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

Target Hunger

Fighting hunger, shaping lives, strengthening our community

three stars

82.29

2814 Quitman Street Houston, TX 77026
tel: (713) 226-4953   Web Site
EIN: 31-1548849

Board Leadership
John Simon
Chairman

CEO
Lemel Jones
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.29 three stars
  Financial 77.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
95.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth -11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.1%
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) 82.29 three stars
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 100.00 four stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 97.04 four stars
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County (CA) 91.36 four stars
Harvest Hope Food Bank (SC) 85.63 three stars

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Founded in 1989, Target Hunger works to alleviate hunger and its root causes in the heart of Houston's inner city. Target Hunger is one of Houston's largest organizations that distributes food to families. We assist individuals in inner-city neighborhoods who are food insecure. Our agency focuses on rebuilding and strengthening family units by empowering our clients to become self-sufficient through our programs. More than three million pounds of food are distributed each year and more than 9,600 individuals are served each month.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,766,087
   Federated Campaigns $371,208
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $18,230
Total Contributions $7,155,525
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,155,525
   Other Revenue $14,751
TOTAL REVENUE $7,170,276
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,862,553
   Administrative Expenses $227,429
   Fundraising Expenses $162,927
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,252,909
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-82,633
   
Net Assets $602,677

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 $6,712,925 97.8%
Client and Social Services $75,678 1.1%
Community Gardens $73,950 1.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,007 1.24% Lemel Jones Executive Director

Founded in 1989, Target Hunger works to alleviate hunger and its root causes in the heart of Houston's inner city. Target Hunger is one of Houston's largest organizations that distributes food to families. We assist individuals in inner-city neighborhoods who are food insecure. Our agency focuses on rebuilding and strengthening family units by empowering our clients to become self-sufficient through our programs. More than three million pounds of food are distributed each year and more than 9,600 individuals are served each month.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Target Hunger (TX) 82.29 three stars
Sunshine Division Portland Police Dept (OR) 91.64 four stars
Montgomery Area Food Bank (AL) 90.36 four stars
Yad Ezra (MI) 90.11 four stars
Food Bank of Central New York (NY) 91.08 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Target Hunger
2814 Quitman Street
Houston, TX 77026
tel: (713) 226-4953
fax: (713) 228-8741
EIN: 31-1548849

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Board Leadership

John Simon
Chairman

CEO

Lemel Jones
CEO

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