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

Forgotten Harvest

Driving hunger from our community since 1990

three stars

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 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
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

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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 three stars
The Food Depot (NM) 96.66 four stars
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc. (OH) 100.00 four stars
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (MN) 96.60 four stars
Loudoun Hunger Relief (VA) 89.12 three stars

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Forgotten Harvest is dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste. Established in 1990, Forgotten Harvest rescues fresh food from 800 donors, including wholesalers, farmers, dairies, and 267 grocery stores. This food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered at no charge to 257 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and mobile pantries serving food-insecure families and individuals across metro Detroit. During fiscal year 2015 - 2016, Forgotten Harvest rescued and distributed 42.3 million pounds of food.

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%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.57 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 96.52 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 96.16 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 96.18 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 93.74 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 97.82 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 97.95 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.51 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 99.64 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 97.06 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 92.15 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 94.70 four stars

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 is dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste. Established in 1990, Forgotten Harvest rescues fresh food from 800 donors, including wholesalers, farmers, dairies, and 267 grocery stores. This food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered at no charge to 257 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and mobile pantries serving food-insecure families and individuals across metro Detroit. During fiscal year 2015 - 2016, Forgotten Harvest rescued and distributed 42.3 million pounds of food.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forgotten Harvest (MI) 85.57 three stars
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (CA) 85.03 three stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 98.23 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 92.00 four stars
Second Harvest Inland Northwest (WA) 93.32 four stars

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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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