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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

94.04

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 94.04 four stars
  Financial 91.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Distribution
Program Name: Food Distribution

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Hidden Harvest collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Hidden Harvest.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Hidden Harvest 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 Hidden Harvest’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 September 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

91.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  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) 94.04 four stars
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 99.29 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 92.32 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars
United Food Bank and Services of Plant City (FL) 92.24 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,837,196
   Federated Campaigns $75,239
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,912,435
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,912,435
   Other Revenue $186,876
TOTAL REVENUE $3,099,311
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,091,277
   Administrative Expenses $87,795
   Fundraising Expenses $27,985
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,207,057
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-107,746
   
Net Assets $4,772,273

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 $3,091,277 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 94.04 four stars
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)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$62,500 1.94% Samantha Mckenzie President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hidden Harvest (MI) 94.04 four stars
Community Table (CO) 88.86 three stars
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 91.06 four stars
Circle Of Concern (MO) 91.18 four stars
Channel One Regional Food Bank (MN) 91.16 four stars

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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

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Board Leadership

Rozanne M. Giunta
Chair

CEO

Samantha McKenzie
President & CEO

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