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Forgotten Harvest
21800 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
tel: (248) 967-1500
fax: (248) 967-1510
EIN: 38-2926476

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Board Leadership

Joyce Jenereaux


Kirk Mayes
President & CEO

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

Forgotten Harvest

Driving hunger from our community since 1990

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 4 stars
  Financial 95.00 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 29.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Forgotten Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $88,261,296
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,185,645
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $735,746
Total Contributions $90,182,687
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $90,182,687
   Other Revenue $116,691
TOTAL REVENUE $90,299,378
   Program Expenses $89,566,180
   Administrative Expenses $761,228
   Fundraising Expenses $2,552,272
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,580,302
Net Assets $12,407,528

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,816 0.14% Susan Goodell President & CEO


Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. In fiscal year 2011 - 2012, Forgotten Harvest will rescue over 42 million pounds of food by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from a variety of sources including grocery stores, restaurant, caterers, farms, wholesale food distributors and other health department approved sources. This nutritious food is delivered absolutely free of charge to 250 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and mobile pantries in the metro Detroit area.

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