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

Food Lifeline

Hunger Doesn't Have to Happen

four stars

91.13

815 S 96th Street Seattle, WA 98108
tel: (877) 404-7543   Web Site
EIN: 91-1090450

Board Leadership
Bruce Christiansen
Chair

CEO
Linda Nageotte
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.13 four stars
  Financial 87.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food Lifeline has been working to end hunger in communities in Western Washington for nearly 40 years and is the largest hunger-relief organization in Washington State. By using 96% of our revenue to feed hungry people, we are efficient, effective, and make the most of every donation. Last year, Food Lifeline helped feed more than 750,000 hungry people through our network of more than 300 local food banks, meal programs, and shelters.

Food Lifeline partners with large-scale food producers, retailers, and distributors to ensure that unmarketable but still edible and nutritious food ends up in the hands of hungry people rather than going to waste. Last year Food Lifeline distributed more than 42 million pounds of food to hungry people-- the equivalent of 35 million meals.

Food Lifeline has been working to end hunger in communities in Western Washington for nearly 40 years and is the largest hunger-relief organization in Washington State. By using 96% of our revenue to feed hungry people, we are efficient, effective, and make the most of every donation. Last year, Food Lifeline helped feed more than 750,000 hungry people through our network of more than 300 local food banks, meal programs, and shelters.

Food Lifeline partners with large-scale food producers, retailers, and distributors to ensure that unmarketable but still edible and nutritious food ends up in the hands of hungry people rather than going to waste. Last year Food Lifeline distributed more than 42 million pounds of food to hungry people-- the equivalent of 35 million meals.

Financial

three stars

87.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
95.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 60.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Lifeline on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Lifeline on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Lifeline (WA) 91.13 four stars
Utah Food Bank (UT) 96.13 four stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 94.26 four stars
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes (MI) 90.34 four stars
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (MN) 86.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $79,587,370
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $695,186
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,943,083
Total Contributions $82,225,639
   Program Service Revenue $248,737
Total Primary Revenue $82,474,376
   Other Revenue $578,906
TOTAL REVENUE $83,053,282
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $81,690,669
   Administrative Expenses $1,543,176
   Fundraising Expenses $1,979,988
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $85,213,833
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,160,551
   
Net Assets $17,321,221

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
Distribution of Food $81,690,669 100.0%

Ratings History
Food Lifeline has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.13 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 94.61 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.76 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 96.49 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 91.82 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.53 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 94.63 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.63 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 88.87 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 86.53 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 87.94 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 90.44 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 91.36 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 79.87 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 78.00 two stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 94.65 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 94.69 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 91-1090450
Name in IRS Master File FOOD LIFELINE
NTEE Code K33
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 (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 June, 1980
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, 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
$159,445 0.18% Linda Nageotte President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Lifeline (WA) 91.13 four stars
City Harvest (NY) 87.08 three stars
Flathead Food Bank (MT) 86.79 three stars
North Texas Food Bank (TX) 96.66 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 94.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Lifeline
815 S 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98108
tel: (877) 404-7543
fax: (206) 545-6616
EIN: 91-1090450

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Board Leadership

Bruce Christiansen
Chair

CEO

Linda Nageotte
President, CEO

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