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

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope.

four stars

96.35

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 96.35 four stars
  Financial 96.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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 Northern Lakes Food Bank
Program Activities
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that 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 Northern Lakes Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Northern Lakes 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 Northern Lakes 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 April 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

96.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
96.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,412,244
   Federated Campaigns $38,251
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $94,490
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,544,985
   Program Service Revenue $971,912
Total Primary Revenue $11,516,897
   Other Revenue $83,900
TOTAL REVENUE $11,600,797
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,794,381
   Administrative Expenses $157,163
   Fundraising Expenses $235,475
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,187,019
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $413,778
   
Net Assets $6,307,043

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,055 0.94% Shaye Moris Executive Director

Mission

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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Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (MN) 96.35 four stars
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Food Bank of Western New York, Inc. (NY) 91.95 four stars
Second Harvest Inland Northwest (WA) 91.45 four stars
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 96.66 four 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