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

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Striving to eliminate hunger

four stars

91.34

500-B Spratt Street Charlotte, NC 28206
tel: (704) 376-1785   Web Site
EIN: 56-1352593

Board Leadership
Bill Tripet
Chair

CEO
Kay Carter
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.34 four stars
  Financial 88.43 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1981, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. SHFBM provides a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. We serve 14 counties in North Carolina and five counties in South Carolina. SHFBM provides food for over 600 partner agencies including soup kitchens, emergency pantries, residential care facilities, homeless shelters, senior programs, and low income daycares.

Established in 1981, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. SHFBM provides a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. We serve 14 counties in North Carolina and five counties in South Carolina. SHFBM provides food for over 600 partner agencies including soup kitchens, emergency pantries, residential care facilities, homeless shelters, senior programs, and low income daycares.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina
Program Activities
Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$1 provides a meal to a person in need.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
97.3%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (NC) 91.34 four stars
Shared Harvest Foodbank (OH) 86.64 three stars
Food Pantry of Waukesha County (WI) 87.96 three stars
Operation Food Search (MO) 96.65 four stars
United Food Bank (AZ) 87.91 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $94,427,056
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,640,380
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $833,235
Total Contributions $96,900,671
   Program Service Revenue $772,588
Total Primary Revenue $97,673,259
   Other Revenue $422,596
TOTAL REVENUE $98,095,855
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $93,765,432
   Administrative Expenses $949,927
   Fundraising Expenses $1,767,538
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $96,482,897
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,612,958
   
Net Assets $13,088,653

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
Grocery Product Collection and Distribution $93,765,432 100.0%

Ratings History
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 91.34 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.22 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 91.17 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.88 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.96 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.80 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.67 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 94.67 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.68 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 97.25 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 97.23 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 94.72 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 94.71 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 56-1352593
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF METROLINA 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 (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
(408) Community service organization
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 March, 1984
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$251,331 0.26% Kay Carter CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (NC) 91.34 four stars
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (CA) 87.18 three stars
Manna on Main Street (PA) 85.01 three stars
City Harvest (NY) 87.30 three stars
Loudoun Hunger Relief (VA) 96.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
tel: (704) 376-1785
fax: (704) 342-1601
EIN: 56-1352593

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Board Leadership

Bill Tripet
Chair

CEO

Kay Carter
Chief Executive Officer

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