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

Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Building hunger-free communities

four stars

92.61

915 Douglas Street Saint Joseph, MO 64505
tel: (816) 364-3663   Web Site
EIN: 43-1268319

Board Leadership
Amy Ryan
Chair

CEO
Chad Higdon
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.61 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Because we care about those who struggle with hunger, the mission of Second Harvest Community Food Bank is to provide nourishment and hope to the hungry in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas, while engaging and empowering the region in the fight to end hunger . Second Harvest is a nonprofit food distribution hub and food bank serving over 75 Partner Agencies in 19 counties across Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. Last year we distributed over 8.6 million pounds of food in hunger relief efforts to over 46,000 individuals who suffer from food insecurity.

Because we care about those who struggle with hunger, the mission of Second Harvest Community Food Bank is to provide nourishment and hope to the hungry in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas, while engaging and empowering the region in the fight to end hunger . Second Harvest is a nonprofit food distribution hub and food bank serving over 75 Partner Agencies in 19 counties across Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. Last year we distributed over 8.6 million pounds of food in hunger relief efforts to over 46,000 individuals who suffer from food insecurity.

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 Community Food Bank
Program Activities
Second Harvest Community Food Bank 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
$2 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 Community Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Community Food Bank 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 Community Food Bank’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 June 2020, 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

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
96.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth -3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Community Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Community Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 92.61 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 92.92 four stars
Greater Lansing Food Bank (MI) 91.02 four stars
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (IN) 96.46 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 90.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,735,610
   Federated Campaigns $7,033
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $63,367
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,538,060
Total Contributions $9,344,070
   Program Service Revenue $284,377
Total Primary Revenue $9,628,447
   Other Revenue $79,824
TOTAL REVENUE $9,708,271
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,454,127
   Administrative Expenses $104,387
   Fundraising Expenses $354,080
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,912,594
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-204,323
   
Net Assets $3,622,241

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
Distributes Food $9,454,127 100.0%

Ratings History
Second Harvest Community Food Bank has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 92.61 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.83 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 96.14 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.05 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 97.86 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 98.05 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 97.94 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 97.15 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 43-1268319
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
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
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 December, 1982
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
$82,441 0.83% Chad Higdon Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 92.61 four stars
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 90.85 four stars
Shared Harvest Foodbank (OH) 89.57 three stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico (NM) 89.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Community Food Bank
915 Douglas Street
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
tel: (816) 364-3663
fax: (816) 364-6404
EIN: 43-1268319

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Board Leadership

Amy Ryan
Chair

CEO

Chad Higdon
Chief Executive Officer

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