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

North Country Food Bank, Inc.

Ending Hunger

four stars

94.74

424 North Broadway Crookston, MN 56716
tel: (218) 281-7356   Web Site
EIN: 41-1459758

Board Leadership
John Thorson
Chair

CEO
Susie Novak
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

North Country Food Bank, Inc. is associated with Feeding America a national hunger relief organization. Under their umbrella there are 201 food banks around the US that make up a sophisticated distribution network that captures donations & surplus food in order to redeliver to local agencies like food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters including those that serve children and seniors. These agencies rely on food banks to capture food opportunities that are too large for them to handle.
Our non-profit food bank distributed over 7.4 million pounds of food last year to over 230 hunger relief agencies and programs within our 21 county service area in northwest, west central Minnesota and part of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
North Country Food Bank has been serving this area since 1983. We are working hard to evolve in a sustainable manner, developing innovative programs to assist our manufacturing & agriculture partners while improving the lives of those in need.

North Country Food Bank, Inc. is associated with Feeding America a national hunger relief organization. Under their umbrella there are 201 food banks around the US that make up a sophisticated distribution network that captures donations & surplus food in order to redeliver to local agencies like food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters including those that serve children and seniors. These agencies rely on food banks to capture food opportunities that are too large for them to handle.
Our non-profit food bank distributed over 7.4 million pounds of food last year to over 230 hunger relief agencies and programs within our 21 county service area in northwest, west central Minnesota and part of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
North Country Food Bank has been serving this area since 1983. We are working hard to evolve in a sustainable manner, developing innovative programs to assist our manufacturing & agriculture partners while improving the lives of those in need.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.09
  Program Expenses Growth 19.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Country Food Bank, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Country Food Bank, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Country Food Bank, Inc. (MN) 94.74 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (TN) 91.35 four stars
Utah Food Bank (UT) 92.99 four stars
Greater Lansing Food Bank (MI) 91.02 four stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 90.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,859,313
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,921
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $927,365
Total Contributions $14,792,599
   Program Service Revenue $1,665,520
Total Primary Revenue $16,458,119
   Other Revenue $20,803
TOTAL REVENUE $16,478,922
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,846,718
   Administrative Expenses $235,825
   Fundraising Expenses $283,797
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,366,340
   
Payments to Affiliates $94,771
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $112,582
   
Net Assets $1,298,699

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 to Member Agencies $15,846,718 100.0%

Ratings History
North Country Food Bank, Inc. has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 94.74 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 93.91 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.02 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 91.96 four stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 89.88 three stars
2012-09 05/01/2014 89.88 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 41-1459758
Name in IRS Master File NORTH COUNTRY FOOD BANK INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 May, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$73,507 0.44% Susie Novak Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Country Food Bank, Inc. (MN) 94.74 four stars
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc. (OH) 92.92 four stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 90.22 four stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 92.59 four stars
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 88.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

North Country Food Bank, Inc.
424 North Broadway
Crookston, MN 56716
tel: (218) 281-7356
fax: (218) 281-7374
EIN: 41-1459758

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Board Leadership

John Thorson
Chair

CEO

Susie Novak
Executive Director

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