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

92.92

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

Board Leadership
Jim Bure
President

CEO
Karen S. Seggi
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 453 partner agencies in 11 counties. The counties served include: Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren. During calendar year 2017, Second Harvest distributed over 12 million pounds of food, which reached at least 167,000 unduplicated individuals.

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 453 partner agencies in 11 counties. The counties served include: Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren. During calendar year 2017, Second Harvest distributed over 12 million pounds of food, which reached at least 167,000 unduplicated individuals.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania
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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
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 November 2019, 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

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth -3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,797,806
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,742,009
Total Contributions $15,539,815
   Program Service Revenue $1,085,922
Total Primary Revenue $16,625,737
   Other Revenue $210,636
TOTAL REVENUE $16,836,373
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,234,663
   Administrative Expenses $379,016
   Fundraising Expenses $358,299
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,971,978
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-135,605
   
Net Assets $9,895,684

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,765 0.69% Karen Seggi Executive Director

Mission

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 453 partner agencies in 11 counties. The counties served include: Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren. During calendar year 2017, Second Harvest distributed over 12 million pounds of food, which reached at least 167,000 unduplicated individuals.

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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

Jim Bure
President

CEO

Karen S. Seggi
Executive Director