Better Business Bureau Report for
Central Missouri Food Bank Network, Inc

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2008
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2010

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Central Missouri Food Bank Network, Inc
Address: 2101 Vandiver Drive, Suite B
  Columbia, MO 65202
Phone: 573-474-1020
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1981, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Through empowerment, education, and partnership, CMFB brings together community resources to feed people in need.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Central Missouri Food Bank Network, Inc (CMFB) does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

The organization does not meet this Standard because its annual report does not identify its program service expenses, total income, total fund raising expenses, total administrative expenses, or its total end of year net assets for the past fiscal year. 

Standard 18: Privacy for Written Appeals & Internet Privacy - Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

The organization does not meet this Standard because it solicits donations on its website, but it does not provide a link to its internet privacy policy.

In addition, the St. Louis Better Business Bureau requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s finances and solicitation materials and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 2Standards for Charity Accountability: 14 and 15.
Central Missouri Food Bank Network, Inc (CMFB) meets the remaining 16 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Central Missouri Food Bank is a regional network providing disaster and hunger relief through 145 agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters for the homeless and abused, senior programs, children’s feeding programs, and 60 partner elementary schools in 33 counties in central and northeast Missouri.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, CMFB's program expenses were:

Food Distribution 36,018,611
Food Pantry 182,767
Food 4 Kids 12,552
Total Program Expenses: $36,213,930
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Chief Executive : Peggy Kirkpatrick, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Sarah Maguffee
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 36

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $35,863,675, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on CMFB's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

Source of Funds  
Food donations 33,794,634
Donations, fundraising and grants 1,763,370
United Way 305,671
USDA commodities reimursements 161,570
Rental Income 98,360
CSFP commodities reimbursements 34,648
Miscellaneous revenue 19,635
Interest 4,988
Total Income $36,182,876


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 98%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 1% 

Total income $36,182,876
Program expenses $36,213,930
Fund raising expenses 351,703
Administrative expenses 298,687
Total expenses $36,864,320
Expenses in Excess of Income (681,444)
Beginning net assets 4,435,133
Ending net assets 3,753,689
Total liabilities 415,367
Total assets $4,169,056

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