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

Emergency Food Network

So that no person goes hungry.

four stars

95.30

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

Board Leadership
Sharon Snuffin
Chair

CEO
Helen McGovern-Pilant
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.30 four stars
  Financial 94.07 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
97.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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) 95.30 four stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 100.00 four stars
Utah Food Bank (UT) 93.38 four stars
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 97.17 four stars
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars

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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 70 partner food banks, hot meal sites and shelters with more than 15 million pounds of food each year. The ability to procure donated food, purchase food in bulk and grow food on Mother Earth Farm allows EFN to distribute $12 worth of food for every $1 received.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,964,367
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $110,897
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $801,742
Total Contributions $26,877,006
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $26,877,006
   Other Revenue $136,688
TOTAL REVENUE $27,013,694
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,934,131
   Administrative Expenses $260,401
   Fundraising Expenses $375,086
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,569,618
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,444,076
   
Net Assets $4,305,896

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 $24,934,131 100.0%

Ratings History
Emergency Food Network has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,177 0.44% Helen McGovern-Pilant Executive Director

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 70 partner food banks, hot meal sites and shelters with more than 15 million pounds of food each year. The ability to procure donated food, purchase food in bulk and grow food on Mother Earth Farm allows EFN to distribute $12 worth of food for every $1 received.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Emergency Food Network (WA) 95.30 four stars
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 94.66 four stars
Manna on Main Street (PA) 91.37 four stars
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 96.11 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 95.78 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

Sharon Snuffin
Chair

CEO

Helen McGovern-Pilant
Executive Director

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