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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

94.70

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 94.70
  Financial 92.51
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Sourcing, Rural Route, Summer Food for Kids, Food for Kids, School Pantry, Senior Outreach and Mobile Pantry
Program Name: Food Sourcing, Rural Route, Summer Food for Kids, Food for Kids, School Pantry, Senior Outreach and Mobile Pantry

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 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.
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 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 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

92.51

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
95.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
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) 94.70
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 92.34
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. (TX) 92.61
Helping Harvest (PA) 91.16
Ballard Food Bank (WA) 90.05

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $33,524,408
   Federated Campaigns $221,987
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $50,248
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $781,129
Total Contributions $34,577,772
   Program Service Revenue $2,569,872
Total Primary Revenue $37,147,644
   Other Revenue $30,512
TOTAL REVENUE $37,178,156
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,026,158
   Administrative Expenses $332,981
   Fundraising Expenses $1,187,636
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,546,775
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,631,381
   
Net Assets $12,943,883

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 $32,026,158 100.0%

Ratings History
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 94.70
2019-06 11/01/2020 92.32
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.11
2017-06 11/01/2018 90.23
2016-06 10/01/2017 90.60
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.00
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.50
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.69
2013-06 06/01/2014 88.21
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.46
2011-06 05/01/2012 91.91
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.20
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.48
2009-06 08/01/2010 82.33
2008-06 08/01/2009 71.00
2007-06 05/01/2008 87.43
2006-06 04/01/2007 88.75
2005-06 05/01/2006 87.15
2004-06 04/01/2005 78.45
2003-06 05/01/2004 73.06

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
$150,794 0.44% Elaine Streno Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 94.70
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (CA) 98.23
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia (GA) 91.12
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 94.69

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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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