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

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

Sharing food. Bringing hope.

four stars

91.81

2101 Vandiver Drive Columbia, MO 65202
tel: (800) 764-3663   Web Site
EIN: 43-1238934

Board Leadership
Heather Hargrove
Chair

CEO
Lindsay Young Lopez
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.81 four stars
  Financial 89.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Formed in 1981, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (TFB) is a regional disaster and hunger relief network that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of donated food annually. We distribute food to people in need through a network of 135 agencies in 32 Missouri counties. TFB provides free food to soup kitchens, emergency food pantries, shelters for the abused and homeless, programs for low-income children and senior citizens and rehabilitation centers. In 2018, the food bank distributed more than 30 million pounds of food and related products which helped feed more than 100,000 people per month.

The Food Bank's mission is to bring together community resources to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnership.

Formed in 1981, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (TFB) is a regional disaster and hunger relief network that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of donated food annually. We distribute food to people in need through a network of 135 agencies in 32 Missouri counties. TFB provides free food to soup kitchens, emergency food pantries, shelters for the abused and homeless, programs for low-income children and senior citizens and rehabilitation centers. In 2018, the food bank distributed more than 30 million pounds of food and related products which helped feed more than 100,000 people per month.

The Food Bank's mission is to bring together community resources to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnership.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Distribution, Food Pantry and Children's Programs
Program Name: Food Distribution, Food Pantry and Children's Programs

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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
Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 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 The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri 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 Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri’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

three stars

89.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
96.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 91.81 four stars
Food Finders (CA) 92.22 four stars
Community Food Share (CO) 96.60 four stars
Food Bank of West Central Texas (TX) 86.19 three stars
Freestore Foodbank (OH) 93.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $51,069,174
   Federated Campaigns $200,234
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $548,425
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,694,275
Total Contributions $54,512,108
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $54,512,108
   Other Revenue $183,858
TOTAL REVENUE $54,695,966
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $52,505,303
   Administrative Expenses $618,926
   Fundraising Expenses $1,345,222
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $54,469,451
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $226,515
   
Net Assets $12,869,812

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 Bank $52,061,347 99.2%
Central Pantry $443,956 0.8%

Ratings History
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 91.81 four stars
2018-12 09/01/2020 91.00 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 92.59 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.63 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.80 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 93.28 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.07 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.02 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.02 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 93.37 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 96.58 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.75 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.90 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 94.20 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 88.95 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 81.47 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 84.07 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 92.31 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 92.34 four stars
2002-12 09/01/2003 94.81 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 43-1238934
Name in IRS Master File THE FOOD BANK FOR CENTRAL & NORTHEAST MISSOURI INC
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
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 August, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,704 0.19% Lindsay Young Lopez Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 91.81 four stars
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank (GA) 87.83 three stars
Manna on Main Street (PA) 85.48 three stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.35 four stars
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (AZ) 93.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
2101 Vandiver Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
tel: (800) 764-3663
fax: (573) 474-9932
EIN: 43-1238934

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Board Leadership

Heather Hargrove
Chair

CEO

Lindsay Young Lopez
Executive Director

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