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

St. Louis Area Foodbank

Fighting hunger, feeding hope.

four stars

96.39

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

Board Leadership
Mike Pugh
Board Chair

CEO
Meredith Knopp
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.39 four stars
  Financial 96.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank's mission is to build stronger communities by empowering people with food and hope. We gather and distribute over 43 million pounds of food each year to 500+ food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and community program partners throughout 14 counties in eastern Missouri and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois. We help the elderly, single-parent families, veterans 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 build stronger communities by empowering people with food and hope. We gather and distribute over 43 million pounds of food each year to 500+ food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and community program partners throughout 14 counties in eastern Missouri and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois. We help the elderly, single-parent families, veterans 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.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Partner Agencies, Mobile Programs, Senior Programs, Transitional Housing Food Program and Summer Feeding Program
Program Name: Partner Agencies, Mobile Programs, Senior Programs, Transitional Housing Food Program and Summer Feeding Program

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
St. Louis Area Foodbank 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 St. Louis Area Foodbank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. St. Louis Area Foodbank 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 St. Louis Area Foodbank’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

four stars

96.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
96.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 96.39 four stars
Feeding South Dakota (SD) 96.37 four stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 96.66 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (NC) 87.16 three stars
Central Texas Food Bank (TX) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $59,538,611
   Federated Campaigns $391,786
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $59,464
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,016,666
Total Contributions $80,006,527
   Program Service Revenue $402,604
Total Primary Revenue $80,409,131
   Other Revenue $277,551
TOTAL REVENUE $80,686,682
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $77,987,370
   Administrative Expenses $1,292,237
   Fundraising Expenses $1,355,732
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $80,635,339
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $51,343
   
Net Assets $21,256,218

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 $77,987,370 100.0%

Ratings History
St. Louis Area Foodbank has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 11/01/2019 96.39 four stars
2018-09 09/03/2019 93.91 four stars
2017-09 05/01/2019 98.86 four stars
2017-09 04/01/2019 96.95 four stars
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

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 June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$193,568 0.24% Frank Finnegan Former President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 96.39 four stars
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Clark County Food Bank (WA) 97.60 four stars
Helena Food Share (MT) 91.16 four stars
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 85.85 three 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

Mike Pugh
Board Chair

CEO

Meredith Knopp
President and CEO

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