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

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

Leading the community in the fight to end hunger

four stars

91.11

136 Harvest Lane Maryville, TN 37801
tel: (865) 521-0000   Web Site
EIN: 58-1450139

Board Leadership
Jacob Ogle
President

CEO
Elaine Streno
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.11 four stars
  Financial 87.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1982, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee works to eliminate hunger in our 18 county service area by providing food, services and education to address the nutritional needs of all people at-risk of hunger. Second Harvest distributes food to roughly 140,000 hungry people every month through a network of partner agencies throughout East Tennessee. Agencies are non-profit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry and include church pantries, shelters, group homes, local kitchens, after-school program sites, rehabilitation centers and many others.

Additional programs of Second Harvest:
Food for Kids (backpack) Program
School Pantry
Mobile Pantry
Fresh Pantry with Nutrition Education
Veterans Pantry
Hospital2Home
Senior Outreach

Established in 1982, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee works to eliminate hunger in our 18 county service area by providing food, services and education to address the nutritional needs of all people at-risk of hunger. Second Harvest distributes food to roughly 140,000 hungry people every month through a network of partner agencies throughout East Tennessee. Agencies are non-profit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry and include church pantries, shelters, group homes, local kitchens, after-school program sites, rehabilitation centers and many others.

Additional programs of Second Harvest:
Food for Kids (backpack) Program
School Pantry
Mobile Pantry
Fresh Pantry with Nutrition Education
Veterans Pantry
Hospital2Home
Senior Outreach

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 East Tennessee
Program Activities
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee 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.
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 East Tennessee.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee 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 East Tennessee’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

three stars

87.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
95.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 91.11 four stars
Food Bank of Siouxland (IA) 93.92 four stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 92.65 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 90.81 four stars
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 87.30 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $27,278,333
   Federated Campaigns $258,219
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $143,390
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $361,463
Total Contributions $28,041,405
   Program Service Revenue $2,390,338
Total Primary Revenue $30,431,743
   Other Revenue $-289,395
TOTAL REVENUE $30,142,348
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,024,574
   Administrative Expenses $331,231
   Fundraising Expenses $1,103,949
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,459,754
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $682,594
   
Net Assets $9,100,282

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 Distribution $28,024,574 100.0%

Ratings History
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.11 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 90.23 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 90.60 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.00 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.50 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.69 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 88.21 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.46 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 91.91 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.20 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.48 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 82.33 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 71.00 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 87.43 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 88.75 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 87.15 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 78.45 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 73.06 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 92.06 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 58-1450139
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF EAST TENNESSEE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 November, 1981
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
$149,830 0.50% Elaine Streno Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 91.11 four stars
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico (NM) 92.22 four stars
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 90.16 four stars
Missoula Food Bank (MT) 93.32 four stars
West Seattle Food Bank (WA) 90.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
136 Harvest Lane
Maryville, TN 37801
tel: (865) 521-0000
fax: (865) 243-8241
EIN: 58-1450139

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Board Leadership

Jacob Ogle
President

CEO

Elaine Streno
Executive Director

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