Facing Hunger Food Bank

Together, We Are Facing Hunger

Huntington, WV   |
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Facing Hunger Food Bank

EIN: 55-0625915


It is the mission of Facing Hunger Foodbank to help feed hungry people by distributing nutritious food and grocery product through our network of more than 252 partner agencies throughout 17 counties in KY, OH and WV. We envision a future in which no person in our service region goes hungry.

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Chief Executive Officer

Cynthia Kirkhart

Main address

1327 Seventh Ave

Huntington, WV 25701 USA

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Formerly known as

Huntington Area Food Bank



Subject area info

Food aid

Food banks

Population served info

Children and youth


Homeless people

Low-income people

Extremely poor people

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Hunger Relief

Support for our programs comes from a variety of sources. Gifts from Individuals, Grants from Foundations, Workplace Giving Campaigns, and Corporate Sponsorship and Cause-Related Marketing are all sources from which we receive generous financial support. These funds used to carry out our mission of feeding hungry people in our seventeen county service area throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Multiracial people
People of African descent

FHF hosts four additional programs to reach those in our community who are most vulnerable to hunger:

• BackPack Program – FHF partners with elementary schools across five counties in its service area to feed hungry children in the area. This program insures children have enough food to eat on the weekend when they cannot access free and reduced price school meals.
• Mobile Pantry – Up to five times per month, FHF travels to areas known as “food deserts,” areas that lack access to readily available, nutritious food product. These counties experience high levels of poverty and many families struggle with hunger. FHF distributes up to 8,000 pounds of groceries to families
• Senior CSFP – One in six seniors in our community face hunger. Challenges that come naturally with aging make it difficult for the elderly to access enough food. With the Senior CSFP, the food bank distributes food to member agencies for direct distribution or travels to distribute pre-packaged boxes of food.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Facing Hunger Food Bank
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.77 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Facing Hunger Food Bank

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $57,341 $114,625 $437,670 $2,555,212 -$240,219
As % of expenses 0.9% 1.4% 3.3% 17.5% -2.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$14,008 $57,913 $377,310 $2,466,532 -$367,182
As % of expenses -0.2% 0.7% 2.9% 16.8% -3.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,811,665 $8,110,931 $13,648,946 $17,066,605 $10,976,611
Total revenue, % change over prior year -6.6% 19.1% 68.3% 25.0% -35.7%
Program services revenue 4.6% 3.4% 1.4% 0.9% 1.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 29.0% 30.8% 52.0% 74.0% 87.5%
All other grants and contributions 66.4% 65.8% 46.4% 25.1% 10.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $6,624,056 $8,093,273 $13,119,498 $14,569,098 $10,822,233
Total expenses, % change over prior year -6.5% 22.2% 62.1% 11.0% -25.7%
Personnel 8.6% 6.5% 4.9% 6.3% 11.0%
Professional fees 1.8% 1.2% 0.8% 1.1% 0.6%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.7% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 88.8% 92.1% 94.3% 92.6% 88.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $6,695,405 $8,149,985 $13,179,858 $14,657,778 $10,949,196
One month of savings $552,005 $674,439 $1,093,292 $1,214,092 $901,853
Debt principal payment $4,733 $839 $0 $0 $129,100
Fixed asset additions $84,189 $0 $126,501 $552,642 $222,360
Total full costs (estimated) $7,336,332 $8,825,263 $14,399,651 $16,424,512 $12,202,509

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.7 0.5 0.9 2.4 2.8
Months of cash and investments 0.7 0.5 0.9 2.4 2.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.5 0.5 0.6 2.2 2.5
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $392,598 $325,984 $1,009,513 $2,970,234 $2,506,204
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $23,318 $27,683 $11,407 $15,666 $32,738
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,583,616 $1,582,168 $1,686,944 $2,239,586 $2,349,693
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 48.5% 50.0% 49.2% 41.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.5% 5.3% 23.1% 22.1% 10.4%
Unrestricted net assets $1,098,699 $1,156,612 $1,533,922 $4,000,454 $3,633,272
Temporarily restricted net assets $181,178 $84,211 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $181,178 $84,211 $177,981 $125,729 $0
Total net assets $1,279,877 $1,240,823 $1,711,903 $4,126,183 $4,157,984

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No Yes


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Cynthia Kirkhart

Cynthia Kirkhart is a native of the Huntington area, and has worked in marketing, social activism, and the helping professions for over thirty years….as a matter of fact, her first professional position was as a shelter worker at Branches Domestic Violence Shelter in Huntington. Cyndi received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English from Marshall University, and has a Master’s Degree in Psychology as well as an MBA from Ohio University. She has been the Executive Director at Facing Hunger Food Bank since August 2014.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 06/20/2023
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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/20/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/08/2022

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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