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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

West Texas Food Bank

A West Texas without hunger

three stars

88.46

1008 East Second Street P.O. Box 4242
Odessa, TX 79761
tel: (432) 580-6333   Web Site
EIN: 75-2057692

Board Leadership
Jefferson Cox
President

CEO
Libby Campbell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.46 three stars
  Financial 83.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For almost 30 years, West Texas Food Bank's mission has been to alleviate hunger through community partnerships. It all began in 1985, when a small group of concerned citizens joined together to provide needed food to those in our communities who have a hard time making ends meet. The Food Bank distributes over four million pounds of donated and purchased food each year to 75,000 people, working through 80 nonprofit partner agencies. These partners are essential in providing food throughout such a vast 19 county area, covering over 34,000 square miles of the Permian Basin and Big Bend. The Food Bank serves as a clearinghouse to solicit, store, inspect, and repack surplus and purchased food for distribution. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief network, and a member of the Texas Food Bank Network. We also run Kids Café, which provides healthy, nutritious afternoon snacks and evening meals to needy children in after-school child care programs.

For almost 30 years, West Texas Food Bank's mission has been to alleviate hunger through community partnerships. It all began in 1985, when a small group of concerned citizens joined together to provide needed food to those in our communities who have a hard time making ends meet. The Food Bank distributes over four million pounds of donated and purchased food each year to 75,000 people, working through 80 nonprofit partner agencies. These partners are essential in providing food throughout such a vast 19 county area, covering over 34,000 square miles of the Permian Basin and Big Bend. The Food Bank serves as a clearinghouse to solicit, store, inspect, and repack surplus and purchased food for distribution. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief network, and a member of the Texas Food Bank Network. We also run Kids Café, which provides healthy, nutritious afternoon snacks and evening meals to needy children in after-school child care programs.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: West Texas Food Bank
Program Activities
West Texas Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of West Texas Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. West Texas Food Bank publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of West Texas Food Bank’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by West Texas Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by West Texas Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.46 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 96.51 four stars
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars
STEP (MN) 93.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,251,168
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $583,161
Total Contributions $11,834,329
   Program Service Revenue $674,259
Total Primary Revenue $12,508,588
   Other Revenue $415,176
TOTAL REVENUE $12,923,764
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,838,028
   Administrative Expenses $698,952
   Fundraising Expenses $291,587
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,828,567
   
Payments to Affiliates $8,913
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $95,197
   
Net Assets $14,215,799

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Food Distribution $11,838,028 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 11/01/2019 88.46 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 87.75 three stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 91.56 four stars
2015-09 09/01/2017 87.44 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 85.74 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 87.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 90.26 four stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 85.59 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 89.87 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.33 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.17 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 96.95 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 95.05 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 85.88 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 83.44 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 80.11 three stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 80.29 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 75-2057692
Name in IRS Master File WEST TEXAS FOOD BANK
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,045 1.06% Libby Campbell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.46 three stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 88.27 three stars
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 90.05 four stars
Loaves & Fishes Community Services (IL) 95.59 four stars
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 85.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

West Texas Food Bank
1008 East Second Street
P.O. Box 4242
Odessa, TX 79761
tel: (432) 580-6333
fax: (432) 580-0807
EIN: 75-2057692

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Board Leadership

Jefferson Cox
President

CEO

Libby Campbell
Executive Director

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