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

Loaves and Fishes

Meals. Kindness. Comfort.

three stars

85.92

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

Board Leadership
Jeremy Striffler
Chair

CEO
Cathy Maes
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.92 three stars
  Financial 84.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of meals served or provided
1,075,080
Total pounds of food rescued
750,000
Pounds of produce grown
7,000
Number of volunteers
10,000
Number of clients served
75,978
Number of families served
24,509
Average online donation
219
Average number of dollars received per donor
244
Number of grants received
64
Number of people on the organization's email list
7,249
Number of Facebook followers
2,955
This impact information is current as of August 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

three stars

84.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 14.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves and Fishes (MN) 85.92 three stars
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes (MI) 90.00 four stars
Feeding America Southwest Virginia (VA) 86.52 three stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County (CT) 85.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,877,474
   Federated Campaigns $104,368
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $140,768
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $218,858
Total Contributions $4,341,468
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,341,468
   Other Revenue $24,793
TOTAL REVENUE $4,366,261
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,775,712
   Administrative Expenses $275,928
   Fundraising Expenses $167,766
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,219,406
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $146,855
   
Net Assets $697,293

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 $3,775,712 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,500 2.47% Cathy Maes Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Loaves and Fishes (MN) 85.92 three stars
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 91.24 four stars
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (CA) 88.81 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (CA) 97.17 four 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

Jeremy Striffler
Chair

CEO

Cathy Maes
Executive Director

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