Disable all preview features

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

91.80

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

Board Leadership
Dan Crumb
Chair

CEO
Valerie Nicholson-Watson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.80 four stars
  Financial 89.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Charting Impact

What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

What are your strategies for making this happen?

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
96.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harvesters: The Community Food Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
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) 91.80 four stars
Emergency Food Network (WA) 91.16 four stars
West Seattle Food Bank (WA) 90.58 four stars
Hawaii Foodbank (HI) 92.97 four stars
North Country Food Bank, Inc. (MN) 94.74 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $79,953,279
   Federated Campaigns $389,204
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $298,458
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,628,753
Total Contributions $101,269,694
   Program Service Revenue $1,322,352
Total Primary Revenue $102,592,046
   Other Revenue $123,736
TOTAL REVENUE $102,715,782
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $98,139,966
   Administrative Expenses $1,527,473
   Fundraising Expenses $1,850,289
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $101,517,728
   
Payments to Affiliates $25,656
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,198,054
   
Net Assets $27,120,058

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 $98,207,466 100.0%

Ratings History
Harvesters: The Community Food Network has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 91.80 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.98 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.67 four stars
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)
(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
$220,359 0.21% Valerie Nicholson-Watson CEO, President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 91.80 four stars
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 88.14 three stars
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 85.85 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 89.86 three stars
Second Harvest Heartland (MN) 87.24 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Dan Crumb
Chair

CEO

Valerie Nicholson-Watson
President & CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.