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

High Plains Food Bank

Alleviating hunger in the Panhandle

four stars

96.66

815 Ross Street Amarillo, TX 79102
tel: (806) 374-8562   Web Site
EIN: 75-1838348

Board Leadership
Pat Ware
President

CEO
Zack Wilson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The High Plains Food Bank collects and distributes donated surplus food to agencies in the Texas Panhandle. We serve as a central clearinghouse for efficient handling of available surplus food. We collect, sort and distribute available food to non-profit agencies that then provide food to individuals, children, elderly, and handicapped in need. In 2008 we distributed 4.5 million pounds of food. The High Plains Food Bank is a part of Feeding American (formerly America's Second Harvest) a national network comprised of 205 food banks across the nation.

The High Plains Food Bank collects and distributes donated surplus food to agencies in the Texas Panhandle. We serve as a central clearinghouse for efficient handling of available surplus food. We collect, sort and distribute available food to non-profit agencies that then provide food to individuals, children, elderly, and handicapped in need. In 2008 we distributed 4.5 million pounds of food. The High Plains Food Bank is a part of Feeding American (formerly America's Second Harvest) a national network comprised of 205 food banks across the nation.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
95.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by High Plains Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by High Plains Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 96.66 four stars
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 91.06 four stars
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (MO) 89.63 three stars
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 94.03 four stars
Montana Food Bank Network (MT) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,675,501
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $828,032
Total Contributions $16,503,533
   Program Service Revenue $1,051,637
Total Primary Revenue $17,555,170
   Other Revenue $155,868
TOTAL REVENUE $17,711,038
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,451,088
   Administrative Expenses $243,644
   Fundraising Expenses $502,437
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,197,169
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $513,869
   
Net Assets $7,205,947

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
Collect & Distribute Food $15,474,230 94.1%
Kid's Café Program $976,858 5.9%

Ratings History
High Plains Food Bank has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.06 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 93.94 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 96.93 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 95.82 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 96.31 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 92.92 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.93 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 91.69 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 89.06 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 77.53 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 79.67 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 88.70 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 84.12 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 89.73 three stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 92.98 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 75-1838348
Name in IRS Master File HIGH PLAINS 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
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(408) Community service organization
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 September, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,223 0.43% Zachary Wilson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 96.66 four stars
Feeding Westchester (NY) 87.34 three stars
Mid-South Food Bank (TN) 90.91 four stars
Shared Harvest Foodbank (OH) 86.64 three stars
Food Bank of Western New York, Inc. (NY) 93.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

High Plains Food Bank
815 Ross Street
Amarillo, TX 79102
tel: (806) 374-8562
fax: (806) 371-7459
EIN: 75-1838348

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 31803
Amarillo, TX 79120

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Board Leadership

Pat Ware
President

CEO

Zack Wilson
Executive Director

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