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

Feeding South Dakota

So no one goes hungry

four stars

96.37

4701 N Westport Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57107
tel: (605) 335-0364   Web Site
EIN: 36-3293534

Board Leadership
Greg Schmieding
Chair

CEO
Matt Gassen
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.37 four stars
  Financial 94.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Feeding South Dakota, whose mission is to end hunger in South Dakota, is the state's largest hunger-relief organization and has provided support and services to help end hunger across the state for almost 50 years. Each month over 55,000 hungry individuals receive food assistance. In FY20, Feeding South Dakota distributed nearly 14 million meals in the fight against hunger, supported by individual donors, community, corporate sponsors, non-profit agency partners, and volunteers. Operations are headquartered in Sioux Falls with additional distribution centers in Rapid City and Pierre. Feeding South Dakota fights hunger on behalf of children, seniors, and families every day.

Feeding South Dakota, whose mission is to end hunger in South Dakota, is the state's largest hunger-relief organization and has provided support and services to help end hunger across the state for almost 50 years. Each month over 55,000 hungry individuals receive food assistance. In FY20, Feeding South Dakota distributed nearly 14 million meals in the fight against hunger, supported by individual donors, community, corporate sponsors, non-profit agency partners, and volunteers. Operations are headquartered in Sioux Falls with additional distribution centers in Rapid City and Pierre. Feeding South Dakota fights hunger on behalf of children, seniors, and families every day.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank, Food Pantry Program, Mobile Food Pantry Program, School Food Pantry Program, BackPack Program and Commodity Programs
Program Name: Food Bank, Food Pantry Program, Mobile Food Pantry Program, School Food Pantry Program, BackPack Program and Commodity Programs

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
Feeding South Dakota primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that 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 Feeding South Dakota.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding South Dakota 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 Feeding South Dakota’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

94.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
95.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding South Dakota on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding South Dakota on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding South Dakota (SD) 96.37 four stars
Food For Lane County (OR) 92.35 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16 four stars
Capital Area Food Bank (DC) 90.47 four stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 87.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,017,414
   Federated Campaigns $370,494
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $75,515
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,810,571
Total Contributions $27,273,994
   Program Service Revenue $1,113,724
Total Primary Revenue $28,387,718
   Other Revenue $-12,608
TOTAL REVENUE $28,375,110
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,456,813
   Administrative Expenses $447,861
   Fundraising Expenses $772,107
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,676,781
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-301,671
   
Net Assets $14,250,163

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 $11,721,692 42.7%
Food Pantry $8,929,455 32.5%
USDA Commodity Programs $3,772,305 13.7%

Ratings History
Feeding South Dakota has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 96.37 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 93.31 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.08 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 95.07 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.70 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.95 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 06/01/2015 95.33 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 99.78 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 97.86 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.92 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 93.24 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.69 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.03 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 85.79 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 92.19 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 95.92 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 92.52 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 97.38 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 94.92 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 92.40 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 36-3293534
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING SOUTH DAKOTA
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 February, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,408 0.44% L. Matt Gassen CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding South Dakota (SD) 96.37 four stars
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. (TX) 92.61 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (AR) 97.17 four stars
United Food Bank and Services of Plant City (FL) 92.24 four stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 87.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding South Dakota
4701 N Westport Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
tel: (605) 335-0364
fax: (605) 335-6617
EIN: 36-3293534

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Board Leadership

Greg Schmieding
Chair

CEO

Matt Gassen
Chief Executive Officer

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