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

City Harvest

Rescuing food for New York's hungry

three stars

88.68

6 East 32nd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (646) 412-0600   Web Site
EIN: 13-3170676

Board Leadership
James D. Kallman
Chairman

CEO
Jilly Stephens
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.68 three stars
  Financial 84.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children.


This year, City Harvest will collect 46 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 400 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.

Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children.


This year, City Harvest will collect 46 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 400 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank, Harvest Express and Mobile Markets
Program Name: Food Bank, Harvest Express and Mobile Markets

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
City Harvest 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.
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 City Harvest.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. City 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 City 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

three stars

84.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
93.4%
  Administrative Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City Harvest (NY) 88.68 three stars
Fulfill (NJ) 93.99 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 93.07 four stars
Food Gatherers (MI) 95.05 four stars
Feeding Tampa Bay (FL) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $135,634,762
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,018,724
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $850,633
Total Contributions $142,504,119
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $142,504,119
   Other Revenue $-147,437
TOTAL REVENUE $142,356,682
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $132,935,972
   Administrative Expenses $858,738
   Fundraising Expenses $8,340,691
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $142,135,401
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $221,281
   
Net Assets $19,926,245

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
Emergency Food Rescue $128,610,147 96.7%
Healthy Neighborhoods $4,325,825 3.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 88.68 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 87.30 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.08 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 89.18 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 95.07 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 95.48 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 95.45 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 93.62 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 95.33 four stars
2010-06 12/23/2011 95.32 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.53 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 94.11 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 94.06 four stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 91.37 four stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 88.71 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 74.19 two stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 85.87 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 86.15 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 85.88 three 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 13-3170676
Name in IRS Master File CITY HARVEST INC
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 November, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$474,001 0.33% Jilly Stephens CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City Harvest (NY) 88.68 three stars
Lakeview Pantry (IL) 89.70 three stars
Mid-South Food Bank (TN) 91.06 four stars
Greater Lansing Food Bank (MI) 91.02 four stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 91.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

City Harvest
6 East 32nd Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (646) 412-0600
fax: (646) 412-0764
EIN: 13-3170676

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Board Leadership

James D. Kallman
Chairman

CEO

Jilly Stephens
Executive Director

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