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Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.

Feeding Hope

aka Valdosta Food Bank   |   Valdosta, GA   |  http://www.feedingsga.org
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Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.

EIN: 58-2208545


Mission

Feeding those in need

Notes from the nonprofit

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Ruling year info

1996

CEO

Mr. Franklin J. Richards II

Main address

1411 Harbin Cir

Valdosta, GA 31601 USA

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Formerly known as

Valdosta Food Bank, Inc.

America's Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.

EIN

58-2208545

Subject area info

Food aid

Food banks

Dining services

Population served info

Children and youth

Economically disadvantaged people

Low-income people

Academics

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Congregate Meals (K34)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Hunger is a devastating, pervasive problem which has plagued our area for decades. Hunger strikes the young and the old, the working and the unemployed, college graduates and high school dropouts. The South Georgia statistics regarding food insecurity and hunger are staggering. Food insecurity is defined as lack of consistent access to adequate food due to a lack of money and other resources for a period of time, 1 in 3 children in South Georgia live in homes where having enough food is a struggle every day. Over 20% of South Georgians don’t know where they will get their next meal. Termed “food insecurity”, this inability to access affordable, nutritious food conveniently is a daily struggle for more than 160,000 citizens in our area. Our area has the highest rates of food insecurity in Georgia and among the highest rates of food insecurity in the nation.

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?

Food Bank Distribution

Second Harvest of South Georgia’s mission is very simple: feeding those in need.

But don’t let the simplicity of our mission diminish the complexity of the problem of hunger in South Georgia. Tens of thousands in our area don’t know where they will get their next meal. This struggle with hunger, termed food insecurity, is higher in our region than anywhere else in the state. This is ironic given fact that we grow 60% of the state’s produce in our region. It is the pervasive problem of hunger which fuels our passion and defines our purpose.

Second Harvest utilizes a variety of methods and channels to combat hunger in South Georgia. Through our program diversity, we are working to provide both immediate relief and effect long-term change. Today, we are the leading hunger-relief organization in the area. We serve nearly 12,000 sq. mi. region made up of 26 counties. In addition to our Valdosta headquarters, we have additional branches in Thomasville and Tifton.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Older adults
Teachers
Victims of disaster

This children’s feeding program provides kids with meals after school and during school breaks (summer, holidays, etc.). During the school year, children get a meal or snack and an hour of enrichment activities such as tutoring. This program is partially funded by the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program and Summer Food Service Program through USDA.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

We utilize our specialty mobile pantry trucks (purchased with grant money) to set up a mobile food pantry in areas of greatest need where residents may not have transportation to visit the traditional food pantry. These “manna drops” as they have been nicknamed can provide those in need with both non-perishable items such as canned food and perishable items such as produce, dairy, and bread. This program is particularly effective in migrant camp areas where residents, due to the transitory nature of the population, are not knowledgeable of the services available in the area.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Immigrants and migrants
Working poor
Older adults

Teachers Harvest, founded in 2009, is a free school supply store for area teachers, offering them an assortment of brand new and gently used supplies and equipment donated to us by both local and national businesses and the Kids in Need Foundation. TH strives to ensure that kids have what they need to succeed in school, as education is a huge component in breaking the cycle of poverty that plagues our area.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Teachers

Founded in 2011 by a local teacher, Hungry at Home provides a backpack full of weekend meals to children in need in South Georgia. She noticed that children in her class were struggling on Mondays – trouble focusing, behavior issues, lowered academic performance, and physical symptoms like headaches. After some investigation, she and a fellow teacher determined that children were going hungry over the weekend when they had no access to school breakfast/lunch. They started HH to combat this food insecurity and bridge the gap. The program which started with 63 students is now serving hundreds of children in 8 school districts across 6 counties. When COVID-19 hit, the volunteer-based program suffered. the founder knew it was time to make a change and reached out to SHSG. Meals are sent home with students in backpacks at the end of the week. These backpacks are filled with easy-to-prepare foods like soups, cereal, and mac & cheese, as well as fresh fruits like apples and oranges.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Low-income people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Feeding America 2000

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

number of meals/snacks served to children

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Kids Cafe Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

number of teachers participating in free school supply program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Teachers' Harvest

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

number of child feeding sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Kids Cafe Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of Kids Cafe child feeding sites (afterschool and summer combined)

pounds of food distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Food Bank Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pounds of food distributed through the food bank's various program

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Bank Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our strategic plan focuses on five key areas: food sourcing, distribution, marketing, accountability, and innovation.

We are currently updating our strategic plan. We will make those available when our plan is released publicly.

Our organization distributed 20 million pounds of food last year. That’s the equivalent of 16.5 million meals.

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Financials

Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.56

Average of 0.33 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.3

Average of 0.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 6% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.

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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Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $6,084,816 -$711,589 $1,845,860 $1,344,050 -$3,925,519
As % of expenses 16.2% -2.1% 4.2% 3.9% -10.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $5,613,999 -$1,074,098 $1,377,857 $911,795 -$4,276,729
As % of expenses 14.7% -3.1% 3.1% 2.6% -11.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $43,560,339 $34,480,613 $45,281,900 $36,132,665 $34,853,287
Total revenue, % change over prior year 23.7% -20.8% 0.0% -20.2% -3.5%
Program services revenue 5.3% 5.8% 3.2% 2.7% 3.6%
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 20.4% 31.0% 61.1% 53.4% 38.0%
All other grants and contributions 73.9% 60.4% 35.6% 43.7% 57.7%
Other revenue 0.4% 2.8% 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $37,647,637 $34,706,406 $43,478,029 $34,631,525 $37,015,440
Total expenses, % change over prior year 12.4% -7.8% 0.0% -20.3% 6.9%
Personnel 3.8% 4.3% 2.4% 4.3% 4.5%
Professional fees 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 1.1%
Occupancy 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3%
Interest 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
Pass-through 84.4% 83.2% 87.8% 85.2% 85.7%
All other expenses 10.4% 11.1% 8.6% 9.1% 7.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $38,118,454 $35,068,915 $43,946,032 $35,063,780 $37,366,650
One month of savings $3,137,303 $2,892,201 $3,623,169 $2,885,960 $3,084,620
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $110,057 $443,685 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,581,479
Total full costs (estimated) $41,255,757 $37,961,116 $47,679,258 $38,393,425 $43,032,749

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.3 0.6 1.2 1.1 1.3
Months of cash and investments 0.3 0.6 1.2 1.2 1.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.9 3.9 3.5 4.7 3.0
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,025,633 $1,768,652 $4,195,003 $3,318,329 $4,017,332
Investments $0 $0 $48,251 $48,255 $55,296
Receivables $1,022,061 $2,336,603 $1,179,841 $1,202,558 $1,689,862
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $8,974,026 $9,068,292 $9,526,879 $9,594,504 $12,179,518
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 34.6% 38.4% 42.6% 47.0% 39.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 33.9% 35.7% 35.7% 31.0% 43.5%
Unrestricted net assets $12,431,007 $11,356,909 $12,574,392 $13,486,187 $9,209,458
Temporarily restricted net assets $490,859 $402,680 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $490,859 $402,680 $29,350 $186,440 $1,949,806
Total net assets $12,921,866 $11,759,589 $12,603,742 $13,672,627 $11,159,264

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

CEO

Mr. Franklin J. Richards II

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Dr. Chet Ballard

Valdosta State University (retired)

Phyllis Hiers

William Holland

Coleman Talley

Joann Jones

Burke Murph

NY Life

Franklin J Richards

Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.

Jim Tunison

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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser