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

The River Food Pantry

Connecting community to compassion

four stars

95.47

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

Board Leadership
Jennifer Zisser
President

CEO
Charles McLimans
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Pounds of clothing donated
204,088
Number of meals delivered
81,904
Number of food donation partners
34
Number of meals served or provided
39,984
Number of volunteers
2,966
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
49,145
Number of clients served
6,863
This impact information is current as of January 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

95.00

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)
96.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
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 $6,260,426
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $135,039
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,395,465
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,395,465
   Other Revenue $20,384
TOTAL REVENUE $6,415,849
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,101,296
   Administrative Expenses $178,698
   Fundraising Expenses $105,428
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,385,422
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $30,427
   
Net Assets $610,867

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,231 1.80% 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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The River Food Pantry (WI) 95.47 four stars
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Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 90.98 four stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 90.22 four stars
Food Bank of South Jersey (NJ) 88.55 three 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

Jennifer Zisser
President

CEO

Charles McLimans
President & CEO