergency food programs to feed those who may otherwise go hungry, including women and children, the elderly, people with disabilities and the working poor.

Founded in 1983, the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to end hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy. As a statewide food bank, MFBN solicits, sorts, repackages, warehouses, and distributes donated and purchased food to charitable programs that directly serve hungry Montanans. From a main warehouse and office in Missoula, MFBN distributes emergency food across the state through a network of nearly 200 Partner Agencies. MFBN is the only fully privileged Montana member of Feeding America, the national hunger fighting organization.

Each year the Montana Food Bank Network distributes approximately 8 million pounds of food around the state. MFBN partners with local emergency food programs to feed those who may otherwise go hungry, including women and children, the elderly, people with disabilities and the working poor.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
93.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Montana Food Bank Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Montana Food Bank Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 92.02 four stars
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.82 three stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 92.88 four stars
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (AZ) 88.65 three stars
The Foodbank (OH) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,304,577
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $106,812
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $252,933
Total Contributions $15,664,322
   Program Service Revenue $1,209,305
Total Primary Revenue $16,873,627
   Other Revenue $135,629
TOTAL REVENUE $17,009,256
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,046,643
   Administrative Expenses $243,503
   Fundraising Expenses $606,852
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,896,998
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $112,258
   
Net Assets $4,041,324

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Emergency Food Distribution $15,825,823 98.6%
Policy Advocacy and Outreach Program $220,820 1.4%

Ratings History
Montana Food Bank Network has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 04/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.43 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 90.53 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 87.60 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 94.69 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 95.20 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 95.08 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.82 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 96.36 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.57 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 96.76 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 81-0421243
Name in IRS Master File MONTANA FOOD BANK NETWORK INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,467 0.45% Gayle Carlson Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 92.02 four stars
Ozarks Food Harvest (MO) 96.20 four stars
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (TX) 94.07 four stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 87.91 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Montana Food Bank Network
5625 Expressway
Missoula, MT 59808
tel: (406) 721-3825
fax: (406) 542-3770
EIN: 81-0421243

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Board Leadership

Ross Tillman
Board Chair

CEO

Gayle Carlson
Chief Executive Officer

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