Harvesters Community Food Network
Rating: 4 stars 5 reviews
Location: 3801 Topping Avenue Kansas City MO 64129 USA
Programs: Harvesters’ Childhood Hunger Initiative includes distributing food to children through our network agencies, as well as our child-specific programs, Kids Cafe and the BackSnack program, and PowerPack, a program for homeless high school students. Kids Cafe provides nutritious meals to after-school and summer programs, as well as child-appropriate nutrition education through the Kids in the Kitchen curriculum. The BackSnack program provides backpacks of food to hungry children over the weekend. PowerPack, which is similar to the BackSnack program, provides a backpack filled with groceries and hygiene products to teens at risk of homelessness.
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Response to Ray_7 as to whether $170,000 CEO salary is "fair". Please read Charity Navigator's 2012 CEO Compensation Study. CN classifies Harvesters as a "large" charity; ie, expenses in excess of $13.5 million. Harvesters' profile: 2011 expenses $73 million & CEO's salary 0.23% of expenses. CN's Compensation Study indicates that, for large charities in the Midwest the median salary was $233,672 and based on size category: 2010 median was $245,671. For charities with expenses in the range of $50-$100 million, the median was $297,454. So, I think Karen Haren's salary of $170,000 is definitely fair.
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