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

Marion Polk Food Share

Ending hunger today

four stars

90.89

1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE Salem, OR 97301
tel: (503) 581-3855   Web Site
EIN: 94-3034161

Board Leadership
Cheryl Wells
Chair

CEO
Rick Gaupo
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.89 four stars
  Financial 87.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We believe that no one should be hungry. Marion-Polk Food Share is the regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties. Support from our local community makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food to more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites, foster homes, shelters and senior housing sites. Every month, thousands of people, including parents, children, seniors and veterans, receive emergency food through the Food Share partner network. The Food Share also supports community gardens, vocational training opportunities and other programs to address the root causes of hunger.

We believe that no one should be hungry. Marion-Polk Food Share is the regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties. Support from our local community makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food to more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites, foster homes, shelters and senior housing sites. Every month, thousands of people, including parents, children, seniors and veterans, receive emergency food through the Food Share partner network. The Food Share also supports community gardens, vocational training opportunities and other programs to address the root causes of hunger.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Emergency Food
Program Name: Emergency Food

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Marion-Polk Food Share collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Marion Polk Food Share.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Marion-Polk Food Share publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Marion-Polk Food Share’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marion Polk Food Share on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marion Polk Food Share on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marion Polk Food Share (OR) 90.89 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (TN) 89.12 three stars
Food Gatherers (MI) 95.05 four stars
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 94.27 four stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 92.36 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,678,835
   Federated Campaigns $1,578
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $115,164
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,383,478
Total Contributions $13,179,055
   Program Service Revenue $559,269
Total Primary Revenue $13,738,324
   Other Revenue $86,869
TOTAL REVENUE $13,825,193
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,151,003
   Administrative Expenses $524,922
   Fundraising Expenses $931,026
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,606,951
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $218,242
   
Net Assets $6,449,580

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
Food Bank $12,151,003 100.0%

Ratings History
Marion Polk Food Share has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.89 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.31 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 88.53 three stars
2015-06 03/01/2017 88.01 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.03 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.80 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 82.71 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 92.65 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 97.66 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 95.87 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 94-3034161
Name in IRS Master File MARION-POLK FOOD SHARE 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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 October, 1991
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,349 0.78% Rick Guapo Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marion Polk Food Share (OR) 90.89 four stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.35 four stars
Linn Benton Food Share (OR) 93.33 four stars
Maryland Food Bank (MD) 85.48 three stars
Hunger Task Force (WI) 89.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Marion Polk Food Share
1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE
Salem, OR 97301
tel: (503) 581-3855
EIN: 94-3034161

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Board Leadership

Cheryl Wells
Chair

CEO

Rick Gaupo
President & CEO

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