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

Food Bank for Monterey County

Leading community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County

three stars

88.07

353 West Rossi Street Salinas, CA 93907
tel: (831) 758-1523   Web Site
EIN: 77-0270228

Board Leadership
Susan Spiegel
Vice President

CEO
Melissa Kendrick
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.07 three stars
  Financial 84.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food Bank for Monterey County, a Feeding America food bank, provides emergency supplemental food to 1 in 5 Monterey County residents--100,000 different people annually. For every dollar donated, we are able to provide $8 worth of food and 95 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs and services. Our mission is "to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County." To accomplish this, we solicit, collect, store, and then distribute food countywide with three programs: (1) The Agency Clearinghouse, a network of 140 non-profit food assistance agencies; (2) the Emergency Food Assistance Program at 26 countywide sites; and 3) the Family Market at 10 sites. We distribute 8 million pounds of food annually. Our Education & Advocacy Program promotes the first part of our mission in the community by educating people about the personal, political and social issues related to hunger; advocating for state and national anti-hunger legislation.

Food Bank for Monterey County, a Feeding America food bank, provides emergency supplemental food to 1 in 5 Monterey County residents--100,000 different people annually. For every dollar donated, we are able to provide $8 worth of food and 95 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs and services. Our mission is "to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County." To accomplish this, we solicit, collect, store, and then distribute food countywide with three programs: (1) The Agency Clearinghouse, a network of 140 non-profit food assistance agencies; (2) the Emergency Food Assistance Program at 26 countywide sites; and 3) the Family Market at 10 sites. We distribute 8 million pounds of food annually. Our Education & Advocacy Program promotes the first part of our mission in the community by educating people about the personal, political and social issues related to hunger; advocating for state and national anti-hunger legislation.

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 for Monterey County
Program Activities
Food Bank for Monterey County collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.
Impact Statement
$3 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 for Monterey County.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank for Monterey County 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 for Monterey County’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

84.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
93.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank for Monterey County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank for Monterey County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 88.07 three stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 90.81 four stars
Emergency Food Network (WA) 91.16 four stars
Coastal Bend Food Bank (TX) 92.02 four stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 91.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,696,815
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,145,268
Total Contributions $15,842,083
   Program Service Revenue $280,136
Total Primary Revenue $16,122,219
   Other Revenue $515,076
TOTAL REVENUE $16,637,295
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,420,111
   Administrative Expenses $1,219,827
   Fundraising Expenses $104,195
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,744,133
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $893,162
   
Net Assets $8,572,624

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
Foodbank Agency Clearinghouse $6,403,689 44.4%
Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) $4,849,551 33.6%
Family Market $3,155,866 21.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 88.07 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.36 four stars
2017-06 04/01/2018 94.74 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 95.40 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.02 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.65 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.89 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 85.53 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 90.69 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 92.47 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 99.66 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 99.52 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 92.05 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 77.55 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 74.52 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 87.66 three stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 85.23 three stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 81.01 three stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 92.53 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 77-0270228
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK FOR MONTEREY COUNTY
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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 February, 1996
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, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$141,620 0.89% Melissa Kendrick Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 88.07 three stars
Facing Hunger (WV) 94.81 four stars
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 91.80 four stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 96.66 four stars
Food Gatherers (MI) 95.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank for Monterey County
353 West Rossi Street
Salinas, CA 93907
tel: (831) 758-1523
fax: (831) 758-5925
EIN: 77-0270228

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Board Leadership

Susan Spiegel
Vice President

CEO

Melissa Kendrick
Executive Director

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