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

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana

Seeking to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources

94.34

999 East Tillman Road Fort Wayne, IN 46816
tel: (260) 447-3696   Web Site
EIN: 31-1100607

Board Leadership
Donna Van Vierah
President

CEO
Carmen Cumberland
Executive President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.34
  Financial 93.07
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana was incorporated in 1983 as a charitable organization to provide free, immediate food assistance to those in need in northeast Indiana. Community Harvest's mission is to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources, and to increase public awareness of and involvement in solutions to hunger. In pursuit of this mission, Community Harvest solicits surplus food and grocery donations from the food industry, regional farmers, and through community food drives. The food is sorted, inspected for quality, and readied for distribution to the hungry via a member agency network of nearly 400 nonprofit pantries, churches, and social service agencies. These agencies include such vital services as emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, rehabilitation centers, youth and older adult programs.

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana was incorporated in 1983 as a charitable organization to provide free, immediate food assistance to those in need in northeast Indiana. Community Harvest's mission is to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources, and to increase public awareness of and involvement in solutions to hunger. In pursuit of this mission, Community Harvest solicits surplus food and grocery donations from the food industry, regional farmers, and through community food drives. The food is sorted, inspected for quality, and readied for distribution to the hungry via a member agency network of nearly 400 nonprofit pantries, churches, and social service agencies. These agencies include such vital services as emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, rehabilitation centers, youth and older adult programs.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Community Cupboard, Senior Pak, Kids Cafe, Farm Wagon and Member Agencies
Program Name: Community Cupboard, Senior Pak, Kids Cafe, Farm Wagon and Member Agencies

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
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana 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.
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 Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana 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 Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana’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

93.07

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
97.8%
  Administrative Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 94.34
Operation Food Search (MO) 96.27
Long Island Cares (NY) 92.89
STEP (MN) 94.29
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes (MI) 91.57

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,381,011
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $145,511
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $23,526,522
   Program Service Revenue $549,580
Total Primary Revenue $24,076,102
   Other Revenue $110,012
TOTAL REVENUE $24,186,114
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,423,120
   Administrative Expenses $179,835
   Fundraising Expenses $332,525
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,935,480
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,250,634
   
Net Assets $11,302,141

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
Member Agencies $19,137,284 89.3%
Community Cupboard $1,013,815 4.7%
Senior Pak $313,763 1.5%

Ratings History
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 94.34
2019-06 07/01/2020 97.14
2018-06 04/01/2019 93.24
2017-06 12/01/2018 95.05
2017-06 04/01/2018 93.00
2016-06 09/01/2017 92.92
2015-06 09/01/2016 98.09
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.17
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.03
2013-06 08/01/2014 95.04
2012-06 08/01/2013 95.04
2011-06 05/01/2012 92.89
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.55
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 89.86
2009-06 07/01/2010 82.53
2008-06 04/01/2009 75.38
2007-06 08/01/2008 79.82

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

EIN 31-1100607
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY HARVEST FOOD BANK OF NORTHEAST INDIANA INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
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
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,725 0.41% John Wolf CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$100,205 0.45% Carmen Cumberland Executive President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 94.34
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (OH) 96.66
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 91.32
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 92.67
River Bend Food Bank (IA) 98.23

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Charity Contact Info

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana
999 East Tillman Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
tel: (260) 447-3696
fax: (260) 447-4859
EIN: 31-1100607

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 10967
Fort Wayne, IN 46855

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Board Leadership

Donna Van Vierah
President

CEO

Carmen Cumberland
Executive President

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