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

Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland's mission is to end hunger through community partnerships.

three stars

87.24

1140 Gervais Avenue St. Paul, MN 55109
tel: (888) 339-3663   Web Site
EIN: 23-7417654

Board Leadership
Brian Buhr
Board Chair

CEO
Allison O'Toole
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.24 three stars
  Financial 83.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization, works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation so as to help those who are hungry today and provide the means for those who are hungry to be fed tomorrow. Pioneering partnerships and programs have paved the way for Second Harvest Heartland to distribute more than 70 million pounds of grocery products last year to hungry seniors, families and children through nearly 1,000 non-profit member agencies and programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization, works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation so as to help those who are hungry today and provide the means for those who are hungry to be fed tomorrow. Pioneering partnerships and programs have paved the way for Second Harvest Heartland to distribute more than 70 million pounds of grocery products last year to hungry seniors, families and children through nearly 1,000 non-profit member agencies and programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of meals served or provided
88,957,000
Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year
35,334,000
Total pounds of food rescued
42,840,000
Number of clients served
532,000
Number of volunteers
27,530
This impact information is current as of August 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

83.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
94.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Heartland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Heartland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Heartland (MN) 87.24 three stars
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (AR) 95.02 four stars
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (NC) 92.54 four stars
Interfaith Food Pantry (NJ) 95.43 four stars
Central Texas Food Bank (TX) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $137,376,026
   Federated Campaigns $236,095
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,046,831
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,127,595
Total Contributions $141,786,547
   Program Service Revenue $11,160,483
Total Primary Revenue $152,947,030
   Other Revenue $218,044
TOTAL REVENUE $153,165,074
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $139,381,047
   Administrative Expenses $3,537,573
   Fundraising Expenses $4,897,470
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $147,816,090
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,348,984
   
Net Assets $24,938,331

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 Bank $123,188,035 88.4%
Commodity Supplemental Food Program $6,733,157 4.8%
Food Rescue and Reducing Food Waste $6,081,660 4.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 87.24 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 85.05 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 85.93 three stars
2015-09 05/01/2017 86.77 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 85.32 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.11 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 91.27 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 96.48 four stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 93.69 four stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 97.89 four stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 96.04 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 95.13 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 94.23 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 86.51 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 84.44 three stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 71.97 two stars
2005-09 03/01/2007 73.44 two stars
2001-06 04/15/2002 83.62 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 23-7417654
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
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
(562) Other loans to individuals
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$396,843 0.26% Rob Zeaske Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Heartland (MN) 87.24 three stars
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (IN) 85.85 three stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 97.14 four stars
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (CA) 88.81 three stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Heartland
1140 Gervais Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55109
tel: (888) 339-3663
fax: (651) 484-1064
EIN: 23-7417654

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Board Leadership

Brian Buhr
Board Chair

CEO

Allison O'Toole
Chief Executive Officer

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