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

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Together we can solve hunger.

three stars

87.62

1700 West Fond du Lac Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53205
tel: (800) 236-1208   Web Site
EIN: 39-1384593

Board Leadership
Mike Fordney
Board Chairman

CEO
Patti Habeck
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the largest, private, nonprofit hunger relief organization in the state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1982 by the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a local and independent member of the Feeding America network. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin collaborates with more than 400 partner hunger relief organizations, including food pantries, meal programs, shelters and community-based mobile pantries to provide meals to 400,000 people annually across 35 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin also supports programs that improve food security for people in need, advocates on their behalf and works collaboratively to solve hunger.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the largest, private, nonprofit hunger relief organization in the state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1982 by the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a local and independent member of the Feeding America network. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin collaborates with more than 400 partner hunger relief organizations, including food pantries, meal programs, shelters and community-based mobile pantries to provide meals to 400,000 people annually across 35 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin also supports programs that improve food security for people in need, advocates on their behalf and works collaboratively to solve hunger.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Mobile Pantries, Food Bank, School Pantries, BackPack Program, Kids Cafe, Greater Galilee Senior Program and Diabetic-Friendly Food Pantry
Program Name: Mobile Pantries, Food Bank, School Pantries, BackPack Program, Kids Cafe, Greater Galilee Senior Program and Diabetic-Friendly Food Pantry

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
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and 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 Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin 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 Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’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

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
97.2%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 87.62 three stars
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 90.39 four stars
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 85.69 three stars
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GA) 93.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $50,002,826
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $198,279
   Related Organizations $138,273
   Government Grants $38,896
Total Contributions $50,378,274
   Program Service Revenue $1,503,176
Total Primary Revenue $51,881,450
   Other Revenue $352,916
TOTAL REVENUE $52,234,366
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $50,007,523
   Administrative Expenses $569,697
   Fundraising Expenses $1,110,150
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $51,687,370
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $546,996
   
Net Assets $15,132,212

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 $50,007,523 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 08/01/2020 87.62 three stars
2019-06 07/01/2020 86.39 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.16 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.65 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 90.63 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.20 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 91.52 four stars
2014-06 04/01/2015 94.00 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 96.53 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 94.66 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 96.53 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 97.16 four stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 89.80 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.02 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 03/01/2010 79.57 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 80.61 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 76.10 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 81.01 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 95.85 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 39-1384593
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING AMERICA EASTERN WISCONSIN 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(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, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,158 0.30% Patricia M. Habeck President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 87.62 three stars
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 88.07 three stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 91.00 four stars
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 87.37 three stars
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
1700 West Fond du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205
tel: (800) 236-1208
fax: (414) 931-1996
EIN: 39-1384593

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Board Leadership

Mike Fordney
Board Chairman

CEO

Patti Habeck
President and CEO

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