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

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Providing for the needs of hungry people

four stars

91.28

2220 Shop Road Columbia, SC 29201
tel: (803) 254-4432   Web Site
EIN: 57-0725560

Board Leadership
Erinn Rowe
Chair

CEO
Wendy Broderick
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.28 four stars
  Financial 88.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Beginning in 1981 as an emergency food box program, Harvest Hope Food Bank is now a regional distribution program that collects, stores and distributes food and related items to more than 450 qualified agencies engaged in feeding needy, elderly and ill families and children throughout central South Carolina. The mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education. As a member of Feeding America, the national network of over 200 food banks, Harvest Hope is a powerful agent in the war against hunger. On average, we distribute over 27 million pounds of food per year.

Beginning in 1981 as an emergency food box program, Harvest Hope Food Bank is now a regional distribution program that collects, stores and distributes food and related items to more than 450 qualified agencies engaged in feeding needy, elderly and ill families and children throughout central South Carolina. The mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education. As a member of Feeding America, the national network of over 200 food banks, Harvest Hope is a powerful agent in the war against hunger. On average, we distribute over 27 million pounds of food per year.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Emergency Food Pantry, Child Feeding Programs, Senior Feeding Programs, Mobile Food Pantries, U.S.D.A. Commodities and Operation H.P.
Program Name: Agency Distribution, Emergency Food Pantry, Child Feeding Programs, Senior Feeding Programs, Mobile Food Pantries, U.S.D.A. Commodities and Operation H.P.

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
Harvest Hope Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and 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 Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Harvest Hope Food Bank 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 Harvest Hope Food Bank’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

88.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
98.5%
  Administrative Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harvest Hope Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harvest Hope Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 91.28 four stars
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (MI) 90.89 four stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 100.00 four stars
Fulfill (NJ) 93.99 four stars
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (WI) 92.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $43,983,718
   Federated Campaigns $183,151
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,788,298
Total Contributions $50,955,167
   Program Service Revenue $746,190
Total Primary Revenue $51,701,357
   Other Revenue $641,046
TOTAL REVENUE $52,342,403
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $51,140,559
   Administrative Expenses $483,191
   Fundraising Expenses $357,780
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $51,981,530
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $360,873
   
Net Assets $4,724,039

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 Provision $41,146,507 80.5%
Emergency Food Pantries $8,088,051 15.8%
Supplemental Nutrition & Meals for Children $1,906,001 3.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 91.28 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 89.17 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.62 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 85.63 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.54 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 87.56 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.33 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 90.74 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 95.69 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 96.30 four stars
2010-06 06/01/2012 93.82 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.43 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.79 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 97.29 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 92.33 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 88.74 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 81.57 three stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 82.41 three stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 91.85 four stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 92.36 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 57-0725560
Name in IRS Master File HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK
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
(575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
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 March, 1982
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,702 0.31% Denise Holland CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 91.28 four stars
Emergency Food Network (WA) 91.16 four stars
Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GA) 93.37 four stars
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend (FL) 92.92 four stars
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado (CO) 91.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Harvest Hope Food Bank
2220 Shop Road
Columbia, SC 29201
tel: (803) 254-4432
fax: (803) 254-6011
EIN: 57-0725560

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 451
Columbia, SC 29202

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Board Leadership

Erinn Rowe
Chair

CEO

Wendy Broderick
Chief Executive Officer

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