Charity ReviewIssued: April 2015 Expires: May 2017
Montana Food Bank Network, Inc.
Standards for Charity Accountability
Montana Food Bank Network, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
The mission of the Montana Food Bank Network is to end hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy.
Incorporated: 1984 in MT
One in seven Montanans struggle with hunger. Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) works to end hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy.
As the only statewide food bank, MFBN solicits, sorts, repackages, warehouses, and distributes donated and purchased food to charitable programs that directly serve hungry Montanans. From a main warehouse and office in Missoula, MFBN distributes emergency food across the state through a network of nearly 200 Partner Agencies. MFBN is the only fully privileged Montana member of Feeding America, the national hunger fighting organization.
Each year the Montana Food Bank Network distributes approximately 8 million pounds of food around the state. MFBN partners with local emergency food programs to feed those who may otherwise go hungry, including women and children, the elderly, people with disabilities and the working poor. MFBN delivers food across the 150,000 square miles that comprises Montana, from larger towns to remote communities and Indian Reservations that often rely on MFBN to provide 100% of the food they distribute. MFBN also offers Partner Agencies ongoing support, services, and a variety of tools to help strengthen their programs.
In addition to providing emergency food, the Montana Food Bank Network works to end hunger in Montana through public policy solutions at the local, state, and federal levels. MFBN works on an ongoing basis with legislators, government officials, and the hunger-relief community to make ending hunger in Montana a priority. MFBN works to increase awareness of and access to public nutrition programs by providing outreach materials to agencies around the state working with low-income clients, offering outreach and application assistance webinars to service providers, and providing assistance to those interested in applying for public nutrition programs.
CEO: Ms. Gayle Gifford, Chief Executive Officer Compensation:* $59,779 Business Affiliation: Montana Food Bank Network, Inc.
Board Chair: Mr. Ross Tillman, Shareholder Business Affiliation: Boone Karlberg PC
Board Size: 2
Staff: 18* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 5.96%
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.
The following information is based on Montana Food Bank Network, Inc. Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Monday, June 30, 2014.
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