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

South Plains Food Bank

End Hunger, Give Hope and Enrich Lives.

four stars

92.59

5605 MLK Boulevard Lubbock, TX 79404
tel: (806) 763-3003   Web Site
EIN: 75-1904829

Board Leadership
Charles Key
Board Chair

CEO
David Weaver
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.59 four stars
  Financial 92.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The South Plains Food Bank's mission is to alleviate hunger and give hope to the hungry. We are a humanitarian organization dedicated to serving West Texas by providing those who experience food insecurity with a helping hand. We also extend opportunities for community members to both engage in service, as well as for employment within an environment that promotes community interaction and is enthusiastic about aiding the conclusion of the poverty cycle. As a subdivision of Feeding America and Feeding Texas, we are a community-based organization with the resources of a national campaign, and an outreach that extends through 20 counties in West Texas.

The South Plains Food Bank's mission is to alleviate hunger and give hope to the hungry. We are a humanitarian organization dedicated to serving West Texas by providing those who experience food insecurity with a helping hand. We also extend opportunities for community members to both engage in service, as well as for employment within an environment that promotes community interaction and is enthusiastic about aiding the conclusion of the poverty cycle. As a subdivision of Feeding America and Feeding Texas, we are a community-based organization with the resources of a national campaign, and an outreach that extends through 20 counties in West Texas.

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: South Plains Food Bank
Program Activities
South Plains 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 South Plains Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. South Plains 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 South Plains 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

four stars

92.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Plains Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Plains Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Plains Food Bank (TX) 92.59 four stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 94.02 four stars
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OK) 92.65 four stars
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars
Feed My People (MO) 93.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,225,282
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,225,282
   Program Service Revenue $1,674,789
Total Primary Revenue $16,900,071
   Other Revenue $31,229
TOTAL REVENUE $16,931,300
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,386,990
   Administrative Expenses $830,083
   Fundraising Expenses $560,256
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,777,329
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $153,971
   
Net Assets $20,946,507

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 $15,386,990 100.0%

Ratings History
South Plains Food Bank has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 03/01/2020 92.59 four stars
2018-03 04/01/2019 90.67 four stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 89.53 three stars
2016-03 08/01/2017 88.81 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 75-1904829
Name in IRS Master File SOUTH PLAINS FOOD BANK INC
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2019
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,496 0.76% David Weaver CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Plains Food Bank (TX) 92.59 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 100.00 four stars
Loudoun Hunger Relief (VA) 97.17 four stars
Helping Harvest (PA) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

South Plains Food Bank
5605 MLK Boulevard
Lubbock, TX 79404
tel: (806) 763-3003
fax: (806) 741-0850
EIN: 75-1904829

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Board Leadership

Charles Key
Board Chair

CEO

David Weaver
Chief Executive Officer

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