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

Feeding America West Michigan

Ending hunger in West Michigan

four stars

91.18

864 West River Center Drive Comstock Park, MI 49321
tel: (616) 784-3250   Web Site
EIN: 38-2439659

Board Leadership
Kelly Calvert
Board Chair

CEO
Kenneth R. Estelle
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.18 four stars
  Financial 87.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1981, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has served as West Michigan's regional nonprofit clearinghouse for saved, donated food on its way from the food industry to churches and charity agencies that assist needy people. The food we distribute is drawn primarily from the surpluses and edible/useable errors of local and national food and grocery products companies. Through our seven warehouses, we serve roughly 1,300 food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, domestic violence shelters, rescue missions, and other charity agencies across 40 Michigan counties. Each year, we distribute close to 25 million pounds of food and other goods.

Since 1981, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has served as West Michigan's regional nonprofit clearinghouse for saved, donated food on its way from the food industry to churches and charity agencies that assist needy people. The food we distribute is drawn primarily from the surpluses and edible/useable errors of local and national food and grocery products companies. Through our seven warehouses, we serve roughly 1,300 food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, domestic violence shelters, rescue missions, and other charity agencies across 40 Michigan counties. Each year, we distribute close to 25 million pounds of food and other goods.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank and Mobile Food Pantry Program
Program Name: Food Bank and Mobile Food Pantry Program

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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
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.
Impact Statement
$1 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 Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding America West Michigan 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 Feeding America West Michigan 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

three stars

87.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
97.5%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America West Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America West Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America West Michigan (MI) 91.18 four stars
Channel One Regional Food Bank (MN) 91.16 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars
Community Food Share (CO) 96.60 four stars
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 88.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $43,733,094
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $889,635
Total Contributions $44,622,729
   Program Service Revenue $2,675,573
Total Primary Revenue $47,298,302
   Other Revenue $47,612
TOTAL REVENUE $47,345,914
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $44,129,847
   Administrative Expenses $492,808
   Fundraising Expenses $699,041
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $45,321,696
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,024,218
   
Net Assets $11,707,917

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 to Food Pantries $44,129,847 100.0%

Ratings History
Feeding America West Michigan has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 91.18 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 90.89 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 91.70 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.73 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 95.15 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.02 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 96.36 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 83.96 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 85.24 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 91.45 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.83 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 96.50 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 90.66 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.23 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 85.05 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 82.63 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 84.77 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 74.52 two stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 80.67 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 38-2439659
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING AMERICA WEST MICHIGAN
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 (429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
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 March, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,787 0.32% Kenneth R. Estelle President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America West Michigan (MI) 91.18 four stars
Food for Free (MA) 92.74 four stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 87.62 three stars
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 99.29 four stars
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (CA) 88.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding America West Michigan
864 West River Center Drive
Comstock Park, MI 49321
tel: (616) 784-3250
fax: (616) 784-3255
EIN: 38-2439659

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Board Leadership

Kelly Calvert
Board Chair

CEO

Kenneth R. Estelle
President & Chief Executive Officer

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