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

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank

Ending hunger in West Michigan

four stars

91.70

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

Board Leadership
Kelly Crosse
President

CEO
Kenneth R. Estelle
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.70 four stars
  Financial 88.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

88.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
97.9%
  Administrative Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (MI) 91.70 four stars
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (AZ) 94.69 four stars
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico (NM) 92.22 four stars
City Harvest (NY) 87.30 three stars
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (MI) 90.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $46,644,993
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $421,647
Total Contributions $47,066,640
   Program Service Revenue $2,551,148
Total Primary Revenue $49,617,788
   Other Revenue $66,880
TOTAL REVENUE $49,684,668
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,782,993
   Administrative Expenses $440,281
   Fundraising Expenses $678,501
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $48,901,775
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $782,893
   
Net Assets $9,592,908

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 $46,782,993 97.9%

Ratings History
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-12 10/15/2002 78.39 two stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 92.45 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 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
$130,000 0.26% Kenneth R. Estelle Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (MI) 91.70 four stars
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 93.91 four stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 91.82 four stars
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (NC) 85.94 three stars
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (NC) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
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 Crosse
President

CEO

Kenneth R. Estelle
President & Chief Executive Officer

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