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Hunger Free America

Ending Hunger Lifts Us All

three stars

85.79

50 Broad Street Suite 1103
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 825-0028   Web Site
EIN: 13-3471350

Board Leadership
Cassandra Agredo & Julia Duncan
Co-Chairs

CEO
Joel Berg
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.79 three stars
  Financial 79.91 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

HUNGER FREE AMERICA (formerly known as the NYC Coalition Against Hunger) is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. We are both a direct service and advocacy organization - with each component strengthening the other. As a direct service provider, we assist low-income families obtain aid from government programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formerly called the Food Stamp program - and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program so that people struggling to pay their bills have access to nutritious food. We also connect families nationwide with private food resources. Because our staff works daily on the front lines of hunger, and because we empower low-income people to speak out on their own behalf, that makes us one of the nation's most effective advocates for improved economic and public policies.

HUNGER FREE AMERICA (formerly known as the NYC Coalition Against Hunger) is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. We are both a direct service and advocacy organization - with each component strengthening the other. As a direct service provider, we assist low-income families obtain aid from government programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formerly called the Food Stamp program - and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program so that people struggling to pay their bills have access to nutritious food. We also connect families nationwide with private food resources. Because our staff works daily on the front lines of hunger, and because we empower low-income people to speak out on their own behalf, that makes us one of the nation's most effective advocates for improved economic and public policies.

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Financial

two stars

79.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth -5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hunger Free America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hunger Free America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hunger Free America (NY) 85.79 three stars
SnowCap Community Charities (OR) 92.63 four stars
Citymeals-on-Wheels (NY) 90.02 four stars
Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County (SC) 89.37 three stars
Open Hand (GA) 89.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,368,044
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $750,965
Total Contributions $2,119,009
   Program Service Revenue $439,725
Total Primary Revenue $2,558,734
   Other Revenue $7,181
TOTAL REVENUE $2,565,915
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,684,579
   Administrative Expenses $307,812
   Fundraising Expenses $193,181
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,185,572
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-619,657
   
Net Assets $1,016,462

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.79 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 88.51 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.87 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.32 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 92.99 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 93.00 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 94.13 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 93.38 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 93.54 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.40 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 93.17 four stars
2008-12 09/01/2010 93.21 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 13-3471350
Name in IRS Master File HUNGER FREE AMERICA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
(209) Research, development and testing
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, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,457 4.00% Joel Berg CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hunger Free America (NY) 85.79 three stars
The Banquet (SD) 85.68 three stars
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (TX) 92.77 four stars
Project Angel Heart (CO) 93.61 four stars
FamilyWorks (WA) 90.19 four stars

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Official Charity Response

Firstly, thank you to everyone who has supported Hunger Free America (formerly known as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger) over the last 37 years. We are proud of the work that we do and are focusing more than ever on ensuring our financial sustainability so we can continue to help those struggling with hunger. We have historically always received a four-star rating by Charity Navigator, but in 2018, we faced a sharp decline in funding, which was factored into our most recent rating. In 2019, we greatly diversified our sources of funding, increased our revenue, and are confident in our ability to effectively carry out our services well into the future. The coronavirus pandemic has called on us to continue to assist the tens of millions of Americans who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. We hope you’ll join us.

Charity Contact Info

Hunger Free America
50 Broad Street
Suite 1103
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 825-0028
fax: (212) 825-0267
EIN: 13-3471350

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Board Leadership

Cassandra Agredo & Julia Duncan
Co-Chairs

CEO

Joel Berg
Chief Executive Officer

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