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

Vermont Foodbank

Gather. Share. Nurture.

three stars

88.97

33 Parker Road Wilson Industrial Park
Barre, VT 05641
tel: (800) 585-2265   Web Site
EIN: 22-3021942

Board Leadership
Doug Lantagne
Chair

CEO
John Sayles
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.97 three stars
  Financial 84.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Opened in 1986, the mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. Today the Vermont Foodbank, Vermont's only food bank, serves 215 Network Partners that assist as many as 153,000 Vermonters each year. Last year, the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 11 million pounds of food to its Network Partners and to individuals throughout the state from its distribution centers in Barre, Brattleboro and Rutland.

Opened in 1986, the mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. Today the Vermont Foodbank, Vermont's only food bank, serves 215 Network Partners that assist as many as 153,000 Vermonters each year. Last year, the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 11 million pounds of food to its Network Partners and to individuals throughout the state from its distribution centers in Barre, Brattleboro and Rutland.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Distribution, VeggieVanGo, Food to Older Adults and BackPack Program
Program Name: Food Distribution, VeggieVanGo, Food to Older Adults and BackPack Program

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
Vermont Foodbank 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 Vermont Foodbank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Vermont Foodbank 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 Vermont Foodbank’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

84.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
91.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vermont Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vermont Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont Foodbank (VT) 88.97 three stars
Community Food Share (CO) 96.60 four stars
United Food Bank (AZ) 85.85 three stars
Anne Arundel County Food Bank (MD) 96.66 four stars
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 91.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,581,425
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,440,094
Total Contributions $26,021,519
   Program Service Revenue $220,529
Total Primary Revenue $26,242,048
   Other Revenue $371,390
TOTAL REVENUE $26,613,438
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,217,292
   Administrative Expenses $740,105
   Fundraising Expenses $1,648,627
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,606,024
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,007,414
   
Net Assets $13,743,090

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 $21,217,292 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/01/2020 88.97 three stars
2018-09 09/03/2019 95.00 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 95.76 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 94.52 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 90.34 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 88.85 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 95.77 four stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 96.33 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 96.74 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 95.16 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 93.73 four stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 88.93 three stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 90.36 four stars
2006-09 04/01/2007 81.38 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 75.63 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 91.55 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 22-3021942
Name in IRS Master File VERMONT FOODBANK
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
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 May, 1990
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,236 0.61% John Sayles CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont Foodbank (VT) 88.97 three stars
Midwest Food Bank, NFP (IL) 96.46 four stars
University District Food Bank (WA) 93.91 four stars
Food Lifeline (WA) 92.92 four stars
Community Food Share (CO) 96.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vermont Foodbank
33 Parker Road
Wilson Industrial Park
Barre, VT 05641
tel: (800) 585-2265
fax: (802) 476-0319
EIN: 22-3021942

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Board Leadership

Doug Lantagne
Chair

CEO

John Sayles
Chief Executive Officer

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