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

Rock River Valley Pantry

Providing nutritious food to those in urgent need

three stars

86.57

421 South Rockton Avenue Rockford, IL 61102
tel: (815) 965-2466   Web Site
EIN: 36-3135643

Board Leadership
Jon Lang
President

CEO
Kim Adams-Bakke
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.57 three stars
  Financial 88.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rock River Valley Pantry fights hunger in the community by providing nutritious food to those in urgent need. In 1973, a Rock Valley College student, concerned about hunger, conceived the idea of collecting food and distributing it to needy families in the Rockford community. Today, the Pantry is operated by three full time and two part time staff members along with the help of volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service. The Pantry receives food and financial support from all segments of the community including churches, businesses, individuals and organizations.

Rock River Valley Pantry fights hunger in the community by providing nutritious food to those in urgent need. In 1973, a Rock Valley College student, concerned about hunger, conceived the idea of collecting food and distributing it to needy families in the Rockford community. Today, the Pantry is operated by three full time and two part time staff members along with the help of volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service. The Pantry receives food and financial support from all segments of the community including churches, businesses, individuals and organizations.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Rock River Valley Pantry
Program Activities
Rock River Valley Pantry provides groceries to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.60 provides a meal to a person in need.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Rock River Valley Pantry.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Rock River Valley Pantry publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Rock River Valley Pantry’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth -1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rock River Valley Pantry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rock River Valley Pantry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 86.57 three stars
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 95.47 four stars
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (NC) 85.94 three stars
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado (CO) 92.92 four stars
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (MI) 90.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,348,566
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $83,569
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,000
Total Contributions $1,452,135
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,452,135
   Other Revenue $26,975
TOTAL REVENUE $1,479,110
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,436,301
   Administrative Expenses $43,155
   Fundraising Expenses $21,860
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,501,316
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-22,206
   
Net Assets $1,148,741

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 Pantry $1,436,301 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.57 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.91 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 89.06 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 88.81 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 36-3135643
Name in IRS Master File ROCK RIVER VALLEY PANTRY
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 December, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Kim Adams-Bakke Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 86.57 three stars
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (CA) 95.86 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 91.11 four stars
Montgomery Area Food Bank (AL) 90.95 four stars
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rock River Valley Pantry
421 South Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61102
tel: (815) 965-2466
EIN: 36-3135643

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Board Leadership

Jon Lang
President

CEO

Kim Adams-Bakke
Executive Director

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