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

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania

Providing food to those in need within eleven counties of northwest Pennsylvania.

four stars

91.16

1507 Grimm Drive Erie, PA 16501
tel: (814) 459-3663   Web Site
EIN: 25-1405798

Board Leadership
Doug Starr
President

CEO
Karen S. Seggi
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, which began operation in 1982, is a nonprofit charitable organization with the mission to provide food to those in need within 11 counties of northwest Pennsylvania while creating awareness and educating the community on the realities of hunger. Second Harvest is the only food bank and the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwest Pennsylvania. With 60,000 square feet of space, Second Harvest solicits, receives, inventories, stores and distributes food and grocery products to an anti-hunger network of 395 member agencies and distribution partners in 11 counties. The counties served include: Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren. During our most recent fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed over 12 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 10 million meals, more than 85,000 individuals facing hunger.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, which began operation in 1982, is a nonprofit charitable organization with the mission to provide food to those in need within 11 counties of northwest Pennsylvania while creating awareness and educating the community on the realities of hunger. Second Harvest is the only food bank and the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwest Pennsylvania. With 60,000 square feet of space, Second Harvest solicits, receives, inventories, stores and distributes food and grocery products to an anti-hunger network of 395 member agencies and distribution partners in 11 counties. The counties served include: Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren. During our most recent fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed over 12 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 10 million meals, more than 85,000 individuals facing hunger.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Distribution to Anti-Hunger Network, Produce Express, Military Share, BackPack Program, School Pantries, Senior Box Program and Government Commodities
Program Name: Food Distribution to Anti-Hunger Network, Produce Express, Military Share, BackPack Program, School Pantries, Senior Box Program and Government Commodities

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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania 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 Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania 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 Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania’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

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
95.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth -6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16 four stars
Feed More (VA) 98.09 four stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 98.23 four stars
Rhode Island Community Food Bank (RI) 91.82 four stars
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. (TX) 92.61 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,556,982
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,471,046
Total Contributions $15,028,028
   Program Service Revenue $1,295,090
Total Primary Revenue $16,323,118
   Other Revenue $170,909
TOTAL REVENUE $16,494,027
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,650,581
   Administrative Expenses $439,974
   Fundraising Expenses $352,053
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,442,608
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $51,419
   
Net Assets $10,071,771

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
Collection, Storage and Distribution of Food $15,650,581 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 08/01/2020 91.16 four stars
2019-06 07/01/2020 89.86 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 95.78 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 98.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 95.29 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 99.80 four stars
2014-06 07/01/2015 97.16 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 99.80 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 99.79 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 93.09 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.36 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 91.34 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 91.72 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 91.80 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 92.97 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 80.12 three stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 79.69 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 77.15 two 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 25-1405798
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA
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
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
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 October, 1981
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,670 0.73% Karen Seggi Executive Director

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16 four stars
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West Suburban Community Pantry (IL) 88.09 three stars
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia (GA) 91.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania
1507 Grimm Drive
Erie, PA 16501
tel: (814) 459-3663
fax: (814) 456-6481
EIN: 25-1405798

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Board Leadership

Doug Starr
President

CEO

Karen S. Seggi
Chief Executive Officer

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