Better Business Bureau Report for
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio
Address: 5510 Baumhart Rd
  Lorain, OH 44053
Phone: 440-960-2265
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1982, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Second Harvest's mission is to gather and provide resources to hunger-relief agencies serving individuals and families in Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (SHFB) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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As the North Central Ohio’s largest hunger-relief organization, Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio plays an integral role in meeting the food needs of families at-risk for hunger. Second Harvest secures and distributes more than six million pounds of food and grocery products annually; and works in partnership with 110 member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, BackPack Programs and Kids Cafes.

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, SHFB's program expenses were:

Food Distribution 8,852,407
Total Program Expenses: $8,852,407
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Chief Executive : Juliana Chase-Morefield, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Patricia O'Brien
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive Director, The Stocker Foundation

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 20

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $11,000,899, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on SHFB's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Contributed Food 6,942,932
Contributions, Grants & Bequest 3,676,739
Sale of Food Products 215,097
United Way Allocations 106,911
Agency Service Fee 60,514
Government Grant & Support 59,220
Investment Income & Interest 56,558
Board Designated Funds Investment Income 10,563
Conferences, Training & Other 255
Total Income $11,128,789


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 95%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 1% 

Total income $11,128,789
Program expenses $8,852,407
Fund raising expenses 413,308
Administrative expenses 92,940
Total expenses $9,358,655
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,770,134
Beginning net assets 4,628,689
Ending net assets 6,398,823
Total liabilities 70,372
Total assets $6,469,195

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