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

Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland

Everyone has a place at our table

three stars

85.69

614 West Superior Avenue Suite 744
Cleveland, OH 44113
tel: (216) 619-8155   Web Site
EIN: 34-1810545

Board Leadership
Henry Curtis
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Scofield
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.69 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger and enhance nutrition in our community by providing food and other health related vital services to individuals and families by actively and effectively participating in a coordinated response to people in need. Everyone has a place at our table.

We are Cuyahoga County's largest network of food pantries and hot meal sites. We support 82 "hunger centers" that feed 345,000 people every year and serving 4.5 million meals. In 2016, 1900 volunteers came through our doors to help their neighbors in need including 31% who were children and 20% who were seniors. Everyone has a place at our table.

We also served nearly 1,000 people through our Stay Well program - an effort to connect our clients to health and food assistance benefits, provide educational screening, and get people connected to a medical home.

The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger and enhance nutrition in our community by providing food and other health related vital services to individuals and families by actively and effectively participating in a coordinated response to people in need. Everyone has a place at our table.

We are Cuyahoga County's largest network of food pantries and hot meal sites. We support 82 "hunger centers" that feed 345,000 people every year and serving 4.5 million meals. In 2016, 1900 volunteers came through our doors to help their neighbors in need including 31% who were children and 20% who were seniors. Everyone has a place at our table.

We also served nearly 1,000 people through our Stay Well program - an effort to connect our clients to health and food assistance benefits, provide educational screening, and get people connected to a medical home.

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: Hunger Network Of Greater Cleveland
Program Activities
Hunger Network Of Greater Cleveland collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.
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 Hunger Network Of Greater Cleveland.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Hunger Network Of Greater Cleveland 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 Hunger Network Of Greater Cleveland’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 June 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

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
96.4%
  Administrative Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.06
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 85.69 three stars
West Suburban Community Pantry (IL) 88.09 three stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 94.02 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 87.62 three stars
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 96.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,733,260
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $86,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,834,322
Total Contributions $10,654,382
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,654,382
   Other Revenue $102,306
TOTAL REVENUE $10,756,688
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,202,975
   Administrative Expenses $89,708
   Fundraising Expenses $356,544
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,649,227
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $107,461
   
Net Assets $780,684

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
Support to Hunger Centers $10,033,949 98.3%
Stay Well Program $118,319 1.2%
Food Rescue Program $50,707 0.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.69 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 86.71 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.82 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 85.41 three stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 83.89 three stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 83.64 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 84.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.11 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 89.75 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 92.57 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 92.55 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.03 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 79.25 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 76.22 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 76.34 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 81.64 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 72.22 two stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 78.24 two stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 92.09 four stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 94.65 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 34-1810545
Name in IRS Master File HUNGER NETWORK OF GREATER CLEVELAND
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,009 0.84% Jennifer Scofield Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 85.69 three stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 90.39 four stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 97.14 four stars
Greater Lansing Food Bank (MI) 91.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland
614 West Superior Avenue
Suite 744
Cleveland, OH 44113
tel: (216) 619-8155
fax: (216) 619-8156
EIN: 34-1810545

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Board Leadership

Henry Curtis
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Scofield
CEO

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