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Second Harvest Heartland

The mission of Second Harvest Heartland is to end hunger through community partnerships.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 7/13/2012
1140 Gervais Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55109
Phone: 651-484-5117
Fax: 651-484-1064
EIN 23-7417654
Principal Staff Rob Zeaske, Chief Executive Officer
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 125
Number of Volunteers 19,000
Number of Clients Served 468,000
Tags / Keywords Hunger
General Information
Board Chair Jim Gilliam
Number of Board Members 22
Board meetings with quorum 4
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 15.5
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Our results for FY12 continued our commitment to increase the amount of food available to those in need: 1. Distributed 76 million pounds (59 million meals) of food – up from 70 million in FY11. 2. Collected 25 million pounds of fresh food through our Food Rescue Program, in partnership with 361 retailers, rescuing produce, meat, and dairy products. 3. Collected 4.3 million pounds of unsold or un-harvested fresh produce through our Harvest to Home Program. This program is dedicated to working with farmers and food processors to collect fresh produce. 4. Distributed 4.4 million pounds of food through our Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). This program serves 8,500 seniors, adults, and children monthly. 5. Increased SNAP food support participation by those in need through our SNAP Outreach Program We achieved 2,400 approved applications, resulting in over 3 million meals this past year. 6. Increased meals provided through our Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The grants program resulted in 594,047 grant-supported meals for children in our Minnesota service area, resulting in 144,800 additional meals than 2011. 7. Increased volunteer participation, engaging 20,000 unique volunteers for a total of over 98,000 volunteer hours, a 33% increase over our FY12 goal of engaging 15,000 unique volunteers and a 35% increase over our FY12 goal of 72,700 volunteer hours.
Current Goals
Second Harvest Heartland's goals for FY13 are as follows: Goal I: Connect a growing number of individuals to the food, meals, and hunger relief programs that they most need. Objectives: 1. Distribute 81 million pounds of food; 2. Provide 4 million meals through SFSP and SNAP Outreach programs; 3. Double, to 8.2 million pounds, the amount of fresh produce received from farmers and processors. 4. Achieve a 10% increase (over 2012) in Summer Food Service Program grant-supported meals. Goal II: Maintain and further a strong and growing organization. Objectives: 1. Generate $13 million in charitable revenue and generate $3.7 million in earned revenue; 2. Attract and retain top talented staff and board of directors and grow the volunteer program; 3. Ensure best practices in safety through continuing education. Goal III: Provide hunger relief leadership and innovation for our community and beyond. Objectives: 1. Support Hunger-Free Minnesota Campaign through awareness, alignment and distribution; 2. Serve as the leader among partner agencies, building awareness and engagement.
Community or Constituency Served
Low-income individuals and families, including children and seniors
Geographic Area Served
59 counties - 41 counties in Minnesota, including the Twin Cities Metro, and 18 in western Wisconsin
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $81,649,609 94.1%
Management: $2,105,882 2.4%
Fundraising: $3,004,017 3.5%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2010 2009 2008
End of Year: $11,424,326 $12,391,963 $11,338,740
Beginning of Year $12,391,963 $11,338,740 $7,859,853
Difference ($967,637) $1,053,223 $3,478,887
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $11,424,326
Based on information provided on 2008 to 2010
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