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GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK ANNUAL REPORT | 17


Serving More Than Food

Dear Friends, We can’t thank you enough for your kindness and caring. Because of you, in 2017, children across Northeast Ohio had nutritious meals to eat during the summer months, families had access to a warm meal throughout the winter, and seniors did not have to make the choice between food or medicine. We couldn’t have done it without the help of generous people like you. We’re happy to report that we’ve completed the second year of our three-year strategic plan and we’ve been able to connect even more families and individuals with the nourishing food they need today, as well as resources to help them access food in the future. With your support, we provided a record 55.3 million meals through both food distribution and SNAP application assistance, up from 50.3 million meals in FY2016. With more than 330,000 people in our area facing hunger, there’s still more to do. Hunger hits every zip code in our sixcounty service area, ­impacting children, seniors, the working poor, single parents and students struggling to make ends meet. Our clients may be facing a medical emergency, a death in the family, a lay-off or another temporary set-back that forces them to make tough decisions about how to spend their limited funds. As we anticipate another year of growth and service to our struggling neighbors, we take heart in the compassion of the tens of thousands of donors, volunteers, organizations, partner programs and corporate partners who support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Thank you for your ongoing compassion and partnership in the fight to end hunger.

Felton Thomas Board Chair

Kristin Warzocha President & CEO


Thank You! MEETING THE NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU MADE POSSIBLE IN FY2017:

As part of our three-year strategic plan, the Food Bank set ambitious goals to meet the needs of hungry Northeast Ohioans. In our second year of the plan, we served even more food insecure residents, with a focus on children, seniors, and those with health challenges. In 2018, we continue to target these specific groups and will surpass our original goal of serving 25,000 new clients over three years.

PROVIDING MORE MEALS:

19.8 million pounds of fresh produce were distributed, compared to 18.5 million in FY2016.

55.3 million meals were made possible, an increase of 10%.

FOCUSING ON THE MOST VULNERABLE: Annually, we serve more than 277,000 clients through more than 900 partner programs in six counties. In 2017, with programmatic expansion, we served:

4,466

10,450

4,647

New Children

New Seniors

New Clients with Health Challenges


Our Mission

Working together to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.

ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF HUNGER: EMPLOYMENT

HOUSING

HEALTHCARE

We continue to build partnerships with community organizations focused on employment, housing, and healthcare — the three most frequent causes of hunger— and to connect our clients with resources to help reduce food insecurity in the future.

In FY2017, we connected 27,796 clients to additional resources!

SUPPORT: 22,368 SNAP APPLICATIONS were submitted, providing clients with access to more than 17.5 million meals!

17,404 VOLUNTEERS donated more than 82,000 hours of their time to the Food Bank. PICTURED: Volunteers from Deloitte, busy repacking food in our warehouse.

For an in-depth look at our second year’s progress, visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org/AnnualReport2017


Financials 13.1%

17.1%

0.4%

12.5%

FY17 REVENUE* Member Agency Handling Fees

2,856,524

13.1%

Purchase Food Programs

2,738,427

12.5%

Contributions and Grants**

12,400,577

56.8%

3,728,891

17.1%

97,445

0.4%

Government Reimbursements & Administrative Fees All Other

56.8%

TOTAL

$21,821,864

* Excludes the value of donated food ** Includes various gifts totaling $500,500 for spending in future years

FY17 EXPENSES* 12.3% 5.3%

1.3%

9.8%

60.3%

11.1%

Programs

13,207,436

60.3%

Purchased Food Program Cost of Goods Sold

2,425,586

11.1%

Harvest for Hunger Food & Grants

2,142,085

9.8%

Administrative Costs

1,162,446

5.3%

Fundraising

2,691,578

12.3%

287,153

1.3%

Volunteer Services & Product Resource Development For a full copy of our 2017 audit, visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org/ Audit2017

TOTAL

* Excludes the value of donated food and depreciation ** Includes $601,132 of spending from gifts received in prior years FY2017 Ending Net Assets: $19,127,868

Board of Directors BOARD CHAIR Felton Thomas Cleveland Public Library VICE CHAIR Darnell Brown City of Cleveland VICE CHAIR Carrie Carpenter Gordon Square Arts District VICE CHAIR Anthony Rego Giant Eagle, Inc. VICE CHAIR Ann Weinzimmer More Than Gourmet SECRETARY Howard Lewis Family Heritage Life TREASURER John Sauerland Progressive Insurance

$21,916,284

DIRECTORS Patricia A. Ackerman ChalkDust Education Foundation

John Cymanski Heinen’s, Inc.

Cynthia Moore-Hardy Lake Health

Kristen Baird Adams PNC

Joe DiRocco Fifth-Third Bank Jim Francis J&L Fran Enterprises

Jeffery Patterson Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Akram Boutros, MD MetroHealth Micki Byrnes WKYC-TV3 Loren Chylla The Adcom Group Rev. Jawanza Colvin Olivet Institutional Baptist Church William H. Coquillette Jones Day (retired) John R. Corlett The Center for Community Solutions

Wayne Hill The University of Akron Terry Jenkins Key Private Bank Amy Kaplan Jewish Federation of Cleveland Riddi Kline Provencal Partners

Dan Saltzman Dave’s Markets Gregory Stefani Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Sheila Wright The Good Communities Foundation PRESIDENT & CEO Kristin Warzocha

David Marrison OSU Extension Listed as of March 31, 2018. To see a full staff list, visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org/Staff


A Hard-Working Family

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n December 2017, Samantha Caldwell — a part-time manager of a tax office and mother of two — lost her father. This grief came with a hefty price tag as he did not have life insurance. Samantha’s husband, Darrell, a truck driver and master welder, took drastic cuts to his usual 70-hour work week due to winter storms along the Northeast. To top it off, their dog suffered an eye injury that resulted in a pricey veterinary bill.

Like the majority of hard-working Americans, the Caldwells do not depend on emergency food year round. When there is extra, they stock up — when there’s not, they stretch what they have. Because Darrell and Samantha are living paycheck to paycheck, they can’t always plan for the unexpected. The Mobile Pantry at Plymouth United Methodist Church, a Food Bank partner program in Ashtabula, helps bridge the gap during these times: "Fresh produce is extremely expensive, so this helps us out a lot," says Samantha. Despite their hardships, 2017 was a beautiful year for Darrell and Samantha. They welcomed their daughter, Nova, into the world. Born prematurely, Nova was put on a high calorie diet, and both she and Samantha participate in WIC to help the family afford medical appointments, diapers, food, daycare, and other living expenses.

Our Fresh Produce Initiative brings free, fresh produce and perishable food to where our neighbors live and work. Increasing access to fresh produce is the easiest and most affordable way to improve community health. Now that Nova is eating pureed food, Samantha can take the squash, melons, or corn she receives from the Mobile Pantry, grind it up, and freeze it for later. To donors, Samantha sends her appreciation for not having to make a difficult choice. "I don’t have to say, ‘I can pay my full electric bill or I can buy groceries.’ Your donation means that I have to stress a little less." On behalf of the 277,000 neighbors we serve each year like the Caldwells, you are truly making a difference in the lives of others. And for that, we say a heartfelt "thank you"!


“I don’t have to say, ‘I can pay my full electric bill, or, I can buy groceries.’ Your donation means that I have to stress a little less.”

PICTURED: Samantha, Nova, and Darrell Caldwell


Our Core Values Fostering Engagement

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Collaborating with our community and embracing diverse ideas and perspectives

Excellence Being good stewards of community resources, setting high standards and focusing on continuous improvement and innovation

Empowerment Encouraging, educating, and supporting our partners, volunteers, employees and all those touched by hunger to contribute at our fullest potential

Dedication to Service Providing leadership in the hunger relief movement while keeping the people we serve at the center of all we do


Our Mission

Working together to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.


Addressing the Root Causes of Hunger We know hunger isn’t an isolated issue. National research shows challenges with employment, housing, and healthcare are the main contributors to food insecurity.

Of the Northeast Ohioans we serve:

23%

64%

75%

of households have at least one member in poor health

had to choose between paying for food or utilities

had incomes below the federal poverty level


Connecting Clients to Resources This year we’ve continued to partner with healthcare and community partners, connecting our clients with the resources they need to avoid lines at their local food pantry.

Some of Our Partners Include: •• Cleveland Clinic •• MedWorks •• MetroHealth •• St. Vincent Charity Medical Center •• University Hospitals

THIS YEAR BY THE NUMBERS:

22,368 SNAP applications were submitted, providing 17.5 million meals and assisting 33,328 clients

2,654

other public benefit applications were submitted, assisting 3,559 clients

27,796 clients were linked to other non-profits to help address issues contributing to their food insecurity


Strategic Plan Progress

YEAR ONE: ACTUALS

MEALS

47.8 million

50.3 million

PRODUCE

16.8 million

18.5 million

24.9 million

27.3 million

FOOD (POUNDS)

(POUNDS)

BASELINE: FY2015

PERSHIABLE

A Year to Year Comparison

Here is the progress we are making against our 2016-2018 Strategic Plan.


In 2018, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s goal is to provide access to 58 million meals for Northeast Ohioans in need!

YEAR TWO: ACTUALS

YEAR THREE: GOALS

55.3 million

58.0 million

19.8 million

21.0 million

29.0 million

31.4 million


Strategic Plan Progress A Year to Year Comparison Outside of serving more meals, the Food Bank has made it a priority to better serve the most vulnerable populations in our community — ­ seniors, children, and people with health challenges.

YEAR ONE: ACTUALS

Additional Low Income Children Served 7,613

Additional Low Income Seniors Served 3,361

Additional Low Income Clients with Health Challenges Served 2,228


By 2018, we will surpass our goals of serving over 10,000 more children, 8,500 more seniors, and 7,000 clients with health challenges. This chart provides a breakdown of the new clients we are reaching through expanded programs.

YEAR TWO: ACTUALS

YEAR THREE: GOALS

+4,466

+3,720

+10,450

+4,920

+4,647

+3,375


Strategic Plan Progress: SNAP A Year to Year Comparison The Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Help Center connects low income Northeast Ohioans with benefits. In 2017, we filed more than 22,368 SNAP (food stamp) applications, providing access to more than 17.5 million meals. We continue to build partnerships with organizations that provide vital resources including employment, housing and healthcare.

YEAR ONE: ACTUALS

SNAP Applications Submitted 15,726

Meals Made Possible Through SNAP 13,477,182

Client Connections 54,097


Linking clients to these vital resources will benefits them long-term and helps shorten the line at local hunger programs.

Know someone in need? Call 216-738-2067. YEAR TWO: ACTUALS

YEAR THREE: GOALS

+22,368

+25,334

+17,514,144

+19,279,174

+69,278

+62,364


FY17 REVENUE*

13.1%

17.1%

0.4%

12.5%

56.8%

Member Agency Handling Fees

2,856,524

13.1%

Purchase Food Programs

2,738,427

12.5%

Contributions and Grants**

12,400,577

56.8%

3,728,891

17.1%

97,445

0.4%

Government Reimbursements & Administrative Fees All Other TOTAL

$21,821,864

* Excludes the value of donated food ** Includes various gifts totaling $500,500 for spending in future years

For a full copy of our 2017 audit, visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org/Audit2017


FY17 EXPENSES*

12.3% 12.3% 5.3% 5.4%

1.3%

9.8% 9.8%

60.3% 60.1%

11.1% 11.1%

Programs

13,207,436

60.3%

Purchased Food Program Cost of Goods Sold

2,425,586

11.1%

Harvest for Hunger Food & Grants

2,142,085

9.8%

Administrative Costs

1,162,446

5.3%

Fundraising

2,691,578

12.3%

287,153

1.3%

Volunteer Services & Product Resource Development TOTAL

$21,916,284

* Excludes the value of donated food and depreciation ** Includes $601,132 of spending from gifts received in prior years

For a full copy of our 2017 audit, visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org/Audit2017


Statement Of Activities

YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

REVENUE VALUE OF FOOD RECEIVED Value of Food Donated Value of USDA and OFPP Food Received

$37,897,294 32,540,905 $70,438,199

FOOD REVENUE Purchased Food Program Total Food Programs Revenue

2,738,427 $73,176,626

OPERATING REVENUE Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen

1,624,756

Member Agency Handling Fees

1,231,768

Federal and State Government Reimbursements and Administration Fees Contributions and Grants Other Total Operating Revenue Total Revenue from Food Programs and Operations

3,728,891 12,400,577 97,445 19,083,437 $92,260,063

FOOD PROGRAMS EXPENSE VALUE OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED Value of Donated Food Distributed Value of USDA and OFPP Food Distributed

$38,440,793 32,504,838 $70,945,631

FOOD COST OF GOODS SOLD Purchased Food Program

2,425,586

Harvest for Hunger Food Purchases and Grants

2,142,085

Total Food Program Expenses

$75,513,302


OPERATING EXPENSES PROGRAM EXPENSES Operations Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen Community and Government Programming Total Program Expenses

$11,429,741 1,841,355 410,859 13,681,955

SUPPORT SERVICES Fundraising

2,717,169

Volunteer Services & Product Resource Development

287,463

Administration

1,237,280

Total Support Services

4,241,912

Total Operating Expenses Total Food Program and Operating Expenses Change from Operations

17,923,867 $93,437,169 (1,177,106)

OTHER REVENUE Realized and Unrealized (loss) Gain on Investments, Net

408,485

Interest & Dividends

369,371

Total Other Revenue

777,856

Change in Net Assets Net Assets, Beginning of Year Net Assets, End of Year

(399,250) 19,527,118 $19,127,868

The Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets reflects activity from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The complete audited financials from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 are available for review on our website at GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org or by calling the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at 216.738.2052.


Statement Of Financial Position AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents

$202,806

Investments, at Fair Value

4,700,364

RECEIVABLES Agency Receivables, Net

279,541

Government Administrative Fees/Reimbursements

805,013

Operating Pledges, Net

967,183

Other Receivables

12,939 2,064,676

INVENTORY Contributed Product Purchased Product USDA Product Ohio Food Purchase Program Product Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen Purchased Food

1,930,751 476,074 1,174,759 977,976 54,787 4,614,347

Prepaid Expenses and Other Deposits Total Current Assets Property and Equipment, Net

670,107 12,252,300 9,440,111

OTHER ASSETS Cash, Board Designated for Endowment Investments Held as Endowment

21,482 2,037,220

Operating Pledges, Net

175,250

Capitalized Software, Net

153,390

Deposits Total Assets

1,816 $24,081,569


LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable - Operating Accrued Expenses Line of Credit Harvest for Hunger Credits Agency Grant Commitments

$987,451 1,034,938 907,686 1,429,881 593,745

Total Current Liabilities

4,953,701

Total Liabilities

4,953,701

NET ASSETS – Unrestricted Unrestricted

6,517,204

Net Investment in Plant & Equipment

9,593,501

Total Undesignated

16,110,705

Board Designated for Endowment Total Unrestricted

1,944,419 18,055,124

NET ASSETS – Temporarily Restricted Time Restricted

692,732

All Other

287,212

Total Temporarily Restricted

NET ASSETS – Permanently Restricted Endowment Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets

979,944 92,800 19,127,868 $24,081,569

This Balance Sheet is as of September 30, 2017. The complete audited financials from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 are available for review on our website at GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org or by calling the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at 216.738.2052.


Thank You! Click on the lists below to see the many generous donors, partners and team members who made our work possible in FY17.

MONETARY DONORS MONTHLY DONORS UNITED WAY DONORS TOMORROW’S HARVEST MEMBERS DONORS TO BEQUESTS & TRIBUTES 100 PLUS HOURS VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEER GROUPS FOOD DONORS FOOD DRIVE HOSTS & SUPPORTERS PARTNER PROGRAMS & AGENCIES LEADERSHIP


Together, we feed our community.


Do you know someone in need? Call our Help Center at 216.738.2067 15500 South Waterloo Road Cleveland, OH 44110 216.738.2265 GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org

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