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

Feed My People

A Christian interdenominational help center showing God's love & compassion for his people in need.

four stars

93.58

171 Kingston Drive Saint Louis, MO 63125
tel: (314) 631-4900   Web Site
EIN: 43-1264877

Board Leadership
Ed Kovarik
President

CEO
Karen Lanter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.58 four stars
  Financial 91.86 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Feed My People was founded in October 1982, by John and Carol DeGuire. It was begun to meet the growing needs of the poor in South Saint Louis County, Missouri. Today we have over 20 programs, with a Thrift Store at each facility as primarily a service to our clients, but open to the public as well. The proceeds help fund our programs. Our main mission is emergency and long-term food help. We treat each person who comes to us for help with dignity. Besides their daily needs, we try to give them hope for a brighter future, and let them know that we care and that God cares.

Feed My People was founded in October 1982, by John and Carol DeGuire. It was begun to meet the growing needs of the poor in South Saint Louis County, Missouri. Today we have over 20 programs, with a Thrift Store at each facility as primarily a service to our clients, but open to the public as well. The proceeds help fund our programs. Our main mission is emergency and long-term food help. We treat each person who comes to us for help with dignity. Besides their daily needs, we try to give them hope for a brighter future, and let them know that we care and that God cares.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Average number of service recipients per month
2,000
Number of volunteers helping us to administer our programs
395
Amount of individual donations received (cash)
490,000
Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations
4,500,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
93.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feed My People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feed My People on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feed My People (MO) 93.58 four stars
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 88.14 three stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars
Clark County Food Bank (WA) 97.60 four stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 92.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,290,912
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,290,912
   Program Service Revenue $214,660
Total Primary Revenue $5,505,572
   Other Revenue $103,147
TOTAL REVENUE $5,608,719
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,362,228
   Administrative Expenses $277,623
   Fundraising Expenses $83,920
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,723,771
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-115,052
   
Net Assets $2,246,172

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 & Long Term Food Help $5,139,053 95.8%
Other Essential Living Items $223,175 4.2%

Ratings History
Feed My People has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 93.58 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 93.96 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 93.33 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.97 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.31 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 84.19 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 88.39 three 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 43-1264877
Name in IRS Master File FEED MY PEOPLE
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 November, 1982
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
$95,790 1.67% Robert Wessels Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feed My People (MO) 93.58 four stars
Anne Arundel County Food Bank (MD) 88.81 three stars
Yad Ezra (MI) 87.37 three stars
Worcester County Food Bank (MA) 90.93 four stars
Oregon Food Bank (OR) 91.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feed My People
171 Kingston Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63125
tel: (314) 631-4900
fax: (314) 631-7930
EIN: 43-1264877

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Board Leadership

Ed Kovarik
President

CEO

Karen Lanter
Executive Director

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