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

St. Louis Area Foodbank

Gathering and distributing food for the hungry

four stars

94.22

70 Corporate Woods Drive St. Louis, MO 63044
tel: (314) 292-6262   Web Site
EIN: 43-1253102

Board Leadership
Tim Reeves
Board Chair

CEO
Meredith Knopp
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.22 four stars
  Financial 98.39 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank's mission is to feed hungry people by distributing food throughout the bi-state region and engage our community in the fight against hunger. We gather and distribute over 37 million pounds of food each year to 500+ food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and emergency feeding programs throughout 14 counties in eastern Missouri and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois. We help the elderly, single-parent families and the working poor. Children comprise the largest segment of the population in need of food. Hunger does not discriminate. It affects poor and homeless people in urban and rural areas.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank's mission is to feed hungry people by distributing food throughout the bi-state region and engage our community in the fight against hunger. We gather and distribute over 37 million pounds of food each year to 500+ food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and emergency feeding programs throughout 14 counties in eastern Missouri and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois. We help the elderly, single-parent families and the working poor. Children comprise the largest segment of the population in need of food. Hunger does not discriminate. It affects poor and homeless people in urban and rural areas.

Financial

four stars

98.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
96.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by St. Louis Area Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by St. Louis Area Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 94.22 four stars
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County (CT) 89.39 three stars
Marion Polk Food Share (OR) 91.31 four stars
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 97.78 four stars
Food Bank of West Central Texas (TX) 91.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $61,193,652
   Federated Campaigns $404,547
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,550
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,847,866
Total Contributions $81,485,615
   Program Service Revenue $425,685
Total Primary Revenue $81,911,300
   Other Revenue $202,188
TOTAL REVENUE $82,113,488
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $78,931,557
   Administrative Expenses $1,177,191
   Fundraising Expenses $1,406,001
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $81,514,749
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $598,739
   
Net Assets $21,008,530

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 $78,931,557 100.0%

Ratings History
St. Louis Area Foodbank has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 09/01/2018 94.22 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 94.24 four stars
2015-09 09/01/2016 94.34 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 92.21 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 96.57 four stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 97.16 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 97.16 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 97.16 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 99.74 four stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 82.32 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 91.14 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 90.68 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 92.69 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 93.43 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 89.19 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 88.03 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 43-1253102
Name in IRS Master File ST LOUIS AREA 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
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, 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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$186,215 0.22% Frank Finnegan President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 94.22 four stars
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes (MI) 90.34 four stars
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 91.42 four stars
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 90.25 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

St. Louis Area Foodbank
70 Corporate Woods Drive
St. Louis, MO 63044
tel: (314) 292-6262
fax: (314) 292-6266
EIN: 43-1253102

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Board Leadership

Tim Reeves
Board Chair

CEO

Meredith Knopp
President and CEO

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