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

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Feed. Lead. Strengthen

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four stars

90.87

97 North Hatfield Road Hatfield, MA 01038
tel: (413) 247-9738   Web Site
EIN: 04-2751023

Board Leadership
Jacqueline Charron
President

CEO
Andrew Morehouse
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.87 four stars
  Financial 87.09 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission: To feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger.

Vision: A Western Massachusetts where no one goes hungry and everyone has access to nutritious food.

Core value: We believe that everyone has the right to healthy food regardless of their circumstances.

The Food Bank is the leading provider of emergency food and other food assistance to more than 223,000 individuals at risk of hunger in the four counties of Western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties). We also lead the community to end hunger through public education and advocacy.

For more information on how you can get involved in your community, visit www.foodbankwma.org

Mission: To feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger.

Vision: A Western Massachusetts where no one goes hungry and everyone has access to nutritious food.

Core value: We believe that everyone has the right to healthy food regardless of their circumstances.

The Food Bank is the leading provider of emergency food and other food assistance to more than 223,000 individuals at risk of hunger in the four counties of Western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties). We also lead the community to end hunger through public education and advocacy.

For more information on how you can get involved in your community, visit www.foodbankwma.org

Impact Information

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Financial

three stars

87.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 90.87 four stars
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 93.37 four stars
Chattanooga Area Food Bank (TN) 93.20 four stars
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 91.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,523,265
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,126,595
Total Contributions $15,649,860
   Program Service Revenue $172,785
Total Primary Revenue $15,822,645
   Other Revenue $272,932
TOTAL REVENUE $16,095,577
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,732,180
   Administrative Expenses $640,804
   Fundraising Expenses $663,800
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,036,784
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $58,793
   
Net Assets $7,486,530

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 Operations, Delivery & Brown Bag $13,813,574 93.8%
Support for Local Food Providers $351,790 2.4%
Nutrition Education $283,818 1.9%

Ratings History
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 90.87 four stars
2016-09 08/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-09 09/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 94.57 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 83.30 three stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 81.72 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 94.02 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 95.96 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 95.44 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 94.30 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 68.94 one star

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

EIN 04-2751023
Name in IRS Master File THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$109,819 0.68% Andrew Morehouse Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 90.87 four stars
FreeStore FoodBank (OH) 92.73 four stars
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 93.52 four stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 91.71 four stars
Feeding Tampa Bay (FL) 92.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
97 North Hatfield Road
Hatfield, MA 01038
tel: (413) 247-9738
fax: (413) 247-9577
EIN: 04-2751023

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 160
Hatfield, MA 01038

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Board Leadership

Jacqueline Charron
President

CEO

Andrew Morehouse
Executive Director

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