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

The River Food Pantry

Connecting community to compassion

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four stars

98.23

2201 Darwin Road Madison, WI 53704
tel: (608) 442-8815   Web Site
EIN: 20-4179749

Board Leadership
Charles McLimans
President

CEO
Charles McLimans
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Serving Dane County since 2006, The River Food Pantry provides food, resources and faith to build a stronger community. Services include free groceries, meals and clothing, as well as free mobile lunches for children and teens on non-school days. As the area's busiest food pantry, The River serves over 1,000 households every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community.

The River shares 65,000 pounds of food every week, or about 2 million pounds of food each year. In 2018, The River served over 36,000 hot community meals and distributed over 71,000 mobile lunches to children and teens in eight low-income communities.

Serving Dane County since 2006, The River Food Pantry provides food, resources and faith to build a stronger community. Services include free groceries, meals and clothing, as well as free mobile lunches for children and teens on non-school days. As the area's busiest food pantry, The River serves over 1,000 households every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community.

The River shares 65,000 pounds of food every week, or about 2 million pounds of food each year. In 2018, The River served over 36,000 hot community meals and distributed over 71,000 mobile lunches to children and teens in eight low-income communities.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
96.7%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The River Food Pantry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The River Food Pantry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,561,751
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $81,094
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,642,845
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,642,845
   Other Revenue $20,207
TOTAL REVENUE $5,663,052
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,410,737
   Administrative Expenses $124,176
   Fundraising Expenses $89,941
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,624,854
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $38,198
   
Net Assets $580,440

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$67,782 1.20% Charles Mclimans CEO/President

Mission

Serving Dane County since 2006, The River Food Pantry provides food, resources and faith to build a stronger community. Services include free groceries, meals and clothing, as well as free mobile lunches for children and teens on non-school days. As the area's busiest food pantry, The River serves over 1,000 households every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community.

The River shares 65,000 pounds of food every week, or about 2 million pounds of food each year. In 2018, The River served over 36,000 hot community meals and distributed over 71,000 mobile lunches to children and teens in eight low-income communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The River Food Pantry (WI) 98.23 four stars
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.71 three stars
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 93.37 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 94.66 four stars
Loaves & Fishes Community Services (IL) 94.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The River Food Pantry
2201 Darwin Road
Madison, WI 53704
tel: (608) 442-8815
EIN: 20-4179749

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Board Leadership

Charles McLimans
President

CEO

Charles McLimans
President & CEO