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

Missoula Food Bank

We nourish community

four stars

95.47

1720 Wyoming Street Missoula, MT 59801
tel: (406) 549-0543   Web Site
EIN: 81-0414143

Board Leadership
Jody Verity
President

CEO
Aaron Brock
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Missoula Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to people, and strives to reduce hunger. Each year we distribute more than 1,000 tons of food - canned goods, fresh produce, bakery items, cereal, baby food, formula and more - to Missoula area residents. That's enough to serve roughly 3,000 households a month. Our staff and volunteers provide food to those who need it through a variety of programs and services: our free store on Wyoming Street; the ROOTS program serving home-bound, low income seniors; Kids Table and our EmPower Pack program providing meals to children at risk of hunger during weekends and school vacations; and our satellite distribution sites in Lolo and Potomac, MT.

Missoula Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to people, and strives to reduce hunger. Each year we distribute more than 1,000 tons of food - canned goods, fresh produce, bakery items, cereal, baby food, formula and more - to Missoula area residents. That's enough to serve roughly 3,000 households a month. Our staff and volunteers provide food to those who need it through a variety of programs and services: our free store on Wyoming Street; the ROOTS program serving home-bound, low income seniors; Kids Table and our EmPower Pack program providing meals to children at risk of hunger during weekends and school vacations; and our satellite distribution sites in Lolo and Potomac, MT.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: ROOTS Program for Seniors, Kids Empower Pack, Kids Table, Emergency Food and Hunger Relief Agency Distribution
Program Name: ROOTS Program for Seniors, Kids Empower Pack, Kids Table, Emergency Food and Hunger Relief Agency Distribution

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
Missoula Food Bank and Community Center 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
$0.90 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 Missoula Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Missoula Food Bank and Community Center 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 Missoula Food Bank and Community Center’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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Missoula Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Missoula Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Missoula Food Bank (MT) 95.47 four stars
Lakeview Pantry (IL) 89.70 three stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 91.32 four stars
Food Pantry of Waukesha County (WI) 88.89 three stars
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico (NM) 89.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,447,614
   Federated Campaigns $3,351
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $48
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $914,583
Total Contributions $5,365,596
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,365,596
   Other Revenue $95,777
TOTAL REVENUE $5,461,373
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,969,144
   Administrative Expenses $251,097
   Fundraising Expenses $158,706
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,378,947
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $82,426
   
Net Assets $7,356,542

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 Bank $4,969,144 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 95.47 four stars
2018-06 04/01/2019 93.32 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.34 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 92.74 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 90.43 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.11 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.99 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.11 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 86.12 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 86.35 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 87.16 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.03 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 96.90 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 94.20 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 92.50 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 89.00 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 84.97 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 91.64 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 81-0414143
Name in IRS Master File MISSOULA FOOD BANK & COMMUNITY CENTER INCORPORATED
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 April, 1984
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$69,611 1.29% Aaron Brock Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Missoula Food Bank (MT) 95.47 four stars
Food Pantry of Waukesha County (WI) 88.89 three stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 91.23 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 94.69 four stars
The Foodbank (OH) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Missoula Food Bank
1720 Wyoming Street
Missoula, MT 59801
tel: (406) 549-0543
fax: (406) 549-1811
EIN: 81-0414143

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Board Leadership

Jody Verity
President

CEO

Aaron Brock
Executive Director

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