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

Vermont Foodbank

Gather. Share. Nurture.

96.35

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

Board Leadership
Jeff Tieman
Chair

CEO
John Sayles
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.35
  Financial 94.85
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

94.85

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
91.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
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) 96.35
All Faiths Food Bank (FL) 96.46
Community Food Share (CO) 97.13
Atlanta Community Food Bank (GA) 90.00
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 94.70

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $37,473,510
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,185,544
Total Contributions $45,659,054
   Program Service Revenue $132,169
Total Primary Revenue $45,791,223
   Other Revenue $-1,302,687
TOTAL REVENUE $44,488,536
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,813,632
   Administrative Expenses $805,566
   Fundraising Expenses $1,810,383
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,429,581
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,058,955
   
Net Assets $23,909,889

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 $31,813,632 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 12/01/2021 96.35
2019-09 12/01/2020 88.97
2018-09 09/03/2019 95.00
2017-09 09/01/2018 95.76
2016-09 10/01/2017 94.52
2015-09 07/01/2016 90.34
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.19
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 88.85
2013-09 10/01/2014 95.77
2012-09 08/01/2013 96.33
2011-09 06/01/2012 96.74
2010-09 09/20/2011 95.16
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 93.73
2008-09 08/01/2009 88.93
2007-09 06/01/2008 90.36
2006-09 04/01/2007 81.38
2005-09 07/01/2006 75.63
2004-09 07/01/2005 91.55

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
$152,561 0.44% John Sayles CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont Foodbank (VT) 96.35
All Faiths Food Bank (FL) 96.46
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 91.20
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 87.70
nourish.NJ (NJ) 91.20

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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

Jeff Tieman
Chair

CEO

John Sayles
Chief Executive Officer

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