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

Forgotten Harvest

Driving hunger from our community since 1990

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three stars

88.73

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 88.73 three stars
  Financial 84.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of pounds of food distributed
45,800,000
Number of pounds of food rescued
45,800,000
Number of pounds of food raised for distribution on the Forgotten Harvest Farm
660,000
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
70,000
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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
95.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
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) 88.73 three stars
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 93.22 four stars
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 88.81 three stars
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (MN) 94.46 four stars
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $84,479,991
   Federated Campaigns $270,619
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $722,706
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $578,789
Total Contributions $86,052,105
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $86,052,105
   Other Revenue $-15,553
TOTAL REVENUE $86,036,552
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $82,030,851
   Administrative Expenses $1,024,936
   Fundraising Expenses $2,552,584
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $85,608,371
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $428,181
   
Net Assets $11,599,375

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 $82,030,851 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 88.73 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2018 87.62 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 85.38 three stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,400 0.20% Kirk Mayes Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Forgotten Harvest (MI) 88.73 three stars
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 88.81 three stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 92.77 four stars
Food Gatherers (MI) 98.23 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (NC) 90.22 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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