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

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Fighting Hunger ... Feeding Hope.

four stars

95.11

3355 South Purdue P.O. Box 270968
Oklahoma City, OK 73137
tel: (405) 972-1111   Web Site
EIN: 73-1100380

Board Leadership
Ben Williams
Chair

CEO
Stacy Dkystra, PhD
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.11 four stars
  Financial 94.36 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where no one goes hungry. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state's largest domestic hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community- based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where no one goes hungry. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state's largest domestic hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community- based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food for Kids Programs, Food for Seniors, Farm to Food Bank, Fresh Produce, Fresh Mobile Market, Healthy Living Pantry Box, Moore Food and Resource Center, Hope's Kitchen and USDA Commodities
Program Name: Food for Kids Programs, Food for Seniors, Farm to Food Bank, Fresh Produce, Fresh Mobile Market, Healthy Living Pantry Box, Moore Food and Resource Center, Hope's Kitchen and USDA Commodities

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma 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.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma 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 Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’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 September 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

94.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
96.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Note: This organization did not answer this question
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OK) 95.11 four stars
West Suburban Community Pantry (IL) 88.09 three stars
Worcester County Food Bank (MA) 90.93 four stars
Feeding South Dakota (SD) 96.37 four stars
nourish.NJ (NJ) 91.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $73,461,811
   Federated Campaigns $270,415
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,112,935
Total Contributions $79,845,161
   Program Service Revenue $3,556,254
Total Primary Revenue $83,401,415
   Other Revenue $370,435
TOTAL REVENUE $83,771,850
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $83,312,138
   Administrative Expenses $1,170,804
   Fundraising Expenses $2,078,035
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $86,560,977
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,789,126
   
Net Assets $38,995,970

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
Distributes food $83,312,137 100.0%

Ratings History
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2021 95.11 four stars
2018-06 12/23/2020 93.64 four stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 92.65 four 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 73-1100380
Name in IRS Master File REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF OKLAHOMA
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
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 August, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$79,760 0.09% Katie Fitzgerald Chief Executive Officer $79,760

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OK) 95.11 four stars
Central Texas Food Bank (TX) 94.71 four stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (OH) 98.28 four stars
Ozarks Food Harvest (MO) 98.83 four stars

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This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Foodlink Inc. (41-2093509) (41-2093509)
  • Regional Food Bank Foundation (42-1589809)
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Charity Contact Info

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
3355 South Purdue
P.O. Box 270968
Oklahoma City, OK 73137
tel: (405) 972-1111
fax: (405) 688-6447
EIN: 73-1100380

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Board Leadership

Ben Williams
Chair

CEO

Stacy Dkystra, PhD
CEO

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