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

Forgotten Harvest

Driving hunger from our community since 1990

85.57

21800 Greenfield Road Oak Park, MI 48237
tel: (248) 967-1500   Web Site
EIN: 38-2926476

Board Leadership
Hannan Lis
Chairman

CEO
Kirk Mayes
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.57
  Financial 80.00
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
95.9%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Forgotten Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Forgotten Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forgotten Harvest (MI) 85.57
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana Inc. (LA) 93.88
Foodshare (CT) 94.21
Connecticut Food Bank (CT) 91.45
North Helpline (WA) 87.42

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $73,901,334
   Federated Campaigns $215,818
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $852,243
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $602,605
Total Contributions $75,572,000
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $75,572,000
   Other Revenue $-19,820
TOTAL REVENUE $75,552,180
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $73,231,350
   Administrative Expenses $960,033
   Fundraising Expenses $2,455,374
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $76,646,757
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,094,577
   
Net Assets $11,097,645

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
Transportation of Food to Soup Kitchens $73,231,350 100.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.57
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.47
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 96.52
2013-06 11/01/2014 96.16
2012-06 10/01/2013 96.18
2012-06 09/01/2013 93.74
2011-06 06/01/2012 97.82
2010-06 11/01/2011 97.95
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.51
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 99.64
2008-06 06/01/2009 97.06
2007-06 08/01/2008 92.15
2006-06 08/01/2007 94.70

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 38-2926476
Name in IRS Master File FORGOTTEN HARVEST INC
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 October, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,787 0.18% Steve Ebben President

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forgotten Harvest (MI) 85.57
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 91.33
Flathead Food Bank (MT) 89.85
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (TX) 90.12
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 94.69

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Charity Contact Info

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

Hannan Lis
Chairman

CEO

Kirk Mayes
President & CEO

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