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

Maryland Food Bank

Until Hunger Ends

three stars

85.48

2200 Halethorpe Farms Road Baltimore, MD 21227
tel: (410) 737-8282   Web Site
EIN: 52-1135690

Board Leadership
Brendan Foley
Board Chair

CEO
Carmen Del Guercio
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.48 three stars
  Financial 79.69 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization that is feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders. For more than 40 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through carefully crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to develop pathways out of hunger. Currently distributing more than 12,000 meals per day-more than 37 million meals annually-the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends.

Our mission is feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders.

The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization that is feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders. For more than 40 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through carefully crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to develop pathways out of hunger. Currently distributing more than 12,000 meals per day-more than 37 million meals annually-the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends.

Our mission is feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: FoodWorks, School Pantry, Summer Clubs, Supper Clubs, Farm to Food Bank, Pantry on the Go, My Groceries to Go and Partner Distribution
Program Name: FoodWorks, School Pantry, Summer Clubs, Supper Clubs, Farm to Food Bank, Pantry on the Go, My Groceries to Go and Partner Distribution

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

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
Maryland Food Bank 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 Maryland Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Maryland Food Bank 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 Maryland Food Bank’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

two stars

79.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
91.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maryland Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maryland Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maryland Food Bank (MD) 85.48 three stars
Metro Caring (CO) 91.45 four stars
Montgomery Area Food Bank (AL) 93.14 four stars
Dare to Care Food Bank (KY) 93.88 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (CA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $59,318,965
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,615,191
Total Contributions $72,934,156
   Program Service Revenue $3,349,499
Total Primary Revenue $76,283,655
   Other Revenue $-2,946,900
TOTAL REVENUE $73,336,755
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $66,793,749
   Administrative Expenses $2,257,722
   Fundraising Expenses $3,578,484
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $72,629,955
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $706,800
   
Net Assets $19,610,116

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 Collection & Distribution $66,793,749 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 85.48 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.64 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 82.13 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 89.14 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.10 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2016 90.79 four stars
2014-06 08/01/2016 90.60 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.40 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.01 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 93.49 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 91.79 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 93.13 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.79 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 90.34 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 75.27 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 68.91 one star
2006-06 07/01/2007 90.35 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 84.75 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 95.61 four stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 71.37 two 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 52-1135690
Name in IRS Master File MARYLAND FOOD BANK INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 February, 1979
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$254,570 0.35% Carmen Del Guercio President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maryland Food Bank (MD) 85.48 three stars
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (TX) 97.17 four stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 87.62 three stars
University District Food Bank (WA) 90.18 four stars
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico (NM) 89.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Maryland Food Bank
2200 Halethorpe Farms Road
Baltimore, MD 21227
tel: (410) 737-8282
fax: (410) 536-0438
EIN: 52-1135690

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Board Leadership

Brendan Foley
Board Chair

CEO

Carmen Del Guercio
President & CEO

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