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

Wichita Falls Area Food Bank

Uniting our communities to fight hunger with food, education and advocacy.

four stars

91.16

1230 Midwestern Parkway Wichita Falls, TX 76302
tel: (940) 766-2322   Web Site
EIN: 75-1812865

Board Leadership
Devah Scholl
Chair

CEO
Kara Nickens
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Targeting a population in 12 counties that provide food to over 74,000 individuals, the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank provides hunger relief through distribution of food through a network of over 205 agencies and programs. We distributed 3.7 million pounds of food in 2014 which equates to over 3.1 million meals. Some of the points of distribution include: Food pantries, which distribute bags of food that can be used to prepare meals at home - Feeding sites, where hot meals are served in a communal setting - Shelters for the homeless and abuse - Programs that serve hungry children and the elderly - as well as other agencies, such as rehabilitation program and disaster relief.

Targeting a population in 12 counties that provide food to over 74,000 individuals, the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank provides hunger relief through distribution of food through a network of over 205 agencies and programs. We distributed 3.7 million pounds of food in 2014 which equates to over 3.1 million meals. Some of the points of distribution include: Food pantries, which distribute bags of food that can be used to prepare meals at home - Feeding sites, where hot meals are served in a communal setting - Shelters for the homeless and abuse - Programs that serve hungry children and the elderly - as well as other agencies, such as rehabilitation program and disaster relief.

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: Wichita Falls Area Food Bank
Program Activities
Wichita Falls Area 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 Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Wichita Falls Area 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 Wichita Falls Area 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 November 2019, 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

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
93.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth -4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wichita Falls Area Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wichita Falls Area Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (TX) 91.16 four stars
Hunger Task Force (WI) 89.02 three stars
Clark County Food Bank (WA) 97.60 four stars
South Plains Food Bank (TX) 92.59 four stars
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 88.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,292,868
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $51,225
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,979,337
Total Contributions $6,323,430
   Program Service Revenue $282,513
Total Primary Revenue $6,605,943
   Other Revenue $2,944
TOTAL REVENUE $6,608,887
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,052,944
   Administrative Expenses $421,533
   Fundraising Expenses $128,225
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,602,702
   
Payments to Affiliates $6,765
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,185
   
Net Assets $2,947,223

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 $5,276,273 87.2%
Kid Café $432,805 7.1%
Backpack Food $163,739 2.7%

Ratings History
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 91.16 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 93.08 four stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 94.07 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 98.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 99.69 four stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 86.56 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 86.31 three stars
2013-12 09/01/2014 86.02 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2014 83.89 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2014 80.81 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 75-1812865
Name in IRS Master File WICHITA FALLS AREA FOOD BANK
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans 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 May, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,193 1.06% Kara Nickens Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (TX) 91.16 four stars
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. (TX) 92.61 four stars
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 88.07 three stars
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 91.02 four stars
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 86.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wichita Falls Area Food Bank
1230 Midwestern Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302
tel: (940) 766-2322
fax: (940) 766-4429
EIN: 75-1812865

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Board Leadership

Devah Scholl
Chair

CEO

Kara Nickens
CEO

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