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

St. Louis Area Foodbank

Fighting hunger, feeding hope.

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four stars

93.91

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 93.91 four stars
  Financial 96.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 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 Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of meals served or provided
35,384,000
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. 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

92.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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.

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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