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

Helping Harvest

Supplying the charities that feed the hungry.

four stars

91.65

117 Morgan Drive Reading, PA 19608
tel: (610) 926-5802   Web Site
EIN: 22-2456238

Board Leadership
Josh Weiss
President

CEO
Peg Bianca
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.65 four stars
  Financial 88.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Helping Harvest works to feed the hungry by acquiring and distributing food to people in need. Helping Harvest collects, purchases, stores, and distributes over seven million pounds of food annually to the more than 300 programs which feed the hungry in Berks and Schuylkill Counties.

Helping Harvest works to feed the hungry by acquiring and distributing food to people in need. Helping Harvest collects, purchases, stores, and distributes over seven million pounds of food annually to the more than 300 programs which feed the hungry in Berks and Schuylkill Counties.

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Financial

three stars

88.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
96.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helping Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helping Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helping Harvest (PA) 91.65 four stars
Marion Polk Food Share (OR) 91.31 four stars
Linn Benton Food Share (OR) 93.49 four stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 100.00 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (OH) 96.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,566,931
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,207,487
Total Contributions $11,774,418
   Program Service Revenue $736,827
Total Primary Revenue $12,511,245
   Other Revenue $9,472
TOTAL REVENUE $12,520,717
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,474,488
   Administrative Expenses $259,836
   Fundraising Expenses $177,698
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,912,022
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-391,305
   
Net Assets $5,866,430

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 Distribution $11,709,863 93.9%
Commodity Supplemental Food Program $431,160 3.5%
Backpack Program $333,465 2.7%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 08/01/2019 91.65 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.50 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 91.45 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 22-2456238
Name in IRS Master File GREATER BERKS 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 August, 1983
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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Margaret Bianca Executive Director $108,253

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helping Harvest (PA) 91.65 four stars
Channel One Regional Food Bank (MN) 92.05 four stars
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (MN) 86.74 three stars
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.30 four stars
Food Bank of the Albemarle (NC) 91.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Helping Harvest
117 Morgan Drive
Reading, PA 19608
tel: (610) 926-5802
fax: (610) 926-7638
EIN: 22-2456238

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Board Leadership

Josh Weiss
President

CEO

Peg Bianca
Executive Director

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