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

Nourish Pierce County

Food bank for healthier futures

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four stars

92.20

1702 South 72nd Street Tacoma, WA 98408
tel: (253) 383-3164   Web Site
EIN: 91-1198391

Board Leadership
Jen Veal
Board President

CEO
Sue Potter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.20 four stars
  Financial 88.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than forty years Nourish (formerly FISH Food Banks) has provided a lifeline of support to its clients. Our mission is to provide nutritious food and support services to people in need with compassion, dignity and respect. Nourish lives out this mission by allowing each one of the 60,000+ people served in 2017 to shop for his or her own food with dignity. Each food bank is set up like a grocery store, lined with pasta and fresh produce. The staff and volunteers show respect for a client's privacy by not asking too many invasive questions. And people experience compassion by knowing that no one will be turned away hungry.

For more than forty years Nourish (formerly FISH Food Banks) has provided a lifeline of support to its clients. Our mission is to provide nutritious food and support services to people in need with compassion, dignity and respect. Nourish lives out this mission by allowing each one of the 60,000+ people served in 2017 to shop for his or her own food with dignity. Each food bank is set up like a grocery store, lined with pasta and fresh produce. The staff and volunteers show respect for a client's privacy by not asking too many invasive questions. And people experience compassion by knowing that no one will be turned away hungry.

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Financial

three stars

88.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
96.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nourish Pierce County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nourish Pierce County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 92.20 four stars
Loudoun Hunger Relief (VA) 96.30 four stars
San Antonio Food Bank (TX) 95.96 four stars
Feeding Westchester (NY) 88.01 three stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 94.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,392,718
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $121,060
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $136,936
Total Contributions $11,650,714
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,650,714
   Other Revenue $-18,330
TOTAL REVENUE $11,632,384
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,914,503
   Administrative Expenses $257,407
   Fundraising Expenses $196,147
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,368,057
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $264,327
   
Net Assets $2,745,449

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 92.20 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 90.36 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 91-1198391
Name in IRS Master File NOURISH PIERCE COUNTY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(408) Community service organization
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 May, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,250 0.78% Sue Potter Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 92.20 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (TN) 91.35 four stars
Food Gatherers (MI) 94.08 four stars
Community Table (CO) 92.46 four stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Nourish Pierce County
1702 South 72nd Street
Tacoma, WA 98408
tel: (253) 383-3164
EIN: 91-1198391

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Board Leadership

Jen Veal
Board President

CEO

Sue Potter
Executive Director

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