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

Target Hunger

Fighting Hunger. Shaping Lives. Strengthening our Community.

three stars

83.11

1260 Shotwell Street Houston, TX 77020
tel: (832) 767-1677   Web Site
EIN: 31-1548849

Board Leadership
Sharon Asinelli
Chairman

CEO
Sandra Wicoff
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.11 three stars
  Financial 77.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1989, Target Hunger works to alleviate hunger and its root causes in the Houston neighborhoods we serve. Our vision is a Houston where no one goes hungry and everyone can provide food for themselves and their families.

Target Hunger is on the front lines of hunger every day through its food distribution system that includes six food pantries, an extensive senior delivery program, educational food fairs, mobile pantry distributions, emergency food services, and the Willie H. & Gladys R. Goffney Community Garden.

Target Hunger is one of Houston's largest organizations providing direct food assistance to food insecure children, families, and seniors who face the risk of going hungry every day. In 2019, Target Hunger distributed more than 1.8 million meals to more than 20,000 individuals.

Founded in 1989, Target Hunger works to alleviate hunger and its root causes in the Houston neighborhoods we serve. Our vision is a Houston where no one goes hungry and everyone can provide food for themselves and their families.

Target Hunger is on the front lines of hunger every day through its food distribution system that includes six food pantries, an extensive senior delivery program, educational food fairs, mobile pantry distributions, emergency food services, and the Willie H. & Gladys R. Goffney Community Garden.

Target Hunger is one of Houston's largest organizations providing direct food assistance to food insecure children, families, and seniors who face the risk of going hungry every day. In 2019, Target Hunger distributed more than 1.8 million meals to more than 20,000 individuals.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Commodity Food Pantries, Commodity Food Fairs, Senior Home Delivery Program and Senior Day Site Program
Program Name: Commodity Food Pantries, Commodity Food Fairs, Senior Home Delivery Program and Senior Day Site Program

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
Target Hunger primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$1 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 Target Hunger.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Target Hunger 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 Target Hunger’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

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
93.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth -10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Target Hunger on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Target Hunger on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Target Hunger (TX) 83.11 three stars
Food Finders Food Bank (IN) 92.02 four stars
Three Square (NV) 96.54 four stars
Hawaii Foodbank (HI) 92.44 four stars
Central Texas Food Bank (TX) 95.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,642,835
   Federated Campaigns $320,506
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $335,748
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,711,438
Total Contributions $6,010,527
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,010,527
   Other Revenue $-15,121
TOTAL REVENUE $5,995,406
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,429,652
   Administrative Expenses $210,493
   Fundraising Expenses $261,857
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,902,002
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $93,404
   
Net Assets $818,820

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 Services $5,338,805 98.3%
Community Gardens $90,847 1.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 83.11 three stars
2018-12 10/01/2020 89.50 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 88.22 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 83.45 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.11 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 82.29 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 95.24 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 97.97 four stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 81.70 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 81.48 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.20 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.91 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 94.22 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 85.39 three stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 78.95 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 88.55 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 88.93 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 91.44 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 81.67 three 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 31-1548849
Name in IRS Master File TARGET HUNGER
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 August, 1997
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
$109,086 1.84% Sandra Wicoff CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Target Hunger (TX) 83.11 three stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 91.98 four stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 87.00 three stars
Hidden Harvest (MI) 94.04 four stars
Mississippi Food Network (MS) 94.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Target Hunger
1260 Shotwell Street
Houston, TX 77020
tel: (832) 767-1677
fax: (713) 228-8741
EIN: 31-1548849

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Board Leadership

Sharon Asinelli
Chairman

CEO

Sandra Wicoff
Chief Executive Officer

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