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

Rock River Valley Pantry

Providing nutritious food to those in urgent need

three stars

88.35

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

Board Leadership
Dorice Royce
President

CEO
Kim Adams-Bakke
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.35 three stars
  Financial 93.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Emergency Food Assistance and Holiday Boxes
Program Name: Emergency Food Assistance and Holiday Boxes

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Rock River Valley Pantry provides groceries to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.60 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
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 September 2020, 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

four stars

93.20

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
95.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,697,248
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $119,098
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,130
Total Contributions $1,835,476
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,835,476
   Other Revenue $-23,463
TOTAL REVENUE $1,812,013
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,594,193
   Administrative Expenses $44,185
   Fundraising Expenses $28,148
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,666,526
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $145,487
   
Net Assets $1,299,167

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Kim Adams-Bakke Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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

Dorice Royce
President

CEO

Kim Adams-Bakke
Executive Director