10 years of Extraordinary Progress GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK • ANNUAL REPORT 2015
elebrating 10 years of Extraordinary Progres
In 2015, we celebrated ten years in our current facility, and like the previous years, it was busier than ever. We provided access to 47.8 million meals to those in need in our community. That is 32 million more meals than we provided in 2005, our first year in our new community food distribution center on South Waterloo Road. Since our move to the new building, we’ve gained more than space—we’ve increased our capacity and have been able to think creatively about how to do more for those less fortunate. Through your support and generosity, we established our Children’s Nutrition Initiative, opened our Help Center to assist clients over the phone, and doubled our capacity to store perishable food with our new Cargill Cold Storage Center. The reality, however, is that we are serving more people now than we were before the recession. One in four children—and one in six people—in Greater Cleveland still lives in a food-insecure household. That means that they do not consistently know where their next meal is coming from. It is difficult to fathom that there are those among us who do not have reliable access to healthy food. Many of these households have at least one member who is working— sometimes more than one job. They are making incredibly difficult choices on a regular basis—whether to buy food or pay for the rent or keep their utilities on. They are the working poor who struggle each day to provide life’s necessities for their families. For the more than 330,000 Northeast Ohioans who struggle with hunger, the support of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and our partner agencies is an important lifeline. We provide meals for more than 247,000 people a year throughout our six-county service area, in partnership with more than 800 pantries, hot meal sites, and partners. As we enter a new year, your partnership has never been more important. This year, we will begin implementing our new strategic plan that will take us through 2018. Our goal is to connect even more of our struggling neighbors with access to nutritious meals, but we can’t do it without you! Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of those in need.
Shirley Stineman Board Chair
Kristin Warzocha President & CEO
CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ABOVE: The Food Bank’s prior facilities BELOW: The Food Bank’s current facility on South Waterloo.
BOARD CHAIR Shirley Stineman Cuyahoga Community College
DIRECTORS Patricia A. Ackerman ChalkDust Education Foundation
James L. Francis J&L Fran Enterprises
Cynthia Moore-Hardy Lake Health
Anita Gray Anti-Defamation League
Nick Orlando, Jr. Orlando Baking Company
SECRETARY Darnell Brown City of Cleveland
Kristen Baird Adams PNC
Wayne Hill The University of Akron
John Sauerland Progressive
TREASURER Joan U. Allgood Joan U. Allgood Co., LPA
Micki Byrnes WKYC-TV3
Dave Jenkins Cleveland Browns
Ann Weinzimmer Eaton Corp.
Loren Chylla The Adcom Group
Amy Kaplan Jewish Federation of Cleveland
PRESIDENT & CEO Kristin Warzocha
VICE CHAIR Carrie Carpenter VICE CHAIR Anthony Rego Giant Eagle, Inc. VICE CHAIR Felton Thomas Cleveland Public Library
Reverend Jawanza Colvin Lou Keim Olivet Institutional Baptist The Centers for Families Church and Children William H. Coquillette David Marrison OSU Extension John R. Corlett The Center for Richard Maxfield Community Solutions Cargill Deicing Technology John Cymanski Heinen’s, Inc.
- Listed as of March 31, 2016
PICTURED: Geraldine, Madison Food Center
“Thank you for helping me with food. Keep up the good work!” Geraldine is diabetic and has been coming to the Madison Food Center for several years. She lives by herself. Her eyesight is failing, which makes it difficult for her to cook. She’s really excited to see bananas at the pantry today. "I try to eat as much fruit as I can – it’s the good sugar," she explains. Geraldine has had diabetes for more than 20 years. She’s been under a lot of stress lately, which makes the condition worse. Her mother passed away in December. "I’ve been skipping meals," she admits. Geraldine’s SNAP benefits were recently cut. She has
numerous health problems in addition to her diabetes. A year ago, Geraldine had a knee replacement that didn’t heal. She’s in a vocational program to help her get back to work parttime. Geraldine is one of many Northeast Ohioans struggling to afford food, medical care, and other necessary expenses. For our hungry neighbors, your generosity alleviates the need to make that difficult choice. To the donors of the Food Bank, Geraldine would like to say, "Thank you for helping me with food. Keep up the good work!"
A Look at the Past 10 Years 20
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank moves into its current facility on 15500 South Waterloo Road.
The Food Bank is named "Food Bank of the Year" by Feeding America, the nationâ€™s food bank network.
The Food Bank creates the 9 0 Mobile Food Pantries program to serve residents in underserved communities who are in need of food.
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The Food Bank sponsors its first Summer Feeding sites. 128,843 meals were served at 32 locations to school-age children in lowincome areas.
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The Food Bankâ€™s Help Center is opened to assist clients over the phone with filling out SNAP (food stamp) applications and finding additional benefits.
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The Cleveland Foodbank becomes the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to better reflect the work we do as the 1 largest hunger1relief organization in 20 Northeast Ohio.
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The Cargill Cold Storage Center is opened in July, more than doubling our capacity to store fresh fruits, vegetables, and other perishable foods.
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The Food Bank celebrates 10 years on South Waterloo.
Working together to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.
Your support in FY2015 allowed us to serve our community better than ever before:
47.8 million meals were made possible in FY2015.
16.8 million pounds
of produce were distributed.
1,260 mobile pantries brought healthy, perishable food directly to people who need it most.
14,034 SNAP applications were submitted by our Benefits Outreach team this past fiscal year, providing clients access to 13 million meals.
15,297 children were served through our Childrenâ€™s Nutrition Initiative.
We provided food and support to 840 local partner agencies and programs.
13,190 volunteers donated more than 63,000 hours of their time to the Food Bank.
Financials FY15 OPERATING REVENUE* 13.5%
13.1% 0.8% 15.6%
Member Agency Handling Fees
Purchase Food Program
Contributions and Grants
Government Reimbursements & Administrative Fees
All Other TOTAL
FY15 OPERATING EXPENSES** 11.6% 6.0% 10.6% 15.0%
Purchased Food Program
Harvest for Hunger Food & Grants
Volunteer Services & Product Resource Development TOTAL
*Excludes the value of donated food **Excludes the value of donated food and depreciation
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES & CHANGES IN NET ASSETS YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 FOOD PROGRAMS REVENUE VALUE OF FOOD RECEIVED Value of Food Donated Value of USDA and OFFP Food Received
$37,072,888 27,609,634 64,682,522
FOOD REVENUE Purchased Food Program Total Food Programs Revenue
OPERATING REVENUE Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen
Member Agency Handling Fees
Federal and State Government Reimbursements and Administration Fees
Contributions and Grants
Other Total Operating Revenue Total Revenue from Food Programs and Operations
160,798 16,690,209 $ 84,467,936
FOOD PROGRAMS EXPENSE VALUE OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED Value of Donated Food Distributed, including Scrap
Value of USDA and OFPP Food Distributed, including Scrap
FOOD COST OF GOODS SOLD Purchased Food Program, including Scrap
Harvest for Hunger Food Purchases and Grants
Total Food Program Expenses
OPERATING EXPENSES PROGRAM EXPENSES Operations
Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen
Community and Government Programming
Total Program Expenses
SUPPORT SERVICES Fundraising Volunteer Services & Product Resource Development Administration Total Support Services Total Operating Expenses Total Food Program and Operating Expenses Change from Operations
2,271,393 248,340 1,218,208 3,737,941 15,064,434 $ 85,947,998 (1,480,062)
OTHER REVENUE Realized and Unrealized (loss) Gain on Investments, Net Interest & Dividends Total Other Revenue
(367,560) 218,524 (149,036)
Change in Net Assets
Net Assets, Beginning of Year
Net Assets, End of Year
The Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets reflects activity from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. The complete audited financials from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 are available for review by calling the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at 216.738.2052
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents
Investments, at Fair Value
RECEIVABLES Agency Receivables, Net
Government Administrative Fees/Reimbursements
Operating Pledges, Net
Current Portion of Cold Storage Expansion Pledges
INVENTORY Contributed Product Purchased Product USDA Product Ohio Food Purchase Program Product Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen Purchased Food
1,630,133 473,077 1,267,926 879,869 48,927 4,299,932
Prepaid Expenses and Other Deposits Total Current Assets Property and Equipment, Net
22,675 10,398,973 9,722,697
OTHER ASSETS Cash, Board Designated for Endowment Investments Held as Endowment Capitalized Software, Net Deposits Total Assets
22,924 1,327,602 250,066 1,816 $ 21,724,078
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable - Operating Accrued Expenses Line of Credit Harvest for Hunger Credits
$964,945 720,651 400,000 1,452,393
Agency Grant Commitments
Total Current Liabilities
NET ASSETS Unrestricted
Net Investment in Plant & Equipment
Board Designated for Endowment Total Unrestricted
NET ASSETS - TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED Time Restricted
Total Temporarily Restricted
Permanently Restricted - Endowment Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets
32,800 17,954,618 $ 21,724,078
This Balance Sheet is as of September 30, 2015. The complete audited financials from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 are available for review by calling the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at 216.738.2052
Thank you for helping us strengthen our community in 2015! Monetary Donors Monetary - Monthly Donors Monetary - United Way and Fed Campaign Tomorrowâ€™s Harvest Tributes & Bequests 100 Plus Volunteer Hours Volunteer Groups Food Donors Food Drives Programs & Agencies Staff
Do you know someone in need? Call our Help Center at 216-738-2067
15500 South Waterloo Rd. Cleveland, OH 44110
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.