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

Montgomery County Food Bank

Fighting Hunger. Feeding Hope.

three stars

88.14

1 Food for Life Way Conroe, TX 77385
tel: (936) 271-8800   Web Site
EIN: 76-0153892

Board Leadership
Kelly Holmes
Chairman

CEO
Kristine Marlow
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.14 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Montgomery County Food Bank is to assist people who are hungry in Montgomery County, Texas. As a private non-profit organization, the Food Bank collects and distributes more than 8.1 million pounds of food each year, equating to 6.6 million meals to low-income children, adults, and seniors living in Montgomery County, Texas. Currently, the Food Bank serves an average of 35,000 + individuals each month. The Montgomery County Food Bank acts as a clearinghouse for food items donated and purchased for distribution to charities assisting the poor and victims in crisis.

The mission of the Montgomery County Food Bank is to assist people who are hungry in Montgomery County, Texas. As a private non-profit organization, the Food Bank collects and distributes more than 8.1 million pounds of food each year, equating to 6.6 million meals to low-income children, adults, and seniors living in Montgomery County, Texas. Currently, the Food Bank serves an average of 35,000 + individuals each month. The Montgomery County Food Bank acts as a clearinghouse for food items donated and purchased for distribution to charities assisting the poor and victims in crisis.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Partner Pantries, Buddy Backpack Program, Senior Care and Share, Mobile Pantry, School Pantries and Food Fairs
Program Name: Partner Pantries, Buddy Backpack Program, Senior Care and Share, Mobile Pantry, School Pantries and Food Fairs

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
Montgomery County Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$1 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 Montgomery County Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Montgomery County Food Bank 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 Montgomery County Food Bank’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

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
96.7%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Montgomery County Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Montgomery County Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 88.14 three stars
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (TX) 91.16 four stars
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico (NM) 89.57 three stars
San Antonio Food Bank (TX) 97.57 four stars
Missoula Food Bank (MT) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,386,839
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $22,386,839
   Program Service Revenue $330,621
Total Primary Revenue $22,717,460
   Other Revenue $477,400
TOTAL REVENUE $23,194,860
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,182,948
   Administrative Expenses $429,056
   Fundraising Expenses $435,607
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,047,611
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $147,249
   
Net Assets $7,812,482

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 $22,182,948 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 88.14 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 90.80 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.99 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 76-0153892
Name in IRS Master File MONTGOMERY COUNTY 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 (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 October, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Allison F. Hulett President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 88.14 three stars
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (CA) 93.96 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 90.24 four stars
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 90.75 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Montgomery County Food Bank
1 Food for Life Way
Conroe, TX 77385
tel: (936) 271-8800
EIN: 76-0153892

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Board Leadership

Kelly Holmes
Chairman

CEO

Kristine Marlow
President, CEO

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