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

90.98

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 90.98 four stars
  Financial 87.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid
388,600
Pounds of food distributed to people in need.
52,572,700
Pounds of fresh produce distributed to people in need.
17,004,700
Number of food-insecure children who received BackSnack packs with meals for the weekend.
18,470
This impact information is current as of January 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

87.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
96.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $85,530,305
   Federated Campaigns $443,733
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $401,514
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,165,943
Total Contributions $103,541,495
   Program Service Revenue $1,305,666
Total Primary Revenue $104,847,161
   Other Revenue $-8,923
TOTAL REVENUE $104,838,238
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $98,330,686
   Administrative Expenses $1,300,388
   Fundraising Expenses $1,925,016
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $101,556,090
   
Payments to Affiliates $24,476
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,282,148
   
Net Assets $25,828,427

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$198,862 0.19% Valerie Nicholson-Watson CEO, President

Mission

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.

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Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 90.98 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

Dan Crumb
Chair

CEO

Valerie Nicholson-Watson
President & CEO