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

Manna Food Center

Fighting Hunger & Feeding Hope in Montgomery County

four stars

94.10

9311 Gaither Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
tel: (301) 424-1130   Web Site
EIN: 52-1289203

Board Leadership
Mitchell Glassman
Chair

CEO
Jackie DeCarlo
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.10 four stars
  Financial 92.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Manna Food Center strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, nutrition, education, and advocacy. What we do is simple and essential. Manna Food Center fights hunger by collecting and distributing 4 million lbs. of food each year to needy individuals and families. Manna provides a 3-5 day supply of balanced food at a dozen distribution points in the County. We also share healthy Smart Sacks with the families of 2,400 elementary school children every Friday of the school year. We help our neighbors learn to shop on a budget with our grocery store tours, and regularly provide recipes and cooking demonstrations. We are at the center of local efforts to provide a safety net to the most vulnerable & build prosperity for the working poor struggling to make ends meet. Through Community Food Rescue we build the capacity of other agencies to feed more and waste less. 94 cents of every dollar donated goes to program expenses. Thank you for your support.

Manna Food Center strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, nutrition, education, and advocacy. What we do is simple and essential. Manna Food Center fights hunger by collecting and distributing 4 million lbs. of food each year to needy individuals and families. Manna provides a 3-5 day supply of balanced food at a dozen distribution points in the County. We also share healthy Smart Sacks with the families of 2,400 elementary school children every Friday of the school year. We help our neighbors learn to shop on a budget with our grocery store tours, and regularly provide recipes and cooking demonstrations. We are at the center of local efforts to provide a safety net to the most vulnerable & build prosperity for the working poor struggling to make ends meet. Through Community Food Rescue we build the capacity of other agencies to feed more and waste less. 94 cents of every dollar donated goes to program expenses. Thank you for your support.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Mobile Kitchen and Pop up Pantry, Food for Families and Smart Sacks
Program Name: Mobile Kitchen and Pop up Pantry, Food for Families and Smart Sacks

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
Manna Food Center primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.90 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 Manna Food Center.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Manna Food Center 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 Manna Food Center’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

four stars

92.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Manna Food Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Manna Food Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Manna Food Center (MD) 94.10 four stars
Food Pantry of Waukesha County (WI) 88.89 three stars
Food Finders (CA) 92.22 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 91.98 four stars
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 92.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,442,632
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $43,931
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $946,140
Total Contributions $8,432,703
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,432,703
   Other Revenue $14,004
TOTAL REVENUE $8,446,707
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,021,833
   Administrative Expenses $186,424
   Fundraising Expenses $399,237
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,607,494
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $839,213
   
Net Assets $2,929,484

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 Distribution $7,021,833 100.0%

Ratings History
Manna Food Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 94.10 four stars
2018-06 04/01/2019 95.70 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 88.83 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 90.00 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.66 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 87.57 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.25 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 96.14 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 96.62 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 99.77 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.88 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 97.24 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 97.21 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 52-1289203
Name in IRS Master File MANNA FOOD CENTER 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 (400) Area development, redevelopment of renewal
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 July, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,897 1.35% Jackie Decarlo Chief Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Manna Food Center (MD) 94.10 four stars
The River Food Pantry, Inc (WI) 95.86 four stars
Midwest Food Bank, NFP (IL) 96.46 four stars
Center for Food Action in New Jersey (NJ) 87.74 three stars
The Society of St. Andrew (VA) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Manna Food Center
9311 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
tel: (301) 424-1130
fax: (301) 294-7968
EIN: 52-1289203

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Board Leadership

Mitchell Glassman
Chair

CEO

Jackie DeCarlo
Chief Executive Officer

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