Disable all preview features

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

Hidden Harvest

Putting good food to good use in the Bay, Midland, and Saginaw region

four stars

90.81

940 East Genesee Avenue P.O. Box 1982
Saginaw, MI 48605
tel: (877) 529-8488   Web Site
EIN: 38-3350163

Board Leadership
Rozanne M. Giunta
Chair

CEO
Samantha McKenzie
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.81 four stars
  Financial 93.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1994, Hidden Harvest alleviate hunger and end food waste in the Bay, Midland and Saginaw region by providing a safe and coordinated system of rescuing surplus food and redistributing it to feed people in need. Each day, Hidden Harvest rescues thousands of pounds of food from hospitals, hotels, restaurants, wholesalers, bakeries, grocery stores, and other health department or USDA approved sources. This food is immediately delivered free of charge, to soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other nonprofit community programs that help many of our neighbors every day.

Founded in 1994, Hidden Harvest alleviate hunger and end food waste in the Bay, Midland and Saginaw region by providing a safe and coordinated system of rescuing surplus food and redistributing it to feed people in need. Each day, Hidden Harvest rescues thousands of pounds of food from hospitals, hotels, restaurants, wholesalers, bakeries, grocery stores, and other health department or USDA approved sources. This food is immediately delivered free of charge, to soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other nonprofit community programs that help many of our neighbors every day.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Platinum Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly sharing information about how they measure their progress and results.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total pounds of food rescued
2,523,890
Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs
6,351,790
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

four stars

93.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
96.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hidden Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hidden Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hidden Harvest (MI) 90.81 four stars
West Seattle Food Bank (WA) 90.58 four stars
Community Food Share (CO) 96.60 four stars
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 96.66 four stars
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OK) 92.65 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,857,153
   Federated Campaigns $71,521
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,928,674
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,928,674
   Other Revenue $373,396
TOTAL REVENUE $3,302,070
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,141,116
   Administrative Expenses $88,708
   Fundraising Expenses $40,356
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,270,180
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $31,890
   
Net Assets $4,893,020

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
Food Rescue and Redistribution $3,141,116 100.0%

Ratings History
Hidden Harvest has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 90.81 four stars
2017-09 11/01/2018 92.10 four stars
2016-09 09/01/2017 91.56 four stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 80.37 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 79.64 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 76.02 two stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 78.16 two 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 38-3350163
Name in IRS Master File HIDDEN HARVEST
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 January, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$63,000 1.92% Samantha McKenzie President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hidden Harvest (MI) 90.81 four stars
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 87.62 three stars
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Food Bank of Northern Indiana (IN) 87.32 three stars
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (FL) 92.92 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Hidden Harvest
940 East Genesee Avenue
P.O. Box 1982
Saginaw, MI 48605
tel: (877) 529-8488
fax: (989) 753-5707
EIN: 38-3350163

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Rozanne M. Giunta
Chair

CEO

Samantha McKenzie
President & CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.