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

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

The food source for people in need

four stars

90.89

2300 Lapeer Road Flint, MI 48503
tel: (810) 239-4441   Web Site
EIN: 38-2379678

Board Leadership
Julianne Princinsky
Chair

CEO
Kara Ross
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.89 four stars
  Financial 87.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1981, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan serves as a common solicitor, storehouse and distributor of food in 22 Eastern Michigan counties. By networking with over 700 hunger relief partners, the Food Bank distributes 28 Million pounds of food that reaches over 331,000 food insecure individuals annually. With a focus on nutrition, nearly 50% of all food distributed includes fresh produce, dairy and meat. The Hunger Solution Center's production kitchen serves nearly 900,000 meals annually, through children's feeding programs that surpass the USDA's nutritional guidelines, and nearly 13,000 children receive weekend backpacks of food, during the school year, to ensure no child goes hungry over the weekend.

Established in 1981, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan serves as a common solicitor, storehouse and distributor of food in 22 Eastern Michigan counties. By networking with over 700 hunger relief partners, the Food Bank distributes 28 Million pounds of food that reaches over 331,000 food insecure individuals annually. With a focus on nutrition, nearly 50% of all food distributed includes fresh produce, dairy and meat. The Hunger Solution Center's production kitchen serves nearly 900,000 meals annually, through children's feeding programs that surpass the USDA's nutritional guidelines, and nearly 13,000 children receive weekend backpacks of food, during the school year, to ensure no child goes hungry over the weekend.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Program Activities
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan 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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Eastern Michigan 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 Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’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 June 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

87.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
97.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Eastern Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of Eastern Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (MI) 90.89 four stars
Central Texas Food Bank (TX) 95.87 four stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 92.36 four stars
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $45,550,457
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $16,691
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,580,922
Total Contributions $49,148,070
   Program Service Revenue $2,798,815
Total Primary Revenue $51,946,885
   Other Revenue $229,507
TOTAL REVENUE $52,176,392
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $52,886,234
   Administrative Expenses $1,029,712
   Fundraising Expenses $482,275
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $54,398,221
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,221,829
   
Net Assets $11,340,434

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 Bank Operations $52,886,234 100.0%

Ratings History
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 90.89 four stars
2018-09 09/03/2019 90.65 four stars
2017-09 11/01/2018 93.32 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 96.46 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 92.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.15 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.75 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 86.63 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 88.46 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 92.40 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.97 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 97.22 four stars
2008-12 10/01/2009 94.36 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 90.77 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 93.34 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 96.38 four stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 97.30 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 97.30 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 97.28 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 38-2379678
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF EASTERN MICHIGAN 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 (917) Thrift ship, retail outlet, etc.
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, 1982
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
$245,505 0.45% William Kerr Former President
Other Salaries of Note
$103,435 0.19% Kara Ross President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (MI) 90.89 four stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 100.00 four stars
Metro Caring (CO) 91.45 four stars
Long Island Cares (NY) 91.52 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (NC) 91.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
2300 Lapeer Road
Flint, MI 48503
tel: (810) 239-4441
fax: (810) 239-4498
EIN: 38-2379678

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Board Leadership

Julianne Princinsky
Chair

CEO

Kara Ross
President & CEO

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