Mission: PROVIDES A SERVICE NETWORK FOR RELOCATION COMPANIES TO PICK UP NON- PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FROM THOSE WHO ARE MOVING AND DELIVER THEM TO LOCAL FOOD BANKS; ORGANIZES F ... (More)

Move for Hunger Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2009, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.moveforhunger.org

  PO BOX 608
Neptune NJ 07754-0608


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Move for Hunger Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

94

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

94

out of 100

The score earned by Move for Hunger Inc. is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

94

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

96.16%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

5/5 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Audited

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

3.48%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



ADAM LOWY, EXECUTIVE DI

$86,000


RICK SCHWARTZ, PRESIDENT

$0


STEPHAN LOWY, TRUSTEE

$0


BENJAMIN SAMUELS, TRUSTEE

$0


JENNA WEINERMAN, TRUSTEE

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Move for Hunger Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Revenue

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Received


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

We were able to shift our focus in terms of Development, as planned fundraising opportunities such as in person fundraisers and the Move For Hunger Race Team were practically non-existent after March 2020.As a hunger relief and rescue focused organization, we were able to refocus our development strategies that focused on a higher number of grant awards and larger donations then expected and this allowed us to speed up the development of our fresh foods program. We did receive a PPP loan and were able to keep our full staff during this uncertain time.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

While social distancing and quarantine regulations limited all in-person events such as our Truck Pulls and traditional food drives, we were able to come up with some innovative ways to engage our network. Our Move 2 Fight Hunger Endurance event allowed our partners to bond together (virtually) and help raise funds, our adapted Front Porch Food Drive allowed supporters to safely host a food drive right at home- over 90,000 pounds have been collected and delivered so far!-, and our efforts to start rescuing fresh and frozen food increased significantly as the need grew. There were a lot less traditional food drives as offices and schools were cautious and larger food rescues from events such as marathons were not available as events were either cancelled, postponed, or very stripped down.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We were able to engage our network of relocation professionals and transport food to help with larger food pick ups, whether delivering supplies to a food bank in need or helping to bring items to those working on the front lines. By summer of 2020, our team was able to refocus from in-person events and develop other ways of getting food to those in need. We were able to engage with a larger audience.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Being virtual has allowed our organization to embraced our new "Front Porch Food Drive", bringing the traditional food drive into the home in addition to public spaces like schools and offices. We were also able to expand our fresh food rescue pilot into a full program where we are currently looking to expand our partnerships with local organizations across the country that work with farmers for fresh and cold storage solutions. Virtual fundraising events, such as our Move 2 Fight Hunger Event, allow many more people to engage with our cause and we plan to offer virtual or hybrid options in the future.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Move for Hunger Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

Learn more about Impact & Results.


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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Move for Hunger Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$7,082,563

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


FOUGHT HUNGER THROUGH THE DONATION OF UNOPENED FOOD FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE MOVING OR RELOCATING. IN 2019, 3,639,375 POUNDS OF FOOD WERE COLLECTED FOR FOOD BANKS.


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Move for Hunger Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Move For Hunger is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


A world where food is not wasted and everyone has enough to eat.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Expand our fresh food recovery program

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Goal Two: Scale our mutlifamily program to 4,000 properties nationwide.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Increase our mover network and grow engagement

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Every employee is provided with a stipend to be used to learn new skills that they can bring back to the organization. Many employees have taken advantage of online and in-person courses and certifications. We have also recently offered a DEI course for both staff, management, and board to help with professional growth and awareness. We intend to continue to expand upon this training with additional ones throughout the year.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Move For Hunger has been effective over the years mobilizing entire industries (moving, corporate housing, relocation, multifamily) and their membership to help us in our mission to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Prior to Covid, we attended 30+ tradeshows annually working to educate, train, and recognize companies working with us to feed their communities. In 2022 we hope to be back on the road offering live events again as well as virtual events when appropriate. We plan on attending conferences and tradeshows again to help grow our network and bring awareness to the issues of hunger and food waste.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


While 2021 continued to be a year of adjustment, we took what we learned from the previous year and applied them to make the most impact. As an organization we continued to remain a largely remote team. Tools such as Slack, Asana, and Salesforce allowed up to successfully communicate internally and externally. Our Mover Members saw an extended “busy season”, seeing a large demand caused by delayed moves and home purchases. Members continued to execute the program and help with large rescues when requested. The MultiFamily program grew exponentially, as 2020 caused a halt with many restrictions in place. 2021 saw the return of many in person events and engagement activities and we more than doubled the amount of properties that collected food. This program saw its most impactful year, collecting over 125,000 lbs. The fresh food initiative blossomed. More than 700,000 lbs. of food was transported to food banks and pantries across the US and Canada. A pilot was launched with a NJ farm to help rescue food that would have been left to rot. We also teamed up with other hunger relief organizations to transport fresh food during the year. Finally, we continued to expand on virtual event opportunities like virtual food drives, our Move 2 Fight Hunger endurance challenge, and our educational SNAP challenge, that focused on employee engagement and CSR. As our organization continues to adapt to what our ‘new normal’ will look like, we hope that with all of the positive achievements we have been able to have, despite the last 2 challenging years, we can remain creative, innovative, and continue to do our work to fight hunger & food waste throughout the US & Canada, one move at a time.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

85

out of 100

Move for Hunger Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: Not Scored

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 85/100 (100% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

85

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

85/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization's score of 85 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 5 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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