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

Food Lifeline

Feeding Western Washington, feeding hope

four stars

96.76

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

Board Leadership
Mike Wittman
Chair

CEO
Linda Nageotte
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.76 four stars
  Financial 95.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
96.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
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) 96.76 four stars
River Food Pantry (WI) 86.44 three stars
SF-Marin Food Bank (CA) 94.49 four stars
Food Bank of West Central Texas (TX) 89.78 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars

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Food Lifeline has been working to end hunger in communities in Western Washington for more than 30 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 745,000 hungry people through our network of nearly 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 35 million pounds of food to hungry people-- the equivalent of 27 million meals.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $74,354,558
   Federated Campaigns $282,736
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $437,548
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,521,836
Total Contributions $76,596,678
   Program Service Revenue $269,265
Total Primary Revenue $76,865,943
   Other Revenue $15,223
TOTAL REVENUE $76,881,166
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $70,774,673
   Administrative Expenses $1,156,453
   Fundraising Expenses $1,668,498
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $73,599,624
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,281,542
   
Net Assets $22,693,430

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 $70,774,673 100.0%

Ratings History
Food Lifeline has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,522 0.19% Linda Nageotte President, CEO

Food Lifeline has been working to end hunger in communities in Western Washington for more than 30 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 745,000 hungry people through our network of nearly 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 35 million pounds of food to hungry people-- the equivalent of 27 million meals.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Lifeline (WA) 96.76 four stars
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 97.60 four stars
Capital Area Food Bank (DC) 90.71 four stars
Forgotten Harvest (MI) 85.38 three stars
Helena Food Share (MT) 89.30 three 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

Mike Wittman
Chair

CEO

Linda Nageotte
President, CEO

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