HOPE GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK â€¢ ANNUAL REPORT 2016
Together, We Feed Our Community. Dear Friends, We can’t thank you enough for your partnership in our mission to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. Every time we hear a story of hope from one of our partner agencies, we know that we couldn’t do it without the help of generous people like you. We recently completed a three-year strategic plan. During the first year of the plan, we’ve been able to expand our reach to connect even more families and individuals with the nourishing food they need to thrive.
CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Your support allowed the Food Bank staff and volunteers to supply our programs and partner agencies with enough nutritious food to feed more than 250,000 hungry children, parents and seniors in our six-county service area. However, with Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap research shows that despite signs of economic recovery, the number of people who need food assistance — 330,000 thousand in our territory — remains high.
BOARD CHAIR Felton Thomas Cleveland Public Library SECRETARY Darnell Brown City of Cleveland TREASURER John Sauerland Progressive Insurance
DIRECTORS Patricia A. Ackerman ChalkDust Education Foundation Joan U. Allgood Joan U. Allgood Co., LPA Kristen Baird Adams PNC Akram Boutros, MD MetroHealth
VICE CHAIR Carrie Carpenter Gordon Square Arts District
Micki Byrnes WKYC-TV3
VICE CHAIR Anthony Rego Giant Eagle, Inc.
Reverend Jawanza Colvin Olivet Institutional Baptist Church
VICE CHAIR Ann Weinzimmer Eaton Corporation
Loren Chylla The Adcom Group
William H. Coquillette
John R. Corlett The Center for Community Solutions John Cymanski Heinen’s, Inc.
David Marrison OSU Extension Richard Maxfield Cargill Deicing Technology
Cynthia Moore-Hardy Lake Health
Anita Gray Anti-Defamation League
Nick Orlando, Jr. Orlando Baking Company
Wayne Hill The University of Akron
Jeffery Patterson Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Dave Jenkins Cleveland Browns Terry Jenkins Key Private Bank Amy Kaplan Jewish Federation of Cleveland Howard Lewis Family Heritage Life Insurance
As we anticipate another year of growth in need and service to our struggling neighbors, we take heart in the compassion we see every day. There are so many donors, volunteers, organization, member agencies and corporate partners who support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Each makes a difference. Each ensures access to healthy food in the communities we serve. Thanks to their effort, we hope to continue to work to meet the growing need and increase the amount of food we distribute. Our goals for 2017 are ambitious — we estimate we will distribute more than 53 million meals. The food, time and money you help provide brings comfort and stability to hungry people in our community. Thank you for your ongoing compassion and partnership in the fight to end hunger.
Gregory Stefani Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Sheila Wright The Good Community Foundation PRESIDENT & CEO Kristin Warzocha - Listed as of March 31, 2017
Felton Thomas Board Chair
Kristin Warzocha President & CEO
Our Core Values Fostering Engagement
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
Working together to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. PICTURED: Corporate Volunteer from AllianceBernstein
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
As we move forward, we are excited to feed our community and fight hunger in innovative and effective ways. We will celebrate success, communicate progress, and learn along the way. Together, with your support, we feed thousands of people every day.
Meet Ms. Washington. Since 2008, Carruthere Washington has regularly visited the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center’s produce distribution: "It helps with my produce, with the different foods we get that I can use. That way, I can pick out what I want because now there’s a certain way I have to eat." Carruthere is diabetic, yet, for the past six months, she’s medication free. Long term health outcomes for our hungry neighbors are poorer than their food secure counterparts. For someone with diabetes like Ms. Washington, a balanced diet high in fruit and vegetables is required to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Unfortunately, for people struggling with food insecurity, eating a healthy diet is often not possible and has serious health consequences. A staggering 39% of the senior households we serve have a family member with diabetes. Many seniors have to make
tough decisions regarding the choice between food, medicine, and housing due to financial insecurity. Through our hunger relief efforts and your generosity, we try to make this choice a little easier. After her diagnosis a year and a half ago, Carruthere decided to take control of her health and weight by changing her diet. The produce and perishable food from the Bishop Cosgrove distribution helped her lose over sixty pounds since last June. She now limits her starches, and eats a well-balanced diet full of vegetables and proteins. We know that increasing access to fresh produce has a positive effect on the health of our clients. Carruthere, like all our neighbors benefiting from produce distributions, thanks donors like you: "The produce is important, it’s helpful, it saves you, and it’s healthy—it’s a blessing. Keep up the good work!"
"The produce is important, it’s helpful, it saves you, and it’s healthy—it’s a blessing. Just keep up the good work!" PICTURED: Ms. Carruthere Washington, a client at Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center, a Greater Cleveland Food Bank agency
HERE’S THE WORK YOU MADE POSSIBLE IN FY2016
Providing More Meals More than 330,000 Northeast Ohioans are food insecure, meaning they don’t always know where they will find their next meal. To meet the need, we are increasing the meals we make possible in the community.
18.5 million pounds of fresh produce were distributed
50.3 million meals were made possible in FY2016
How We Provide Meals
We provide access to nutritious meals through both food distribution and our SNAP outreach efforts. This year, our SNAP Outreach efforts provided access to 13.4 million meals.
MEALS MADE POSSIBLE
What We Distribute 62% of what we distributed in FY16 was perishable food, which includes fresh fruits, vegetables, and prepared meals. By 2018, two-thirds of what we distribute will be healthy perishable food.
27.3 million pounds of perishable food distributed
IN FY2016, WE SERVED:
Children About one-third of the people we serve are children. In fact, Cleveland has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the U.S. This year, through programs such as Kids Cafes, Backpacks for Kids, and School Markets, we served more kids than ever before.
Focusing on the Most Vulnerable HERE’S THE WORK YOU MADE POSSIBLE IN FY2016
Food insecurity has a significant negative impact on the health of seniors. To better serve Northeast Ohio’s growing senior population, we’ve established Senior Nutrition Initiatives. These include our Senior Meals program, which delivers meals to community centers and homebound seniors, and our Senior Markets, which brings healthy, nutritious food to low-income seniors living in larger apartment and housing complexes.
Clients with Health Challenges One-third of the households we serve include a member with diabetes, and twothirds have a member with high blood pressure. In response, our Food as Medicine Initiative aims to connect our clients to more nutritious food, health care facilities and nutrition education. This eliminates some key barriers to improved health and well-being, such as lack of access to healthy food.
Clients with Health Challenges
Addressing the Root Causes of Hunger
Connecting Clients to Resources This year we’ve forged relationships with several healthcare and community partners, connecting our clients with the resources they need to avoid lines at their local food pantry.
Healthcare Partners: •• Cleveland Clinic •• MedWorks
We know hunger isn’t an isolated issue. National research shows challenges with employment, housing, and healthcare are the main contributors to food insecurity.
•• MetroHealth •• St. Vincent Charity Medical Center •• University Hospitals
Of the Northeast Ohioans we serve:
THIS YEAR BY THE NUMBERS:
23% of households have at least one member in poor health
64% had to choose between paying for food or utilities
75% had incomes below the federal poverty level
SNAP applications were submitted, providing 13.4 million meals and assisting 23,431 clients
other public benefit applications were submitted, assisting 3,559 clients
clients were linked to outside resources
Strategic Plan Progress
YEAR ONE: ACTUALS
YEAR TWO: GOALS
A Year to Year Comparison
Below is a look at the organizational goals weâ€™ve set for our 2016-2018 Strategic Plan. By 2018, we plan to serve more than 58 million meals to Northeast Ohioans in need!
YEAR THREE: GOALS
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. In total, we hope to serve 10,000 more children, 8,500 more seniors, and 7,000 clients with health challenges by 2018. This chart provides a breakdown of the number of clients we hope to assist each year.
YEAR ONE: ACTUALS
YEAR TWO: GOALS
YEAR THREE: GOALS
Additional Low Income Children Served
Additional Low Income Seniors Served
Additional Low Income Clients with Health Challenges Served
Financials FY16 Operating Revenue
FY16 Operating Expenses
Excludes the Value of Donated Food
Excludes the Value of Donated Food
Member Agency Handling Fees
Purchase Food Program
Contributions and Grants*
Government Reimbursements & Administrative Fees All Other TOTAL
* Includes three-year gift totaling $1,050,000 from St. Lukeâ€™s Foundation
Purchased Food Program Cost of Good Sold
Harvest for Hunger Food & Grants
Volunteer Services & Product Resource Development TOTAL
Statement Of Activities & Changes In Net Assets YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 FOOD PROGRAMS REVENUE
VALUE OF FOOD RECEIVED
Value of Food Donated Value of USDA and OFFP Food Received
$36,444,652 31,116,584 67,561,236
Total Food Programs Revenue
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
1,640,228 1,136,419 3,052,916 12,785,307
$35,600,555 31,147,711 66,748,266
FOOD COST OF GOODS SOLD Purchased Food Program, including Scrap
Harvest for Hunger Food Purchases and Grants
Total Food Program Expenses
Administration Total Support Services Total Operating Expenses Total Food Program and Operating Expenses
2,310,746 292,158 1,221,059 3,823,963 16,668,967 $88,155,000
VALUE OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED Value of USDA and OFPP Food Distributed, including Scrap
SUPPORT SERVICES Volunteer Services & Product Resource Development
FOOD PROGRAMS EXPENSE
Value of Donated Food Distributed, including Scrap
Community and Government Programming
OPERATING REVENUE Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen
Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen
Total Program Expenses
FOOD REVENUE Purchased Food Program
Change from Operations
OTHER REVENUE Realized and Unrealized (loss) Gain on Investments, Net
Interest & Dividends
Total Other Revenue
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, 2015 through September 30, 2016. The complete audited financials from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 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, 2016 ASSETS
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Cash and Cash Equivalents Investments, at Fair Value
Accounts Payable - Operating Accrued Expenses Line of Credit
RECEIVABLES Agency Receivables, Net Government Administrative Fees/Reimbursements Operating Pledges, Net Current Portion of Cold Storage Expansion Pledges
Harvest for Hunger Credits
222,971 920,449 916,708 2,000 2,062,128
INVENTORY Contributed Product
$1,425,920 822,146 500,000 1,444,630
Agency Grant Commitments
Total Current Liabilities
Net Investment in Plant & Equipment
Ohio Food Purchase Program Product Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen Purchased Food
1,054,754 38,177 5,148,250
Prepaid Expenses and Other Deposits Total Current Assets Property and Equipment, Net
466,214 12,234,232 9,610,150
Board Designated for Endowment Total Unrestricted
Cash, Board Designated for Endowment
Time Restricted All Other
Permanently Restricted - Endowment
Investments Held as Endowment
Capitalized Pledges, Net
Capitalized Software, Net
Deposits Total Assets
NET ASSETS – TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED
Total Temporarily Restricted
Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets
908,282 141,469 1,049,751 82,800 19,527,118 $24,259,529
This Balance Sheet is as of September 30, 2016. The complete audited financials from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 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 who made our work possible in FY16. MONETARY DONORS
MONETARY MONTHLY DONORS
MONETARY UNITED WAY AND FEDERAL CAMPAIGN
FOOD DRIVES PROGRAMS & AGENCIES
TRIBUTES & BEQUESTS
HARVEST FOR HUNGER KITCHEN CABINET MEMBERS
100 PLUS VOLUNTEER HOURS
Together, we feed our community.
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.