Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley today announced it earned another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in America. It’s the fifth consecutive year Second Harvest has earned the 4-star rating.
“On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency,” wrote Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher in a letter to Second Harvest Executive Director Mike Iberis.
The 4-star rating is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating.
“This … indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” Thatcher wrote. “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work.
Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity evaluator, evaluates nearly 10,000 nonprofits across the United States each year, assessing their financial health, transparency and accountability, among other things.
Only 15% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least five consecutive 4-star ratings, indicating that Second Harvest outperforms most other charities in America.
“Second Harvest’s staff members are true heroes here in our community,” said Tony Modarelli, president of Second Harvest’s board of directors. “I’m proud to serve an organization that goes about accomplishing its mission the only way it knows how — by doing the right things for the right reasons.
“It’s nice when our neighbors recognize the good work being done by local people for local people. But it’s even nicer when someone outside our community takes notice.”