FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK INC

Address
4321 HARTWICK ROAD SUITE 320
COLLEGE PARK, MD 20740
Contact
Website: http://www.foodrecoverynetwork.org
Phone: +1 (240) 281-2515
Nonprofit
NTEE: K31 - Food Banks, Food Pantries
EIN: 45-3836775

Mission

THE FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK UNITES STUDENTS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO FIGHT FOOD WASTE AND HUNGER BY RECOVERING PERISHABLE FOOD THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO TO WASTE FROM THEIR CAMPUSES AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND DONATING IT TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
 201620152014
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2011
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area8872
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$72,051.00$49,967.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$54,019.00$45,150.00$43,666.00
Number of employees19145
Number of people compensated >$100k 0 
Number of volunteers300026792000
Number of highly compensated contractors 0 
Personnel
Ahmed, Nosheen
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personNOSHEEN AHMED  
Average hours per week working for org10.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Chesler, Ben
Title  SECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person  BEN CHESLER
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Chesler, Benjamin
TitleSECRETARYSecretary 
Name of key/compensated personBENJAMIN CHESLERBENJAMIN CHESLER 
Average hours per week working for org10.0010.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Gosset, Barry
TitleBOARD MEMBERDirector 
Name of key/compensated personBARRY GOSSETBARRY GOSSET 
Average hours per week working for org5.005.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Grimm, Robert
TitleBOARD CHAIRBoard ChairPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personROBERT GRIMMROBERT GRIMMROBERT T GRIMM JR
Average hours per week working for org10.0010.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Kagan, Rebecca
TitleBOARD MEMBERDirectorDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personREBECCA KAGANREBECCA KAGANREBECCA KAGAN
Average hours per week working for org10.0010.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Kugel, Jeremy
TitleTREASURERTreasurerTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personJEREMY KUGELJEREMY KUGELJEREMY KUGEL
Average hours per week working for org10.0010.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Kunin, Tim
TitleBOARD MEMBERDirectorDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTIM KUNINTIM KUNINTIM KUNIN
Average hours per week working for org10.0010.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Minor, Ernie
TitleBOARD MEMBERDirectorDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personERNIE MINORERNIE MINORERNIE MINOR
Average hours per week working for org10.0010.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Northouse, Regina
TitleEXECUTIVE DI  
Name of key/compensated personREGINA NORTHOUSE  
Average hours per week working for org50.00  
Reportable compensation from org$30,075.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director, Officer  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Simon, Ben
TitleEXECUTIVE DIExecutive Dir.EXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated personBEN SIMONBEN SIMONBEN SIMON
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$23,944.00$45,150.00$43,666.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Young, Kristine
TitleBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personKRISTINE YOUNG  
Average hours per week working for org10.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTHE FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK UNITES STUDENTS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO FIGHT FOOD WASTE AND HUNGER BY RECOVERING PERISHABLE FOOD THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO TO WASTE FROM THEIR CAMPUSES AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND DONATING IT TO PEOPLE IN NEED.THE FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK UNITES STUDENTS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO FIGHT FOOD WASTE AND HUNGER BY RECOVERING PERISHABLE FOOD THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO TO WASTE FROM THEIR CAMPUSES AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND DONATING IT TO PEOPLE IN NEED.THE FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK UNITES STUDENTS AND COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO FIGHT FOOD WASTE AND HUNGER BY RECOVERING PERISHABLE FOOD THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO TO WASTE FROM THEIR CAMPUSES AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND DONATING IT TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
Program expenses (total)$399,367.00$253,893.00$279,509.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK RECOVERED MORE FOOD THAN IN ALL OTHER PREVIOUS YEARS COMBINED, BUT IN NOVEMBER 2015, WE ALSO REACHED A MAJOR MILESTONE: ONE MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD RECOVERED. FROM AUGUST 17, 2015 TO MAY 30, 2016, OUR CHAPTERS RECOVERED A TOTAL OF 556,318 POUNDS OF FOOD, THE EQUIVALENT OF 463,598 MEALS. FRN CHAPTERS RECOVERED THIS FOOD FROM 396 LOCATIONS AND DONATED IT TO 279 HUNGER-FIGHTING COMMUNITY PARTNERS. FRN SAW A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN REQUESTS TO TELL OUR STORY ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS MORE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND BUSINESSES BECAME INTERESTED IN RECOVERING SURPLUS FOOD. WE WERE FEATURED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST, AND PANELED AT THE FOOD TANK SUMMIT AND HARVARD FOOD LAW AND POLICY CLINIC'S REDUCE AND RECOVER CONFERENCE. WE ALSO HOSTED TWO OF OUR FIRST- EVER SIGNATURE EVENTS, THE NATIONAL FOOD RECOVERY DIALOGUE AND LOBBY DAY. IN JUST ONE YEAR, FRN GREW FROM 150 CHAPTERS TO 191 AND ADDED EIGHT NEW STATES INTO THE NETWORK, BRINGING OUR REACH TO 43 STATES. WE WORKED WITH MORE THAN 340 DINING HALLS AND FOOD BUSINESSES TO RECOVER THEIR SURPLUS FOOD AND HELP THEM RETHINK THE WAY THEY VIEW AND HANDLE THEIR SURPLUS FOOD. WE WERE ABLE TO BRING THOSE FOOD DONATIONS TO MORE THAN 260 HUNGER-FIGHTING COMMUNITY PARTNERS. WE'VE FOCUSED ON LAYING AN EVEN STRONGER FOUNDATION FOR FRN THAT WILL ENABLE US TO CONTINUE TO GROW AND INNOVATE IN AN EVER-CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS THE COUNTRY BEGINS TO AWAKEN TO THE NOTION THAT GOOD FOOD SHOULD NOT BE THROWN AWAY. IT HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE TO WORK WITH SUCH A DEDICATED AND INSPIRING TEAM AT FRN, A TEAM THAT IS FIRM IN OUR WORK: THAT HIGHER EDUCATION CAN BE THE FIRST SECTOR WHERE FOOD RECOVERY IS THE NORM AND NOT THE EXCEPTION, AND THAT THIS MODEL CAN SCALE AND TRANSLATE TO OTHER SECTORS. INTERNALLY, FRN HIRED OUR FIRST-EVER CHIEF OF STAFF, CREATED OUR FIRST-EVER ASSOCIATE-LEVEL ROLES, HOSTED MORE INTERNS THAN EVER BEFORE, AND INCREASED OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS FROM SEVEN TO 10 MEMBERS. WE ALSO FOCUSED OUR CONTINUOUS LEARNING EFFORTS TO INCREASE OUR EVALUATION ACUMEN, AND MADE IT A PRIORITY TO ENSURE THE NETWORK'S VOICE WAS REPRESENTED AT THE POLICY LEVEL. INVOLVEMENT LIKE THIS WILL BE CRITICAL AS WE TURN THE CORNER TO FRN'S FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY.
Program expenses$399,367.00  
Grants and allocations made$25,322.00  
Program revenue$4,428.00  
Program descriptionFOOD RECOVERY NETWORK RECOVERED MORE FOOD THAN IN ALL OTHER PREVIOUS YEARS COMBINED, BUT IN NOVEMBER 2015, WE ALSO REACHED A MAJOR MILESTONE: ONE MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD RECOVERED. FROM AUGUST 17, 2015 TO MAY 30, 2016, OUR CHAPTERS RECOVERED A TOTAL OF 556,318 POUNDS OF FOOD, THE EQUIVALENT OF 463,598 MEALS. FRN CHAPTERS RECOVERED THIS FOOD FROM 396 LOCATIONS AND DONATED IT TO 279 HUNGER-FIGHTING COMMUNITY PARTNERS. FRN SAW A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN REQUESTS TO TELL OUR STORY ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS MORE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND BUSINESSES BECAME INTERESTED IN RECOVERING SURPLUS FOOD. WE WERE FEATURED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST, AND PANELED AT THE FOOD TANK SUMMIT AND HARVARD FOOD LAW AND POLICY CLINIC'S REDUCE AND RECOVER CONFERENCE. WE ALSO HOSTED TWO OF OUR FIRST- EVER SIGNATURE EVENTS, THE NATIONAL FOOD RECOVERY DIALOGUE AND LOBBY DAY. IN JUST ONE YEAR, FRN GREW FROM 150 CHAPTERS TO 191 AND ADDED EIGHT NEW STATES INTO THE NETWORK, BRINGING OUR REACH TO 43 STATES. WE WORKED WITH MORE THAN 340 DINING HALLS AND FOOD BUSINESSES TO RECOVER THEIR SURPLUS FOOD AND HELP THEM RETHINK THE WAY THEY VIEW AND HANDLE THEIR SURPLUS FOOD. WE WERE ABLE TO BRING THOSE FOOD DONATIONS TO MORE THAN 260 HUNGER-FIGHTING COMMUNITY PARTNERS. WE'VE FOCUSED ON LAYING AN EVEN STRONGER FOUNDATION FOR FRN THAT WILL ENABLE US TO CONTINUE TO GROW AND INNOVATE IN AN EVER-CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS THE COUNTRY BEGINS TO AWAKEN TO THE NOTION THAT GOOD FOOD SHOULD NOT BE THROWN AWAY. IT HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE TO WORK WITH SUCH A DEDICATED AND INSPIRING TEAM AT FRN, A TEAM THAT IS FIRM IN OUR WORK: THAT HIGHER EDUCATION CAN BE THE FIRST SECTOR WHERE FOOD RECOVERY IS THE NORM AND NOT THE EXCEPTION, AND THAT THIS MODEL CAN SCALE AND TRANSLATE TO OTHER SECTORS. INTERNALLY, FRN HIRED OUR FIRST-EVER CHIEF OF STAFF, CREATED OUR FIRST-EVER ASSOCIATE-LEVEL ROLES, HOSTED MORE INTERNS THAN EVER BEFORE, AND INCREASED OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS FROM SEVEN TO 10 MEMBERS. WE ALSO FOCUSED OUR CONTINUOUS LEARNING EFFORTS TO INCREASE OUR EVALUATION ACUMEN, AND MADE IT A PRIORITY TO ENSURE THE NETWORK'S VOICE WAS REPRESENTED AT THE POLICY LEVEL. INVOLVEMENT LIKE THIS WILL BE CRITICAL AS WE TURN THE CORNER TO FRN'S FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY.  
Food Recovery Network recovered and donated more meals than in all other years combined: more than 350,000 meals. That's 1,000 meals every single day that would otherwise be going to waste. We started September 2014 off with 96 chapters, butover the course of the year grew to 150 colleges and universities in 36 states. Students across the country are rallying together to take a stand against food waste and demanding that their campuses donate their surplus food. FRN is now not only the largest student movement against hunger, but one of the biggest brands in food recovery.To keep up with this explosive expansion, we more than doubled the number offellows in our national office that dedicate their days to talking to students across the country about how to start FRN chapters or improve their current chapters. As our staff ballooned from eight to 15 full-time team members and our desks all felt a little cozier, the new team brought infectious enthusiasm and energy to the office. Together they eliminated inefficiencies in our process for starting chapters, and came up with ways to institutionalize our chapters and make them long-lasting, sustainable parts of these universities.For the first time FRN hosted two regional conferences in the fall, an eastern conference at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and a western conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. 60 students from 17 chapters collaborated in sessions based around increasing recovery capacity, strengthening community relationships, fundraising, and more. In the spring, we held our biggest gathering yet at the University of Georgia: the second annual Food Waste & Hunger Summit, which we co-hosted with the Campus Kitchens Project. 125 students from 42 chapters across the country traveled to Athens, GA to learn from nonprofit leaders,industry representatives, and their peers in a two-day conference that resulted in an overwhelming amount of idea generation,inspiration, and camaraderie.
Program expenses $253,893.00 
Grants and allocations made $21,147.00 
Program revenue $191,759.00 
Program description Food Recovery Network recovered and donated more meals than in all other years combined: more than 350,000 meals. That's 1,000 meals every single day that would otherwise be going to waste. We started September 2014 off with 96 chapters, butover the course of the year grew to 150 colleges and universities in 36 states. Students across the country are rallying together to take a stand against food waste and demanding that their campuses donate their surplus food. FRN is now not only the largest student movement against hunger, but one of the biggest brands in food recovery.To keep up with this explosive expansion, we more than doubled the number offellows in our national office that dedicate their days to talking to students across the country about how to start FRN chapters or improve their current chapters. As our staff ballooned from eight to 15 full-time team members and our desks all felt a little cozier, the new team brought infectious enthusiasm and energy to the office. Together they eliminated inefficiencies in our process for starting chapters, and came up with ways to institutionalize our chapters and make them long-lasting, sustainable parts of these universities.For the first time FRN hosted two regional conferences in the fall, an eastern conference at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and a western conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. 60 students from 17 chapters collaborated in sessions based around increasing recovery capacity, strengthening community relationships, fundraising, and more. In the spring, we held our biggest gathering yet at the University of Georgia: the second annual Food Waste & Hunger Summit, which we co-hosted with the Campus Kitchens Project. 125 students from 42 chapters across the country traveled to Athens, GA to learn from nonprofit leaders,industry representatives, and their peers in a two-day conference that resulted in an overwhelming amount of idea generation,inspiration, and camaraderie. 
THE FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK UNITES STUDENTS AND COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO FIGHT FOOD WASTE AND HUNGER BY RECOVERING PERISHABLE FOOD THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO TO WASTE FROM THEIR CAMPUSES AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND DONATING IT TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
Program expenses  $279,509.00
Program description  THE FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK UNITES STUDENTS AND COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO FIGHT FOOD WASTE AND HUNGER BY RECOVERING PERISHABLE FOOD THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO TO WASTE FROM THEIR CAMPUSES AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AND DONATING IT TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$520,187.00$349,710.00$279,509.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$399,367.00$253,893.00$279,509.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$72,221.00$53,221.00$0.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$48,599.00$42,596.00$0.00
Revenue
Total revenue$583,161.00$377,702.00$282,951.00
Program service revenue (total)$4,428.00$10,401.00$13,206.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$575,692.00$367,160.00$269,745.00
Investment income$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$3,041.00$141.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$575,692.00$367,160.00$269,745.00
Gross receipts$583,161.00$379,897.00$282,951.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$68,939.00$90,314.00 
Revenue from all other contributions$506,753.00$276,846.00$269,745.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total) $0.00 
Miscellaneous revenue (total) $0.00 
Net revenue from gaming (total) $0.00 
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments $0.00 
Net rental income $0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events $0.00 
Net inventory sales (total)$3,041.00$141.00 
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total) $0.00 
Legal fees (total) $0.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total) $0.00 
Investment management fees (total) $0.00 
Accounting service fees (total)$9,015.00$8,925.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$197,001.00$130,912.00$88,898.00
Total assets, beginning of year$130,912.00$88,898.00$81,631.00
Total liabilities$9,171.00$6,415.00$3,363.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$6,415.00$3,363.00 
Pledges & accounts receivable, net $0.00 
Loans & receivables from key persons $0.00 
Temporarily restricted net assets$35,000.00$19,867.00$82,000.00
Net assets$187,830.00$124,497.00$85,535.00
Net assets, beginning of year$124,497.00$85,535.00$81,631.00
Intangible assets $0.00 
Other assets $0.00 
Investments: other securities $0.00 
Investments: publicly traded securities $0.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$197,001.00$130,912.00$88,898.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$130,912.00$88,898.00$81,631.00
Investments: program-related $0.00 
Inventories for sale or use $0.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$62,974.00$27,992.00$3,442.00
Advertising (total)$3,646.00$730.00$4,595.00
Savings & temp cash investment $0.00 
Accounts receivable, net $0.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges $0.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$9,171.00$6,415.00$3,363.00
Total net assets or fund balances$187,830.00$124,497.00$85,535.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization $0.00 
Payment to affiliates $0.00$17,590.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1087
Number of independent voting members977
Tax year start date2015-07-012014-07-012013-07-01
Tax year end date2016-06-302015-06-302014-06-30
Has local chaptersTrueTrueTrue
Accounting methodCashCashCash
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5kTrue  
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Reason for form submission
Address change  True
Date e-filing submitted2017-10-022016-08-042015-03-11
IRS schema version2015v3.02014v6.02013v4.0
Filing identifier201701359349309330201601349349307170201520629349300227
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