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

Emergency Food Network

So that no person goes hungry.

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four stars

91.78

3318 92nd Street South Lakewood, WA 98499
tel: (253) 584-1040   Web Site
EIN: 94-3131776

Board Leadership
Paula Henson-Williams
Chair

CEO
Michelle Douglas
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.78 four stars
  Financial 88.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Emergency Food Network (EFN) is to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry. EFN is the largest nonprofit food distributor in Pierce County, providing 71 partner food banks, hot meal sites and shelters with more than 13.8 million pounds of food each year. EFN leverages donated, purchased, and government food with food grown at their Mother Earth Farm to distribute more than 50% of the food in Pierce County's emergency food system.

The mission of Emergency Food Network (EFN) is to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry. EFN is the largest nonprofit food distributor in Pierce County, providing 71 partner food banks, hot meal sites and shelters with more than 13.8 million pounds of food each year. EFN leverages donated, purchased, and government food with food grown at their Mother Earth Farm to distribute more than 50% of the food in Pierce County's emergency food system.

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Financial

three stars

88.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Emergency Food Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Emergency Food Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Emergency Food Network (WA) 91.78 four stars
Food Bank of West Central Texas (TX) 92.02 four stars
Food Bank of Northern Nevada (NV) 93.60 four stars
Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center Inc. (NJ) 92.13 four stars
Atlanta Community Food Bank (GA) 92.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,646,180
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $464,106
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $956,570
Total Contributions $24,066,856
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $24,066,856
   Other Revenue $-54,441
TOTAL REVENUE $24,012,415
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,404,790
   Administrative Expenses $613,288
   Fundraising Expenses $404,768
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,422,846
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $589,569
   
Net Assets $5,048,582

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 $22,404,790 100.0%

Ratings History
Emergency Food Network has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 91.78 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.78 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2018 95.80 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 95.30 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 88.32 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.13 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 94.69 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.69 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.69 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 97.29 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 97.16 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 94.63 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 94.11 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 88.10 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 85.95 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 94.63 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 94-3131776
Name in IRS Master File EMERGENCY FOOD NETWORK OF TACOMA AND PIERCE COUNTY
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
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 April, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,923 0.56% Helen K. Mcgovern-Pilant Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Emergency Food Network (WA) 91.78 four stars
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 89.17 three stars
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 91.95 four stars
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (LA) 85.85 three stars
Interfaith Food Pantry (NJ) 94.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Emergency Food Network
3318 92nd Street South
Lakewood, WA 98499
tel: (253) 584-1040
fax: (253) 984-9368
EIN: 94-3131776

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Board Leadership

Paula Henson-Williams
Chair

CEO

Michelle Douglas
Executive Director

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