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

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes

Promoting a hunger-free community since 1982

four stars

90.34

901 Portage Street Kalamazoo, MI 49001
tel: (269) 488-2617   Web Site
EIN: 38-2420575

Board Leadership
Rob DeWit
President

CEO
Jennifer Johnson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.34 four stars
  Financial 91.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes was organized in 1982 by several downtown churches concerned about increasing requests from people for food assistance. The congregations joined together to share resources and create an organized response to local hunger and formed Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes. Over the years, the number of congregations involved increased and food distribution sites expanded. Although the Grocery Pantry Program is still the largest of KLF's programs, we work with others to provide prepared meal support, senior commodity programs, agency food support, food packs for children, and other community food programs. KLF is the largest charitable food distribution system in Kalamazoo County. We work hard to promote a hunger-free community through programs and advocacy work.

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes was organized in 1982 by several downtown churches concerned about increasing requests from people for food assistance. The congregations joined together to share resources and create an organized response to local hunger and formed Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes. Over the years, the number of congregations involved increased and food distribution sites expanded. Although the Grocery Pantry Program is still the largest of KLF's programs, we work with others to provide prepared meal support, senior commodity programs, agency food support, food packs for children, and other community food programs. KLF is the largest charitable food distribution system in Kalamazoo County. We work hard to promote a hunger-free community through programs and advocacy work.

Financial

four stars

91.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
89.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes (MI) 90.34 four stars
SeaShare (WA) 87.06 three stars
The River Food Pantry (WI) 98.23 four stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 93.24 four stars
Food Finders (CA) 90.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,037,277
   Federated Campaigns $19,243
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $81,425
Total Contributions $6,137,945
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,137,945
   Other Revenue $58,815
TOTAL REVENUE $6,196,760
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,659,622
   Administrative Expenses $376,228
   Fundraising Expenses $226,392
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,262,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-65,482
   
Net Assets $4,718,203

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.34 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.41 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 90.38 four 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 38-2420575
Name in IRS Master File KALAMAZOO LOAVES & FISHES
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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, 1983
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,057 1.19% Jennifer Johnson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes (MI) 90.34 four stars
Birch Community Services (OR) 92.24 four stars
Treasure Coast Food Bank (FL) 91.04 four stars
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (CA) 89.95 three stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 95.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
901 Portage Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
tel: (269) 488-2617
EIN: 38-2420575

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Board Leadership

Rob DeWit
President

CEO

Jennifer Johnson
Executive Director

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