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

Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community (Washtenaw County, Michigan).

four stars

98.23

1 Carrot Way Ann Arbor, MI 48113
tel: (734) 761-2796   Web Site
EIN: 38-2853858

Board Leadership
Fran Petonic
Chair

CEO
Eileen Spring
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017. Please note that this organization participated in a feasibility pilot to allow rated organizations to provide us with their most recently filed Form 990 after filing and before we have received the digitally processed file from the IRS ourselves.

Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community by: reducing food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and non-perishable food; coordinating with other hunger relief providers; educating the public about hunger; and developing new food resources. Food Gatherers is not only Michigan's first food rescue program, but the first program of its kind to be founded by a for-profit business, Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1988, we provide enough food for nearly 14,000 meals a day to 150 community programs serving our neighbors, mostly families and children, in need of food. More than 7,000 different volunteers donate their time to Food Gatherers annually. Volunteers account for the majority of hours worked at Food Gatherers. Since 1988, Food Gatherers has distributed more than 54 million pounds of food throughout Washtenaw County.

Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community by: reducing food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and non-perishable food; coordinating with other hunger relief providers; educating the public about hunger; and developing new food resources. Food Gatherers is not only Michigan's first food rescue program, but the first program of its kind to be founded by a for-profit business, Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1988, we provide enough food for nearly 14,000 meals a day to 150 community programs serving our neighbors, mostly families and children, in need of food. More than 7,000 different volunteers donate their time to Food Gatherers annually. Volunteers account for the majority of hours worked at Food Gatherers. Since 1988, Food Gatherers has distributed more than 54 million pounds of food throughout Washtenaw County.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid
44,500
Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted
28
Number of health outcomes improved
350
Number of clients served
82,323
Number of overall donors
6,563
Number of first-time donors
1,671
Number of new advocates recruited
16
Average number of service recipients per month
13,313
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This results data is current as of November 2017, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Results information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time. data iconLearn More

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Gatherers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Gatherers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Gatherers (MI) 98.23 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 96.46 four stars
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc. (OH) 95.05 four stars
Manna Food Center (MD) 90.00 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 94.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,724,468
   Federated Campaigns $185,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $671,537
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,581,005
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,581,005
   Other Revenue $132,538
TOTAL REVENUE $13,713,543
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,043,093
   Administrative Expenses $374,409
   Fundraising Expenses $281,206
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,698,708
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,835
   
Net Assets $7,694,419

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 Rescue and Distribution $12,592,483 96.5%
Community Kitchen $409,647 3.1%

Ratings History
Food Gatherers has received 14 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 98.01 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.52 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 93.89 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 99.69 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 93.27 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.17 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 12/22/2010 96.00 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 97.40 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 99.67 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 97.78 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 99.58 four stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 99.57 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 97.03 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 38-2853858
Name in IRS Master File FOOD GATHERERS
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 (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 September, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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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
$131,250 0.95% Eileen Spring President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Gatherers (MI) 98.23 four stars
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County (CA) 91.36 four stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 95.26 four stars
North Texas Food Bank (TX) 94.69 four stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 91.56 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Gatherers
1 Carrot Way
Ann Arbor, MI 48113
tel: (734) 761-2796
fax: (734) 930-0550
EIN: 38-2853858

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 131037
Ann Arbor, MI 48113

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Board Leadership

Fran Petonic
Chair

CEO

Eileen Spring
President and CEO

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