Better Business Bureau Report for
Hunger Task Force, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Address: 201 South Hawley Court
  Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: 414-777-0483
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Hunger Task Force, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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As Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s leading anti-hunger organization, Hunger Task Force fights hunger on all fronts. Our food bank provides emergency food absolutely free of charge to a local network of 80 food pantries and meal programs. Our 208-acre urban Farm annually grows and distributes nearly 1,000,000 pounds of fresh produce into our food bank’s supply. Hunger Task Force also advocates for better public policies and nutrition programs that feed families, including FoodShare, school meals, summer meals, WIC and senior farmers’ market vouchers.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, Hunger Task Force, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Food Program 11,288,412
Outreach 2,616,924
Advocacy 435,780
Total Program Expenses: $14,341,116
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Chief Executive : Sherrie Tussler, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Mike Zeka
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney/Quarles & Brady

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 58

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $18,578,616, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Hunger Task Force, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Donated Food 9,213,283
Contributions 7,887,746
Government Grants 1,444,828
Net Investment Income 274,588
In Kind Revenue 32,759
Change in Beneficial Interest 26,083
Miscellaneous Income 14,271
Total Income $18,893,558


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 93%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 3% 

Total income $18,893,558
Program expenses $14,341,116
Fund raising expenses 628,060
Administrative expenses 452,545
Total expenses $15,421,721
Income in Excess of Expenses 3,471,837
Beginning net assets 5,659,508
Ending net assets 9,131,345
Total liabilities 681,825
Total assets $9,813,170

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