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

Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine

Feeding Maine's Hungry

four stars

95.44

3121 Hotel Road Auburn, ME 04210
tel: (207) 782-3554   Web Site
EIN: 22-2986809

Board Leadership
Michelle Hayes
Chair

CEO
Kristen Miale
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.44 four stars
  Financial 93.56 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger. Good Shepherd Food Bank relies on its relationships with Maine's food industry in order to gather millions of pounds of food each year. Additionally, we secure yet more truckloads for the state of Maine from national food donors through our affiliation with Feeding America.

The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger. Good Shepherd Food Bank relies on its relationships with Maine's food industry in order to gather millions of pounds of food each year. Additionally, we secure yet more truckloads for the state of Maine from national food donors through our affiliation with Feeding America.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Youth and Family Initiatives, Mainers Feeding Mainers, Food Mobile and USDA Commodity Foods
Program Name: Youth and Family Initiatives, Mainers Feeding Mainers, Food Mobile and USDA Commodity Foods

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
Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine 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
$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 Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine 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 Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine’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

93.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
95.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine (ME) 95.44 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 87.62 three stars
Feeding San Diego (CA) 91.16 four stars
Utah Food Bank (UT) 92.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $45,029,798
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $360,176
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,468,372
Total Contributions $56,858,346
   Program Service Revenue $1,585,979
Total Primary Revenue $58,444,325
   Other Revenue $-61,424
TOTAL REVENUE $58,382,901
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $55,098,103
   Administrative Expenses $804,660
   Fundraising Expenses $1,547,871
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $57,450,634
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $932,267
   
Net Assets $14,182,188

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 $52,593,468 95.5%
Mainers Feeding Mainers $1,224,915 2.2%
Youth and Families Initiative $733,895 1.3%

Ratings History
Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 95.44 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 100.00 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 93.98 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 94.65 four stars
2014-06 04/01/2015 94.44 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 22-2986809
Name in IRS Master File GOOD SHEPERD FOOD BANK
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
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1989
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,395 0.22% Kristen Miale President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine (ME) 95.44 four stars
Emergency Food Network (WA) 91.16 four stars
Island Harvest (NY) 89.20 three stars
Food Bank of Siouxland (IA) 93.92 four stars
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 88.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine
3121 Hotel Road
Auburn, ME 04210
tel: (207) 782-3554
fax: (207) 782-9893
EIN: 22-2986809

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1807
Auburn, ME 04211

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Board Leadership

Michelle Hayes
Chair

CEO

Kristen Miale
President

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