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

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope.

four stars

94.46

4503 Airpark Boulevard Duluth, MN 55811
tel: (218) 727-5653   Web Site
EIN: 36-3479964

Board Leadership
Patrick Miner
Board Chair

CEO
Shaye Moris
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.46 four stars
  Financial 93.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank's mission is to feed the hungry of Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. Our nonprofit food bank, formerly known as the Arrowhead Food Bank, began February 15, 1984 in Gilbert, MN, as a program of the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (A.E.O.A.). We were formed to coordinate large donations of food arriving for NE Minnesota's 14 area food shelves which were assisting thousands of iron mine workers laid off during one of the most difficult economic times in our region's history. Today, we operate in Duluth, MN, as Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, and rescue nationally and regionally donated food for 180 non-profit agencies and over 44,000 people in need who reside in our service region.

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank's mission is to feed the hungry of Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. Our nonprofit food bank, formerly known as the Arrowhead Food Bank, began February 15, 1984 in Gilbert, MN, as a program of the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (A.E.O.A.). We were formed to coordinate large donations of food arriving for NE Minnesota's 14 area food shelves which were assisting thousands of iron mine workers laid off during one of the most difficult economic times in our region's history. Today, we operate in Duluth, MN, as Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, and rescue nationally and regionally donated food for 180 non-profit agencies and over 44,000 people in need who reside in our service region.

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Financial

four stars

93.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
96.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (MN) 94.46 four stars
Central Texas Food Bank (TX) 96.46 four stars
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 92.74 four stars
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (AZ) 96.46 four stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 96.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,541,330
   Federated Campaigns $39,239
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $102,635
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,683,204
   Program Service Revenue $895,031
Total Primary Revenue $11,578,235
   Other Revenue $181,167
TOTAL REVENUE $11,759,402
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,489,725
   Administrative Expenses $156,489
   Fundraising Expenses $269,523
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,915,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $843,665
   
Net Assets $6,085,047

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 Bank $8,295,375 79.1%
The Hermantown Area Food Shelf $787,984 7.5%
The Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors $742,083 7.1%
Mobile Food Pantry $664,283 6.3%

Ratings History
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 94.46 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.05 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 96.60 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 36-3479964
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST NORTHERN LAKES 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 (408) Community service organization
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1987
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,675 0.94% Shaye Moris Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (MN) 94.46 four stars
Feeding San Diego (CA) 87.83 three stars
Food for Others (VA) 93.84 four stars
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 93.52 four stars
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 89.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
4503 Airpark Boulevard
Duluth, MN 55811
tel: (218) 727-5653
fax: (218) 727-0105
EIN: 36-3479964

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Board Leadership

Patrick Miner
Board Chair

CEO

Shaye Moris
Executive Director

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