Better Business Bureau Report for
Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Second Harvest Community Food Bank
Address: 915 Douglas
  St. Joseph, MO 64505
Phone: 816-364-3663
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:America's Second Harvest of Greater St. Joseph
Second Harvest Food Bank/Mo-Kan Region
Harvesters Food Bank of St. Joseph, Inc

Year, State Incorporated: 1981, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Second Harvest Community Food Bank nourishes our neighbors in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas through sustainable initiatives, education and advocacy.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Second Harvest Community Food Bank meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Second Harvest Community Food Bank is a nonprofit food Distribution Center serving 19 counties across Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. We distribute food through a network of over 100 Partner Agencies located throughout our service area and through our direct service programs. Last year, Second Harvest distributed 6 million pounds of food. Second Harvest is a proud member of Feeding America, the Missouri Food Bank Association, the Kansas Association of Food Banks and the Hunger Coalition.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Second Harvest Community Food Bank's program expenses were:

Contributed Food 8,706,258
Foodbank Program 2,463,673
Total Program Expenses: $11,169,931
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Chief Executive : Chad Higdon, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Robert Gibson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Director of Operations, Tifany In-Home Services

Co-Chair of the Board : Jon Guldan

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: American Family Insurance

Co-Chair of the Board : N/A

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: N/A

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 16

*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, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,896,050, 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 Second Harvest Community Food Bank's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributed Food Received 8,685,785
Contributions Received 1,869,592
Handling Fees and Other Revenue 326,981
Investment Income 115,502
Special Events 26,458
Total Income $11,024,318


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 97%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 1% 

Total income $11,024,318
Program expenses $11,169,931
Fund raising expenses 238,744
Administrative expenses 71,765
Total expenses $11,480,440
Expenses in Excess of Income (456,122)
Beginning net assets 2,588,200
Ending net assets 2,132,078
Total liabilities 444,079
Total assets $2,576,157

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