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

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Feed. Lead. Strengthen

four stars

94.01

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

Board Leadership
Erica Flores
President

CEO
Andrew Morehouse
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.01 four stars
  Financial 91.53 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Operations, Mobile Food Bank and Pantry on Wheels
Program Name: Food Operations, Mobile Food Bank and Pantry on Wheels

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of Western Massachusetts 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 of Western Massachusetts’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 September 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

four stars

91.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
92.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 94.01 four stars
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 96.66 four stars
Midwest Food Bank, NFP (IL) 96.46 four stars
Hawaii Foodbank (HI) 92.44 four stars
Greater Lansing Food Bank (MI) 90.52 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,816,744
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,892,665
Total Contributions $18,709,409
   Program Service Revenue $201,622
Total Primary Revenue $18,911,031
   Other Revenue $354,649
TOTAL REVENUE $19,265,680
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,820,402
   Administrative Expenses $601,277
   Fundraising Expenses $751,011
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,172,690
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $92,990
   
Net Assets $7,618,118

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 $16,955,985 95.1%
Nutrition Education $404,814 2.3%
Support for Local Food Providers $198,933 1.1%

Ratings History
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 94.01 four stars
2018-09 03/01/2020 92.90 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,763 0.60% Andrew Morehouse Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 94.01 four stars
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 91.80 four stars
Food Bank of South Jersey (NJ) 92.92 four stars
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 96.39 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 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

Erica Flores
President

CEO

Andrew Morehouse
Executive Director

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