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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$141,620 0.89% Melissa Kendrick Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 88.07 three stars
United Food Bank (AZ) 87.91 three stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 91.61 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 90.81 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia (GA) 91.29 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