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

Ozarks Food Harvest

Transforming Hunger into Hope

four stars

98.72

2810 North Cedarbrook Avenue Springfield, MO 65803
tel: (417) 865-3411   Web Site
EIN: 43-1426384

Board Leadership
Dr. Meera Scarrow
President

CEO
Bart Brown
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.72 four stars
  Financial 98.19 four 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.

Ozarks Food Harvest has a mission of Transforming Hunger into Hope. This simple statement serves as a meaningful summary of Ozarks Food Harvest's goal to supply as much food as possible to individuals in need. The Food Bank rescues, warehouses, processes and distributes food and supplies to 270 nonprofit hunger-relief organizations in 28 counties, reaching 30,000 children, families and seniors weekly.

Founded in 1983, Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri. The Food Bank distributes 15 million meals annually, made possible with a network of member charities and direct-relief programs, such as the Weekend Backpack Program, After-School and Summer Food programs and Mobile Food Pantry program. Ozarks Food Harvest's facility, the O'Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, holds a superior food safety rating from AIB International.

Ozarks Food Harvest has a mission of Transforming Hunger into Hope. This simple statement serves as a meaningful summary of Ozarks Food Harvest's goal to supply as much food as possible to individuals in need. The Food Bank rescues, warehouses, processes and distributes food and supplies to 270 nonprofit hunger-relief organizations in 28 counties, reaching 30,000 children, families and seniors weekly.

Founded in 1983, Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri. The Food Bank distributes 15 million meals annually, made possible with a network of member charities and direct-relief programs, such as the Weekend Backpack Program, After-School and Summer Food programs and Mobile Food Pantry program. Ozarks Food Harvest's facility, the O'Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, holds a superior food safety rating from AIB International.

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: Ozarks Food Harvest
Program Activities
Ozarks Food Harvest 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 Ozarks Food Harvest.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Ozarks Food Harvest 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 Ozarks Food Harvest’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

98.19

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)
95.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ozarks Food Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ozarks Food Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ozarks Food Harvest (MO) 98.72 four stars
Helena Food Share (MT) 89.71 three stars
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 91.24 four stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 97.17 four stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 92.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $27,526,664
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,953,349
Total Contributions $33,480,013
   Program Service Revenue $1,412,172
Total Primary Revenue $34,892,185
   Other Revenue $129,833
TOTAL REVENUE $35,022,018
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,233,751
   Administrative Expenses $728,566
   Fundraising Expenses $644,734
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,607,051
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,414,967
   
Net Assets $17,237,307

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 $32,233,751 100.0%

Ratings History
Ozarks Food Harvest has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 98.72 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 97.46 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 96.20 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 99.26 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 97.34 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 99.70 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 99.73 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 97.15 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 89.38 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 90.09 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 99.53 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 99.34 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 90.83 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 79.93 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 75.87 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 94.70 four stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 94.64 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 43-1426384
Name in IRS Master File OZARKS FOOD HARVEST INC
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,488 0.42% Bart Brown Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ozarks Food Harvest (MO) 98.72 four stars
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (NC) 85.94 three stars
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado (CO) 92.92 four stars
Oregon Food Bank (OR) 91.04 four stars
Second Harvest Foodbank of the Mahoning Valley (OH) 98.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ozarks Food Harvest
2810 North Cedarbrook Avenue
Springfield, MO 65803
tel: (417) 865-3411
fax: (417) 865-0504
EIN: 43-1426384

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5746
Springfield, MO 65801

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Board Leadership

Dr. Meera Scarrow
President

CEO

Bart Brown
President/CEO

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