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

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Serving the eight counties in northeast Tennessee with emergency food for distribution

four stars

91.18

1020 Jericho Drive Kingsport, TN 37663
tel: (423) 279-0430   Web Site
EIN: 62-1303822

Board Leadership
Will Kelly
President

CEO
Rhonda Chafin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.18 four stars
  Financial 87.90 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in May 1986, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee serves the eight counties in northeast Tennessee with emergency food for distribution. We secure food from national manufacturers, grocers, and individuals and redistribute it to over 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, children's homes, and other non-profit charities that feed the hungry in the area. Our Mission is to feed the hungry by securing and distributing food and grocery products to regional agencies that provide services to the needy, ill, children and elderly in Northeast Tennessee.

Founded in May 1986, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee serves the eight counties in northeast Tennessee with emergency food for distribution. We secure food from national manufacturers, grocers, and individuals and redistribute it to over 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, children's homes, and other non-profit charities that feed the hungry in the area. Our Mission is to feed the hungry by securing and distributing food and grocery products to regional agencies that provide services to the needy, ill, children and elderly in Northeast Tennessee.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Distribution, Mobile Food Bank, Fresh Produce Distribution, Food for Kids Backpack, Mobile Food Pantry, Kids Cafe, Summer Food Service Program and Senior Grocery Program
Program Name: Food Distribution, Mobile Food Bank, Fresh Produce Distribution, Food for Kids Backpack, Mobile Food Pantry, Kids Cafe, Summer Food Service Program and Senior Grocery 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee 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 Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee 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 Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee’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

three stars

87.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
96.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars
Hidden Harvest (MI) 90.81 four stars
Coastal Bend Food Bank (TX) 92.02 four stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.46 three stars
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,513,174
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $17,852
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,924,454
Total Contributions $16,455,480
   Program Service Revenue $1,143,765
Total Primary Revenue $17,599,245
   Other Revenue $65,146
TOTAL REVENUE $17,664,391
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,737,593
   Administrative Expenses $459,232
   Fundraising Expenses $253,708
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,450,533
   
Payments to Affiliates $9,590
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $213,858
   
Net Assets $4,880,140

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
Collect and Distribute Food $16,737,593 100.0%

Ratings History
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 91.18 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.42 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.56 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 99.75 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 99.75 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 99.70 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 98.69 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 97.51 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 94.33 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.33 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 99.60 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 99.56 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 97.07 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 92.89 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 77.58 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 87.96 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 93.56 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 62-1303822
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF NORTHEAST TENNESSEE 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
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, 1987
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
$94,196 0.53% Rhonda Chafin Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars
Mid-South Food Bank (TN) 91.06 four stars
Food Finders Food Bank (IN) 92.16 four stars
Interfaith Food Pantry (NJ) 95.43 four stars
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OK) 92.65 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee
1020 Jericho Drive
Kingsport, TN 37663
tel: (423) 279-0430
fax: (423) 279-0590
EIN: 62-1303822

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3327
Johnson City, TN 37602

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Board Leadership

Will Kelly
President

CEO

Rhonda Chafin
Executive Director

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