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

Loaves and Fishes

Meals. Kindness. Comfort.

three stars

86.04

721 Kasota Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
tel: (612) 377-9810   Web Site
EIN: 41-1421522

Board Leadership
Emily Carpenter
Chair

CEO
Cathy Maes
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.04 three stars
  Financial 84.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

To provide nutritious meals to people who are hungry across Minnesota in an atmosphere of hospitality at site locations where the need is greatest and to develop joint ventures/partnerships with like-minded organizations assisting guests with additional basic needs key to becoming self-sufficient. We are guided by our vision that all people, regardless of socioeconomic, cultural or ethnic background deserve to meet their basic needs for food, dignity and respect. It is only then that self-esteem and empowerment can move individuals to independence. We are focused on the individual. Loaves & Fishes dining sites provide access to additional social services as needed

To provide nutritious meals to people who are hungry across Minnesota in an atmosphere of hospitality at site locations where the need is greatest and to develop joint ventures/partnerships with like-minded organizations assisting guests with additional basic needs key to becoming self-sufficient. We are guided by our vision that all people, regardless of socioeconomic, cultural or ethnic background deserve to meet their basic needs for food, dignity and respect. It is only then that self-esteem and empowerment can move individuals to independence. We are focused on the individual. Loaves & Fishes dining sites provide access to additional social services as needed

Financial

three stars

84.33

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
89.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 21.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Loaves and Fishes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Loaves and Fishes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves and Fishes (MN) 86.04 three stars
Loaves & Fishes Community Services (IL) 95.59 four stars
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 86.02 three stars
Rhode Island Community Food Bank (RI) 91.82 four stars
The Foodbank (OH) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,525,828
   Federated Campaigns $126,854
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $123,542
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $223,384
Total Contributions $4,999,608
   Program Service Revenue $36,545
Total Primary Revenue $5,036,153
   Other Revenue $21,360
TOTAL REVENUE $5,057,513
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,337,753
   Administrative Expenses $319,303
   Fundraising Expenses $172,495
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,829,551
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $227,962
   
Net Assets $924,987

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
Meal Program $4,337,753 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 05/01/2021 86.04 three stars
2018-09 11/01/2019 85.92 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 85.79 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 87.45 three stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 84.52 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 41-1421522
Name in IRS Master File LOAVES AND FISHES TOO
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 June, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,938 2.46% Cathy Maes Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves and Fishes (MN) 86.04 three stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 94.01 four stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 95.83 four stars
Feeding Westchester (NY) 88.01 three stars
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (LA) 89.52 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Loaves and Fishes
721 Kasota Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
tel: (612) 377-9810
fax: (612) 374-3517
EIN: 41-1421522

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Board Leadership

Emily Carpenter
Chair

CEO

Cathy Maes
Executive Director

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