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Second Harvest North Central Food Bank

The mission of Second Harvest North Central Food Bank is to engage the community to end hunger.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 4/22/2013
PO Box 5130
2222 Cromell Drive
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218.326.4420
Fax: 218.999.5252
EIN 41-1782776
Principal Staff Susan Estee, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 10.5
Number of Volunteers 550
Number of Clients Served 28,700
Tags / Keywords Hunger
General Information
Board Chair Amy Trast
Number of Board Members 11
Board meetings with quorum 5
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 6.67
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank serves high poverty areas in Minnesota. Every year an estimated 28,700 different people are served by the food bank, about 3,500 individuals receive emergency food assistance in any given week. Those coming for food assistance include: (According to “Hunger in America 2010”) • Working families 45% • Families with children under 18 40% • Elderly people 9% • People in poor health 30% Total number served by Second Harvest North Central Food Bank entire region in 2012: • 56,841 Households served by food shelves – an increase of 46% since 2008 • 186,667 Individuals served by food shelves including 70,332 children • 27,437 children and seniors received MAC & NAPS commodity boxes • 1,700 families received Christmas food baskets from the Itasca Holiday Program • 16,845 Kids Packs to Go backpack meal sacks distributed to elementary school children
Current Goals
1 More Food • Achieve 4.5 million pound distribution • Utilize Agency Monitoring visits to encourage best practices and sustainability • Improve nutritional value of food mix • Promote SNAP Outreach 2 Engage Community • Develop partnerships with other agencies in order to collaborate on educating our communities about hunger • Create an awareness of Second Harvest services outside Itasca County particularly in the Brainerd Lakes area • Diversify the Board of Directors • Complete Hunger in America 2014 on time and on budget 3 Strong Proactive Organization • Maintain positive cash flow without using reserves • End 2013 in net profit position • Replenish Reserve Funds
Community or Constituency Served
Low income children, seniors, the disabled and struggling families who are food insecure and the nonproft agencies who help them.
Geographic Area Served
Seven counties in North Central Minnesota: Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Mille Lacs and limited service in Beltrami
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $4,948,325 94.1%
Management: $288,855 5.5%
Fundraising: $19,588 .4%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $2,003,797 $2,279,776 $2,207,533
Beginning of Year $2,279,776 $2,207,533 $1,930,884
Difference ($275,979) $72,243 $276,649
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $2,003,797
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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