Better Business Bureau Report for
Hunger Task Force, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2018

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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 every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. We work 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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Our major programs serve to feed, educate, protect and advocate for those in need. Our Free & Local food bank distributes healthy, wholesome food to a network of 75 food pantries, meal programs and homeless shelters completely free of charge. Our 208-urban farm produces nearly a million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables each year solely for the purpose of feeding the hungry. We make healthy, nutritious fresh foods accessible for those with barriers to traditional grocery stores through our Fresh Picks Mobile Market. We assemble and deliver free Stockboxes—pre-packaged boxes of staple foods—to more than 9,000 low-income senior citizens each month. We organize a nationally-recognized summer meals program that provides more than 828,000 meals to local children at safe, supervised meal sites throughout our community during the summer months. Our nutrition education program teaches elementary school children about nutrition and healthy eating in both a classroom and farm setting. We organize a statewide consortium of hunger relief agencies to strengthen the fight against hunger and improve food security statewide. Our anti-hunger public policy work is recognized and supported by national anti-hunger organizations like Share Our Strength (SOS), the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, Hunger Task Force, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Food Program 12,274,961
Outreach 2,898,124
Advocacy 666,562
Total Program Expenses: $15,839,647
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Chief Executive : Sherrie Tussler, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Mike Zeka
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 14

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, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, Appeals via Social Media
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $7,267,202, 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, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Donated Food & Services 5,095,597
Donations - current year use 4,667,548
USDA Food Received 3,821,114
Commodity Supplemental Food Program 618,612
Federal Emergency Management Act Grant 490,414
Donations - future year use 412,709
SNAP Outreach 338,174
Emergency Food Assistance Program 240,280
Hunger Relief Fund 232,175
Other Grants 166,202
No Kid Hungry Social Innovation Fund 63,686
Community Development Block Grant 37,402
In-Kind Revenue 36,251
Miscellaneous 14,540
Change in Beneficial Interest -2,535
Net Investment Income (Loss) -83,117
Total Income $16,149,052


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

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

Total income $16,149,052
Program expenses $15,839,647
Fund raising expenses 667,115
Administrative expenses 477,904
Total expenses $16,984,666
Expenses in Excess of Income (835,614)
Beginning net assets 9,924,439
Ending net assets 9,088,825
Total liabilities 844,922
Total assets $9,933,747

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