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

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Nourishing communities by feeding hungry people

three stars

87.62

2131 Beaufait Sreet Detroit, MI 48207
tel: (866) 453-2637   Web Site
EIN: 38-2156255

Board Leadership
Jim Tompkins
Chair

CEO
Gerry Brisson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Gleaners Community Food Bank, with broad community support, fights hunger in southeastern Michigan. In collaboration with our member agencies, the Feeding America network, and our program partners, we provide millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to people in need. In so doing, Gleaners is committed to distributing high quality food. Through education and advocacy, we will reduce reliance on the emergency food system. Gleaners adopts best practices and cost effective systems and procedures to achieve the highest possible return on its human and financial resources. Gleaners fulfills its role with a sense of compassion and urgency while nourishing, sustaining and advancing hope in our community.

Gleaners Community Food Bank, with broad community support, fights hunger in southeastern Michigan. In collaboration with our member agencies, the Feeding America network, and our program partners, we provide millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to people in need. In so doing, Gleaners is committed to distributing high quality food. Through education and advocacy, we will reduce reliance on the emergency food system. Gleaners adopts best practices and cost effective systems and procedures to achieve the highest possible return on its human and financial resources. Gleaners fulfills its role with a sense of compassion and urgency while nourishing, sustaining and advancing hope in our community.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Partner Agency Distribution, Mobile Pantries, Meet Up and Eat Up, My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery and
Program Name: Partner Agency Distribution, Mobile Pantries, Meet Up and Eat Up, My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery and

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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
Gleaners Community Food Bank Inc 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
$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 Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Gleaners Community Food Bank Inc 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 Gleaners Community Food Bank Inc’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

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
94.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 87.62 three stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 91.00 four stars
Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GA) 93.37 four stars
Food for Lane County (OR) 92.35 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (OH) 96.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $68,407,172
   Federated Campaigns $329,872
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $592,579
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $896,322
Total Contributions $70,225,945
   Program Service Revenue $5,759,498
Total Primary Revenue $75,985,443
   Other Revenue $371,950
TOTAL REVENUE $76,357,393
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $68,668,053
   Administrative Expenses $2,568,760
   Fundraising Expenses $3,450,005
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $74,686,818
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,670,575
   
Net Assets $15,799,735

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 $65,089,066 94.8%
Kids Helping kids $1,668,786 2.4%
School and Summer Food Service $1,113,863 1.6%
Cooking Matters $796,338 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 11/01/2020 87.62 three stars
2018-09 09/03/2019 93.62 four stars
2017-09 07/01/2019 94.69 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 92.74 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 93.41 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 88.24 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 81.60 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 81.89 three stars
2012-09 05/01/2013 81.75 three stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 93.61 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 93.70 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 94.51 four stars
2009-09 08/01/2010 94.55 four stars
2008-06 03/01/2009 92.03 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 91.60 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 88.49 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 78.57 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 77.90 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 86.23 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 38-2156255
Name in IRS Master File GLEANERS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK 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 (408) Community service organization
(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, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,020 0.27% Gerald Brisson President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$275,193 0.36% Ryan Hoyle Chief Development Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 87.62 three stars
East Texas Food Bank (TX) 97.34 four stars
Helena Food Share (MT) 91.16 four stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 89.39 three stars
STEP (MN) 93.89 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
2131 Beaufait Sreet
Detroit, MI 48207
tel: (866) 453-2637
EIN: 38-2156255

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Board Leadership

Jim Tompkins
Chair

CEO

Gerry Brisson
President

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