Harvesters Community Food Network
3801 Topping Avenue
Kansas City MO 64129
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 929-3000
Mission Statement

Harvesters - The Community Food Network feeds hungry people today and works to end hunger tomorrow. Harvesters is an essential partner with 620 nonprofit agencies throughout our service area. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers, and senior centers. Harvesters also believes that a long-term solution to hunger involves nutrition education, as well as leadership and outreach programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to end hunger. Together, we can move children and families away from situations of need to places of health and opportunity.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Valerie Nicholson-Watson
Board Chair Mr. John George
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hallmark Cards, Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1979
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

Harvesters - The Community Food Network feeds hungry people today and works to end hunger tomorrow. Harvesters is an essential partner with 620 nonprofit agencies throughout our service area. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers, and senior centers. Harvesters also believes that a long-term solution to hunger involves nutrition education, as well as leadership and outreach programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to end hunger. Together, we can move children and families away from situations of need to places of health and opportunity.

Background Statement

Harvesters - The Community Food Network was founded in February 1979 by a coalition of local business people, churches, and social service agencies. They saw good food going to waste while people in our community were struggling with hunger. Harvesters distributed 155,000 pounds of food to the hungry during its first eight months of operation, and distributed nearly 48 million pounds in our most recent fiscal year.

Harvesters’ vision to end hunger is accomplished by acquiring food, distributing that food to those in need and educating the community about nutrition and hunger. Our initiatives and collaborative relationships are focused on long-term solutions, leadership, and outreach in order to get more food into the community, ensure balanced nutrition in our distribution and empower low-income clients with the knowledge and resources they need to make healthy food choices.
Impact Statement


Harvesters’ top accomplishments in fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) include:
  • Distributed 49.9 million pounds of food and provided 41.5 million meals.
  • Fought weekend hunger by serving over 20,115 children a week through the BackSnack program
  • Hosted 82,543 volunteer visits
In fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) Harvesters will:
  • Distribute 52 million pounds of food and household items to those in need of assistance
  • Serve 20,300 students weekly through BackSnack during the 2016-2017 school year
  • Distribute 43.3 million meals to families, individuals, and children
Needs Statement

There is a sustained need of people seeking food assistance. According to recent Map the Meal Gap data provided by Feeding America, the national network of food banks, there are more than 382,000 food insecure individuals in our service area, or 15.3% of the population. This fiscal year, Harvesters will distribute 48 million pounds to help meet this need. An alarming number of our neighbors in our area are at risk of not having enough food to be healthy. These families are already making difficult choices between paying for food, and paying for rent, utilities or healthcare. Every day, Harvesters means the difference between having a meal or not. Harvesters’ greatest need is financial support. To feed more than 66,000 individuals every week, it takes an annual budget of more than $18 million. The BackSnack program will cost $4.8 million to provide food to provide over 20,500 children every week. $8 million is budgeted to feed children in our community (including the BackSnack budget). Another $1.8 million will help provide food to seniors, and about $2.9 million will help provide nutrition education and healthy meals. In order to feed thousands every week, Harvesters will need the community's support through food donations and volunteer visits.

Service Categories
Food Banks, Food Pantries
Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Areas of Service
KS - Franklin County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Lawrence
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Liberty
MO - Platte County
MO - Ray County
MO - Cass County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Lafayette
Harvesters serves a 26-county service area in Missouri and Kansas surrounding and including metropolitan Kansas City. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

One-fourth of Harvesters’ emergency food recipients—97,150—are children. Of those 97,150 children, more than 31,088 are five years old or younger. Harvesters serves children across our region by distributing food through our member agencies’ pantries, kitchens, and shelters, as well as through our Feeding Children Initiative programs.  

Kids Cafe is a no-cost after-school and summer program serving children ages 1 through 18 from low-income families. Kids in the Kitchen is an age-appropriate nutrition education class that focuses on food preparation, food safety skills, nutrition and the importance of making healthy food choices. The BackSnack program combats the negative effects hunger has on children by providing a backpack filled with nutritious food for each participating child to take home on Friday or the last day of school each week. Our high school pantry program provides groceries and hygiene products to food insecure teens.
Program Budget $8,248,129.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), K-12 (5-19 years), Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short-Term Success Children are fully equipped and nourished, and able to pay attention and learn in school. There are fewer instances of behavior, attendance or health problems because availability of food is not an issue. Children are given the tools to develop to reach their maximum potential. These tools include nutrition education and consistent, nutritious meals.
Long-Term Success Children need to have access to healthy and sufficient food in order to learn and grow and reach their full potential. They can then grow up to be self-sufficient adults who contribute to society and make a difference in the world.
Program Success Monitored By
Harvesters contracted with Becky Eason of WordCraft, LLC to complete a comprehensive BackSnack program evaluation. Both quantitative and qualitative data was gathered from evaluation participants through school personnel surveys, student surveys, parent focus groups, and parent surveys. A few findings:
  1. The vast majority of students consume the food in the backpacks, and then share the rest of the food with their family.
  2. School-reported discipline referrals and tardies showed a statistically significant drop between beginning and middle of the year.
  3. Parents suggested that full-sized servings would be utilized by the family, such as dried goods and bulk items.
Examples of Program Success

In FY 2015, Harvesters distributed 46.6 million pounds of food approximately 11.1 million pounds of which was distributed to children. Harvesters served over 19,500 children a week through BackSnack, provided 507,382 meals through Kids Cafe, hosted 6,203 Kids in the Kitchen participant visits and 1157 Teen Eats participant visits, and distributed 478,958 pounds of food to teens through the High School Pantry Program. 


Harvesters BackSnack program gives elementary school children access to food on the weekends and during school holidays by providing a backpack filled with nutritious food for each participating child to take home on Friday or the last day of school each week. Harvesters provides the child-friendly, nutritious food for the program. The program is a partnership between Harvesters, community partners and schools. Starting in the 2012-2013 school year, Harvesters sourced produce, specifically apples, to be included with our distribution, every other week. With the success of the fresh produce we have offered in the past, we will offer two pieces of produce—both apples and oranges-- this school year throughout the BackSnack menu rotation. Harvesters also has a summer BackSnack program to help meet the need of food insecure children over the summer months. We are working to provide BackSnacks to 20,500 children a week during the current school year.

Program Budget $4,808,567.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Short-Term Success

Children who are nourished and have regular access to healthy food, pay greater attention in school and are better equipped to learn. Academic achievement, attendance and behavior improve because availability of food is not an issue.

Long-Term Success Children learn and grow uninhibited by circumstances beyond their control. They grow up to become successful members of society who live to their fullest potential.
Program Success Monitored By Harvesters measures this program's success based on the number of children served, number of backpacks distributed and pounds of food distributed. Harvesters also works with an external evaluator to measure the program's impact on school achievement, attendance and other academic factors.
Examples of Program Success

Harvesters has tracked the success of the program by contracting with the UMKC Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership to conduct an independent evaluation of the BackSnack program. The evaluation results have consistently demonstrated that children who participate in the program get better grades, are better behaved, and healthier overall. Some key findings from the most recent evaluation include:

  • Grades improved in all four subject areas studied – math, science, social studies, and English. Increases ranged from 12 percent in science to 22 percent in English.
  • Schools report visits to the school nurse were reduced by 10 percent, as well as visits to the school counselor or social worker were reduced by 19 percent.
  • Schools report discipline incidents among BackSnack participants were reduced by 54 percent.
Fought weekend hunger by serving over 20,115 children a week through the BackSnack program for FYE 6/30/2016.
Description The Feeding Seniors Initiative includes Harvesters’ Senior Mobile Pantries, senior food box distribution, and food distribution through agencies to seniors. The Senior Mobile Food Pantry program serves low-income senior housing sites by delivering fresh produce and other perishable items in refrigerated trailers. Every month, Harvesters also distributes senior food boxes provided by Kansas and  Missouri's  Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP) through our network of member agencies.
Program Budget $1,248,168.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Short-Term Success Seniors no longer have to compromise their health or living situation on a regular basis by making difficult choices between paying for food or paying for rent, utilities or medicine/medical care. Lack of transportation, lack of mobility or any other barriers do not prevent senior citizens from having the nutritious food and other resources they need to live a quality life.
Long-Term Success Seniors in Kansas City do not have hunger needs that will contribute negatively to their health, living situation and quality of life. They receive what they need to be self-sufficient and engaged citizens.
Program Success Monitored By Harvesters monitors our Senior Feeding Initiative by measuring total pounds distributed (a portion of which goes to seniors) as well as the number of CSFP senior food boxes distributed per month. Harvesters also measures the pounds distributed through the Senior Mobile Food Pantry program and the number of sites we reach. Harvesters collects feedback from the mobile food pantry sites in order to provide the best service and learn about the program’s successes.
Examples of Program Success In FY16, Harvesters distributed approximately 2,120,013 million pounds to seniors. Harvesters distributed over 162,941 million pounds of food through the Senior Mobile Food Pantry program. Another 1,820,868 pounds of food was distributed through nearly 5,000 monthly food boxes for low-income seniors through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
Description Harvesters’ Healthy Eating Initiative includes Harvesters' adult nutrition education program, food drives, Food Rescue, and the acquisition of fresh produce/non-shelf-stable food. Harvesters' adult nutrition education program is a hands-on meal preparation curriculum for adults. Food drives are Harvesters’ most important source of nutritious, shelf-stable foods. Through the Food Rescue program, Harvesters picks up perishable food items from various restaurants and cafeterias, and delivers the food to on-site feeding agencies.
Program Budget $3,102,827.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Nutrition
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Short-Term Success Participants demonstrate increased nutrition knowledge and behavior changes to implement a healthier lifestyle. Adequate amounts of nutritious foods are collected and distributed through food drives, Food Rescue, and the Fresh Produce programs in order to ensure access to nutritious foods.
Long-Term Success Low-income individuals have the skills and knowledge to provide healthy meals for themselves and their families. This contributes to the overall health and well-being of their family and the children in their care.
Program Success Monitored By Healthy Eating Initiative program progress is measured by the number of nutrition education sessions, participant pre- and post-tests, participant feedback, knowledge increase, and behavior change. Harvesters also measures the acquisition and distribution of targeted, nutritious foods by food category.
Examples of Program Success

In FY16, Harvesters provided 23,146 participant exposures through Project STRENGTH. Participants scored an average of 84 percent on a nutrition test given upon completion of the program. In addition, 96 percent of Project STRENGTH participants report a positive behavior change from the beginning of the program to the end. Harvesters held 3,652 food drives in FY16, and received over 470,000 pounds of prepared food from the food industry through our Food Rescue program. Harvesters distributed over 17 million pounds of fresh produce in FY16.

Description The Feeding Families Initiative encompasses many of the methods in which Harvesters will provide 48 million pounds of food this year to individuals and families in need. Included in this initiative is overall food distribution, as well as the Mobile Pantry Program, which delivers fresh produce and other perishable foods on a regular basis to designated agencies.
Program Budget $5,068,575.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Families, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, At-Risk Populations
Short-Term Success Individuals who are in need of food assistance are provided with the food they need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Individuals do not have to make difficult choices between paying for food and other necessities.
Long-Term Success Families, adults and children have adequate access to the food they need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Individuals and families are self-sufficient and able to increase their quality of life.
Program Success Monitored By Harvesters monitors success in our Feeding Families Initiative by measuring the total pounds of food distributed. Harvesters utilizes United States Census Bureau information to calculate the pounds of food Harvesters distributes per person in poverty in our service area. This is a calculation that helps judge the effectiveness of our service by person in need. 
Examples of Program Success

In FY16, Harvesters distributed 49.9 million pounds of food to the community, providing 150 pounds of food per person in poverty.

CEO Comments

Harvesters’ four initiatives - Feeding Children, Feeding Families, Feeding Seniors and Healthy Eating - encompass all of the ways in which Harvesters fulfills our mission. As many as 388,600 individuals each year receive food through Harvesters’ network of agencies. Harvesters is truly the community's response to hunger. Because of community support, Harvesters is able to meet the basic need for food.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Valerie Nicholson-Watson
Term Start July 2013
Experience Valerie Nicholson-Watson joined Harvesters on July 1, 2013, as President and CEO. Nicholson-Watson was formerly president and CEO of the Niles Home for Children in Kansas City, Missouri, and has been a member of Harvesters' board of directors since 2007. Nicholson-Watson has been a leader in the local nonprofit community since 1999. Prior to her position at the Niles Home, she was Harvesters' director of community services. Nicholson-Watson has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a MBA from Webster University.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Karen Haren Nov 1999 - June 2013
Ms. Judy Perry Nov 1985 - Oct 1999
Senior Staff
Title Chief Resource Officer
Joanna Sebelien is Harvesters' Chief Resource Officer She is responsible for the resource areas of fundraising, volunteer, nutrition education, food acquisition, media relations and public  policy programs and activities for the past 11 years. Prior to Harvesters, she served 16 years as assistant vice chancellor of university advancement and executive director of the alumni association at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Previously she was regional director and national director of development for Camp Fire, Inc. Sebelien is a member of Rotary 13, The Greater Kansas City Council on Philanthropy, the Mid-America Planned Giving Council, and an alumni member of the Centurians of the KC Chamber of Commerce.
Sebelien graduated with honors from Boston College and holds a masters degree from Central Michigan University. 
Title Chief Operations Officer
Experience/Biography Steve Davis joined Harvesters in June of 2015. He previously worked nearly 11 years with the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas. Steve was the Director of Budget and Business Operations where he had leadership responsibility for eight departments. Mr. Davis earned his MBA at Mid-America Nazarene University and a Bachelor's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Washington State University.
Title Director of Fund Development
Paid Full-Time Staff 112
Paid Part-Time Staff 4
Volunteers 77760
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 81%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Harvesters collaborates with a network of more than 620 nonprofit agencies in our geographic area to feed hungry people throughout the community. Harvesters would not be able to distribute food without the dedication and commitment of our agencies. All of Harvesters’ agencies are on the front lines in our region’s fight against hunger, and know first-hand the increasing need for food assistance, and the impact that increase has on our community. Harvesters partners with our agencies to provide training, information, and resources on safe food handling, nutrition, strategic planning, volunteers and fundraising.
Harvesters also collaborates with other service providers to ensure individuals in need have a resource to find assistance. This includes participating in Mid-America Assistance Coalition’s (MAAC) link, a comprehensive database which tracks emergency assistance delivery, and United Way 211 to refer individuals in the community to a pantry or social service agency close to them that can meet their needs.

Harvesters is a member of Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network , the Food Research Action Center, the Missouri Association of Food Banks, and is the cluster head for 5 food banks in Missouri and Nebraska. Harvesters is also a member of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare and the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition. These relationships allow Harvesters to share and utilize best practices, research and food resources with other similar hunger relief organizations.

Harvesters also continues to participate in federal food programs including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps), school breakfast and lunch programs, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP).
Feeding America - Affiliate1979
Presented to Harvesters in Recognition of Outstanding Nonprofit Project - Business Energy Efficiency Rebates ForumKCPL2014
Central Region Operations Leader of the YearFeeding America2014
Advocacy Hall of Fame class of 2014Feeding America2014
Advocacy Hall of FameFeeding America2013
Nonprofit of Excellence AwardCommunity Resources Council (Topeka)2013
Regional Leadership AwardMid-America Regional Council2012
Best Philanthropic Organization in Kansas CityKC Magazine2012
Food Bank of the YearFeeding America2011
Executive Director of the YearFeeding America2009
Model Fundraising Campaign of the YearAmerica's Second Harvest Network Circle of Excellence Award2007
PRISM Awards for Harvesters website and School Breakfast ToolkitPublic Relations Society of America (PRSA)2006
Cornerstone Award for the contribution Harvesters has made to Kansas City's economic strengthKansas City Economic Development Council2005
Brick by Brick Award: Rebuilding Kansas City's Industrial BaseKCIC, Kansas City's Force for Industry2005
For Harvesters' video "Harvesters: Who We Serve"Telly Award, Summit Creative Award and PRISM Award from PRSA2005
4-star ratingCharity Navigator2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

The management of Harvesters has experienced continuity of leadership with only five executive directors in the 37 year history of the organization. This provides stable and consistent leadership and is a factor in our efficiency and success as an organization.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. John George
Company Affiliation Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Term July 2015 to June 2018
Board Members
Ms. Mayra Aguirre Raplinger Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Mr. Joe Connor Unified Government of Wyandotte County
Mr. Dan Crumb, Treasurer Kansas City Chiefs
Ms. Wynne Dillon Community Volunteer
Mr. Wesley Fields Bryan Cave LLP
Mr. John George, Board Chair Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Ms. Jill Meriweather Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
Mr. Russell Mosburg Community Volunteer
Mr. Jeff Pedersen Associated Wholesale Grocers
Mr. Don Prophete Littler Mendelson P.C.
Ms. Julie Salmon JRS Consulting LLC
Mr. Keith Slifer Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mr. Kevin Strathman Dairy Farmers of America
Ms. Kimberly Svaty Gencur Svaty Public Affairs
Mr. S. Brent Varzaly BOK Financial
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 78%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Advisory Board Members
Ms. Andrea Allison-Putman QC Holdings
Mr. David Ball Balls Foods
Ms. Emily Berkley Community Representative
Mr. Alan Chapman InQuest Marketing
Rev. Emanuel Cleaver IIICentennial United Methodist Church
Ms. Olivia Dorsey Hearst - KMBC
Mr. Neil Douthat Salomon Smith Barney
Mr. Robert Epsten Major Brands
Mrs. Susana Eshleman Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Ms. Marie Frasure Mt. Carmel Redevelopment Corporation
Ms. Beth Hall Community Volunteer
Mrs. Karen Herman Community Representative
Mr. Bob Hines Osage Marketing
Mr. David W. Howard Levy and Craig, P.C.
Mr. Rich Jones Mitchell Capital Management
Ms. Dana Knott Dillons
Mr. Bennie Lewis Community Representative
Ms. Christina Martin Nonprofit Consultant
Mr. Jon McCormick Retail Grocers Association
Ms. Becky Nace Community Volunteer
Ms. Kathy Pemberton DST Systems, Inc.
Ms. Judy Perry Former Executive Director of Harvesters
Mr. Bob Purinton Purinton, Chance & Mills, LLC
Mrs. Janie Quisenberry-Stone Community Representative
Mr. Gordon Roe Tastebud Magazine
Mrs. Debbie Sosland-Edelman Sosland Foundation
Mr. Mike Svetlic Municipal Judge
Ms. Melanie M. Thompson Thompson Design Consultants, P.C.
Mr. Pat Warren Kansas Speedway
Mr. Phil Witt WDAF TV 4 (Fox)
CEO Comments

Harvesters’ Board of Directors has determined a focus on the following areas: recruitment and diversity, the board’s role in resource development, and orientation and training. The strengths of Harvesters’ governance include clearly defined and well-understood roles of the staff, President/CEO, and the Board of Directors, a climate of mutual trust and respect between the board and staff, and avoiding conflicts of interest (in fact and in perception) by disclosing any conflicts in a timely manner. Harvesters’ Board Conflict of Interest Policy is located in the attached By-Laws. Harvesters’ strategic planning process is also very strong. It is overseen by the Board of Directors and involves the work of a committee including representation from the board, staff, agencies, representatives from the food industry and other community volunteers. Harvesters has several community groups that serve in an advisory role and meet several times per year including the Community Advisory Council, the Initiatives Funding Commission and the Agency Advisory Council. These individuals are committed to Harvesters’ mission and are involved with the organization in a variety of ways. Harvesters benefits from tremendous volunteer support through our Board of Directors and advisory groups.

Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $18,060,000
Projected Expenses $18,060,000
Endowment Value $325,330
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2014, 2013, 2012: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$13,192,712$0$0
Individual Contributions--$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$77,729$487,472$291,190
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$253,926$317,263$336,820
Revenue In-Kind$74,744,115$71,907,840$69,741,460
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$88,958,423$84,165,532$80,509,149
Administration Expense$1,100,378$1,077,341$1,012,261
Fundraising Expense$1,657,502$1,690,033$1,565,783
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.021.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%97%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%11%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$25,192,773$24,025,202$22,879,215
Current Assets$7,676,937$12,938,006$11,345,481
Long-Term Liabilities$912,504$29,538$1,066,064
Current Liabilities$833,526$1,861,170$838,971
Total Net Assets$23,446,743$22,134,494$20,974,180
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities9.216.9513.52
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets4%0%5%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountLouis L. & Adelaide C. Ward Foundation $450,000Missouri Department of Social Services $1,886,700 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHall Family Foundation $300,000Louis L. & Adelaide C. Ward Foundation $400,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEdward F. Swinney Trust, Bank of America, Trustee $150,000United Way of Greater Kansas City $270,453 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

Harvesters' commitment to providing quality service to the community has served us well over the years. Harvesters utilizes approximately three percent of our resources for management and fund raising. By accounting standards, we are as accountable for donated food and household products as we are for every dollar donated to the organization. Our efficiency is largely due to the donated food and volunteer time given to the organization. The food donated to Harvesters is valued at more than $69 million and the volunteer time translates to 92 full-time equivalent staff members. Harvesters has a commitment to build a reserve fund, equal to three to six months' operating expenses. Our funding base is diverse with individual donors as the largest source of financial donations. We also receive strong support from corporations, foundations, and community organizations. We are truly grateful for the community support we have received for our initiatives to provide food in the community.

Organization Name Harvesters Community Food Network
Address 3801 Topping Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64129
Primary Phone (816) 929-3000
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Valerie Nicholson-Watson
Board Chair Mr. John George
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 1979