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

Harvesters: The Community Food Network

Regional food bank serving Kansas City, Topeka and the surrounding area

four stars

94.66

3801 Topping Avenue Kansas City, MO 64129
tel: (816) 929-3000   Web Site
EIN: 43-1208665

Board Leadership
John George
Chair

CEO
Valerie Nicholson-Watson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.66 four stars
  Financial 93.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
96.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harvesters: The Community Food Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harvesters: The Community Food Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 94.66 four stars
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 95.05 four stars
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (TX) 91.55 four stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 100.00 four stars
Food Bank for Westchester (NY) 87.96 three stars

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Harvesters - The Community Food Network is the regional food bank serving Kansas City, Topeka, and the surrounding area. Our mission is to feed hungry people today and to end hunger tomorrow. As a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products, we've been helping people in need since 1979 by: collecting food and household products from community and industry sources; distributing those products and providing nutrition services through a network of not-for-profit agencies; offering leadership and education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to end hunger. Our network includes more than 620 not-for-profit agencies throughout our 26-county service area, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children's homes, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $78,943,767
   Federated Campaigns $343,503
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $383,871
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,001,959
Total Contributions $96,673,100
   Program Service Revenue $1,056,369
Total Primary Revenue $97,729,469
   Other Revenue $-79,370
TOTAL REVENUE $97,650,099
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $92,128,655
   Administrative Expenses $1,174,264
   Fundraising Expenses $1,815,485
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $95,118,404
   
Payments to Affiliates $23,910
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,531,695
   
Net Assets $25,949,481

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 Services $92,128,655 100.0%

Ratings History
Harvesters: The Community Food Network has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 08/01/2017 94.66 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 94.30 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 93.74 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.69 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 96.58 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 95.13 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 95.75 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.92 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 99.74 four stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 99.75 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 83.78 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 89.79 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 82.00 three stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 90.92 four stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 95.34 four stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 89.98 three stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 94.79 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 43-1208665
Name in IRS Master File HARVESTERS-THE COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK
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 (408) Community service organization
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 May, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,604 0.20% Valerie Nicholson-Watson CEO & President

Harvesters - The Community Food Network is the regional food bank serving Kansas City, Topeka, and the surrounding area. Our mission is to feed hungry people today and to end hunger tomorrow. As a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products, we've been helping people in need since 1979 by: collecting food and household products from community and industry sources; distributing those products and providing nutrition services through a network of not-for-profit agencies; offering leadership and education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to end hunger. Our network includes more than 620 not-for-profit agencies throughout our 26-county service area, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children's homes, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 94.66 four stars
STEP (MN) 87.24 three stars
East Texas Food Bank (TX) 97.73 four stars
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (MI) 95.15 four stars
The Foodbank (OH) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Harvesters: The Community Food Network
3801 Topping Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64129
tel: (816) 929-3000
fax: (816) 929-3123
EIN: 43-1208665

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Board Leadership

John George
Chair

CEO

Valerie Nicholson-Watson
President & CEO

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