Better Business Bureau Report for
Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland
Address: 313 Peterson Drive
P.O. Box 821
  Elizabethtown, KY 42702
Phone: 270-769-6997
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:America's Second Harvest of Ky's Heartland

Year, State Incorporated: 1982, Kentucky
Affiliates: Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland is a regional affiliate of Feeding America National.
Stated Purpose: To serve those in need by acquiring and distributing donated food, grocery items and government commodities through a member network of charitable agencies in 42 Kentucky counties.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland, Food Bank opened its doors in June 1982 and has grown significantly over the past 30+ years. The food bank's basic program is to provide over 200 member agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.) in 42 Kentucky counties with donated food and groceries and government commodities to help accomplish their hunger relief missions. Other programs include the BackPack Program that provides 5,500 at-risk school children with a take home bag of food each Friday afternoon, and disaster relief where FAKH provides emergency foods to shelters in the event of a disaster. FAKH distributes approximately 12 million pounds of emergency foods annually.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland's program expenses were:

Program Services 19,005,685
Total Program Expenses: $19,005,685
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Chief Executive : Gary Miles, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Jim Weise
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Army Lawyer

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 21

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, telephone, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $18,303,400, 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 Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland's audited financial statements - combined for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below include $2,174,081 in unrestricted net assets and $1,250,845 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,400,514 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Donated food, non-federal 9,851,527
Donated food, TEFAP 4,180,128
Donated food, CSFP 2,944,085
Contributions and Grants 760,644
Sales and Delivery Fees 558,794
USDA Admin Funding, CSFP 313,730
USDA Admin Funding, TEFAP 234,775
Shared Maintenance 224,392
Other Income 18,511
Dividend and Interest Income 2,805
Gain on sale of asset held for sale 1,015
Loss 259
Total Income $19,090,665


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 98%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 1% 

Total income $19,090,665
Program expenses $19,005,685
Fund raising expenses 155,344
Administrative expenses 131,950
Total expenses $19,292,979
Expenses in Excess of Income (202,314)
Beginning net assets 3,627,240
Other Changes in Net Assets (202,314)
Ending net assets 3,424,926
Total liabilities 458,563
Total assets $3,883,489

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