Disable all preview features

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

The Billings Food Bank

Food for today. Hope for tomorrow.

four stars

90.02

P.O. Box 1158 2112 Fourth Avenue North
Billings, MT 59103
tel: (406) 259-2856   Web Site
EIN: 36-3519470

Board Leadership
Kathy Whittenberger
President

CEO
Sheryle Shandy
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.02 four stars
  Financial 91.16 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Billings Food Bank was started in 1982 with four area churches designating the first Sunday of every month as Food Bank Sunday. The program has since grown with ownership of a 27,000 square foot warehouse. Currently, we are providing over $5 million in food an other essentials to over 40 agencies within Montana and offering support to other states and countries when the need arises and resources are available. We also provide food and nutrition classes in our Montana Harvest Kitchen, and developed Montana's first certified commercial kitchen and food processing center to be used by entrepreneurs wanting to develop their own food related business.

The Billings Food Bank was started in 1982 with four area churches designating the first Sunday of every month as Food Bank Sunday. The program has since grown with ownership of a 27,000 square foot warehouse. Currently, we are providing over $5 million in food an other essentials to over 40 agencies within Montana and offering support to other states and countries when the need arises and resources are available. We also provide food and nutrition classes in our Montana Harvest Kitchen, and developed Montana's first certified commercial kitchen and food processing center to be used by entrepreneurs wanting to develop their own food related business.

Results Information

Looking for Results Data?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, Classy, and GlobalGiving, to display impact-related information for rated nonprofits. However, not all rated nonprofits have provided results information yet. Each of these partners has supplied Charity Navigator with the results information they receive directly from nonprofits. Submissions must be made on our partner's websites and we plan to update the display of this information regularly.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its results information, please click below. Note, this is simply an indication of your interest.

Financial

four stars

91.16

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
99.2%
  Administrative Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Billings Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Billings Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.02 four stars
Food Bank of Northern Indiana (IN) 86.61 three stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 93.41 four stars
Worcester County Food Bank (MA) 95.58 four stars
Emergency Food Network (WA) 95.80 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $32,213,792
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $32,213,792
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $32,213,792
   Other Revenue $136,727
TOTAL REVENUE $32,350,519
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,527,437
   Administrative Expenses $175,130
   Fundraising Expenses $65,552
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,768,119
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-417,600
   
Net Assets $8,178,591

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 $32,527,437 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/22/2017 90.02 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.97 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.67 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2015 93.91 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 99.93 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 95.04 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 90.10 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.73 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 97.65 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 92.43 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 94.91 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2008 89.20 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 92.38 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 92.37 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 36-3519470
Name in IRS Master File BILLINGS FOOD BANK INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
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 August, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,803 0.28% Sheryle Shandy Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.02 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (LA) 92.92 four stars
Food Pantry of Waukesha County (WI) 88.03 three stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 93.41 four stars
Feeding South Dakota (SD) 95.07 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

The Billings Food Bank
P.O. Box 1158
2112 Fourth Avenue North
Billings, MT 59103
tel: (406) 259-2856
fax: (406) 259-9847
EIN: 36-3519470

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Kathy Whittenberger
President

CEO

Sheryle Shandy
Chief Executive Officer

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.