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

Hunger Task Force

Free & Local

three stars

89.02

201 South Hawley Court Milwaukee, WI 53214
tel: (414) 777-0483   Web Site
EIN: 39-1345847

Board Leadership
Mike Zeka
President

CEO
Sherrie Tussler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.02 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. We work to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow. Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee's Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin's leading anti-hunger organization. Hunger Task Force was founded in 1974 by a group of parent advocates who were fighting for a school breakfast program in Milwaukee Public Schools. Today, Hunger Task Force provides a safety net of emergency food to a network of local food pantries and meal programs. Hunger Task Force is the only food bank in Milwaukee that does not charge for food, delivery, or network membership. Hunger Task Force continues to advocate for social policies and strong nutrition programs that fight future hunger.

Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. We work to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow. Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee's Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin's leading anti-hunger organization. Hunger Task Force was founded in 1974 by a group of parent advocates who were fighting for a school breakfast program in Milwaukee Public Schools. Today, Hunger Task Force provides a safety net of emergency food to a network of local food pantries and meal programs. Hunger Task Force is the only food bank in Milwaukee that does not charge for food, delivery, or network membership. Hunger Task Force continues to advocate for social policies and strong nutrition programs that fight future hunger.

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 Task Force
Program Activities
Hunger Task Force 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
$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 Task Force.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Hunger Task Force 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 Task Force’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

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
93.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hunger Task Force on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hunger Task Force on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hunger Task Force (WI) 89.02 three stars
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 92.08 four stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 92.35 four stars
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (MN) 96.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,088,320
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,653,753
Total Contributions $15,742,073
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,742,073
   Other Revenue $216,364
TOTAL REVENUE $15,958,437
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,390,613
   Administrative Expenses $404,134
   Fundraising Expenses $722,833
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,517,580
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $440,857
   
Net Assets $10,998,905

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 Program $10,764,523 74.8%
Outreach $2,677,768 18.6%
Advocacy $948,322 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 89.02 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 89.56 three stars
2016-09 04/01/2018 91.61 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 39-1345847
Name in IRS Master File HUNGER TASK FORCE INC
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 (408) Community service organization
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 May, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$214,431 1.38% Sherrie Tussler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hunger Task Force (WI) 89.02 three stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.46 three stars
The Food Group (MN) 90.99 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hunger Task Force
201 South Hawley Court
Milwaukee, WI 53214
tel: (414) 777-0483
fax: (414) 777-0480
EIN: 39-1345847

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Board Leadership

Mike Zeka
President

CEO

Sherrie Tussler
Executive Director

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