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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.

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four stars

96.46

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

Board Leadership
Ed Kovarik
President

CEO
Robert Wessels
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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
1,845
Number of volunteers helping us to administer our programs
395
Amount of individual donations received (cash)
490,000
Dollar value of all in kind donations (food, clothing, personal care, household goods)
4,500,000
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
93.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  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) 96.46 four stars
Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center Inc. (NJ) 92.13 four stars
West Seattle Food Bank (WA) 90.58 four stars
Yad Ezra (MI) 86.78 three stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 87.75 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,221,269
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,221,269
   Program Service Revenue $196,854
Total Primary Revenue $5,418,123
   Other Revenue $244,442
TOTAL REVENUE $5,662,565
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,362,205
   Administrative Expenses $299,888
   Fundraising Expenses $89,142
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,751,235
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-88,670
   
Net Assets $2,423,962

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 $5,070,085 94.6%
Other Essential Living Items $292,120 5.4%

Ratings History
Feed My People has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,606 1.55% Robert Wessels Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feed My People (MO) 96.46 four stars
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (MI) 93.32 four stars
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 90.98 four stars
Fulfill (NJ) 96.46 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.42 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

Robert Wessels
Executive Director

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