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

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2019

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 grow hope in our region by creating pathways to nutritious food.

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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 June 30, 2017, SHFB's program expenses were:

Food Distribution 14,154,514
Total Program Expenses: $14,154,514
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Chief Executive : Juliana Chase-Morefield, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Paul Adair
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: PolyOne Corporation

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 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $14,290,882, 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 June 30, 2017.

Source of Funds  
Contributed Food 11,491,229
Contributions, Grants, and Bequests - Operations 2,611,245
Sales of Food Products 255,314
Investment Income 157,183
Government Grants and Contracts 151,561
Shared Maintenance Fees 133,644
Legal Settlement 81,995
United Way 36,847
Change in Beneficial Interest in Community Foundations 4,795
Loss on Disposal of Property and Equipment -114,625
Total Income $14,809,188


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 95%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 2% 

Total income $14,809,188
Program expenses $14,154,514
Fund raising expenses 438,592
Administrative expenses 288,037
Total expenses $14,881,143
Expenses in Excess of Income (71,955)
Beginning net assets 7,747,767
Ending net assets 7,675,812
Total liabilities 73,940
Total assets $7,749,752

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