Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
3355 S Purdue
Oklahoma City OK 73179-7640
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Regional Food Bank Foundation
Mission Statement The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's mission is “Fighting Hunger … Feeding Hope”. 
Contact Information
Contact Name Katie Fitzgerald
Contact email
Address 3355 S Purdue
Oklahoma City, OK 73179 7640
Phone (405) 972-1111
Fax 405-688-6447
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Your donation is crucial to fight hunger in Oklahoma, where one in four children struggles with hunger and more than 675,000 are at risk of going hungry every day.

With administrative and fundraising costs below 4 percent, every dollar donated makes a difference. For example:

A gift of $1,000 provides 5,000 meals.
A gift of $250 will feed a family of 4 for three months.A gift of $200 will provide food for one chronically hungry child every weekend for an entire school year.
By making a gift to the Regional Food Bank, you will be supporting Oklahoma’s largest private hunger-relief charity in the state and you'll provide hope, in the form of food, to thousands of hungry Oklahoma families, children and seniors.

Should you have any questions about the Regional Food Bank or would like to make an online donation, please visit Thank you.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $15,375,803.00
Projected Expenses $16,659,754.00
History and Background
Former Names
Oklahoma City Food Bank2003
Year Founded 1980
IRS Ruling Year 1997
State Registration Expiration Feb 2018
Mission The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's mission is “Fighting Hunger … Feeding Hope”. 

With a 37-year history of working in hunger-relief efforts, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s mission is “Fighting Hunger … Feeding Hope.” We envision a hunger-free Oklahoma where everyone, including children, has access to food, regardless of their circumstance. Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma. By providing food to those struggling with hunger, the Regional Food Bank fills a critical need our state, which is ranked by The Center on Hunger and Poverty as one of the worst states in the nation for consistent access to food.

Impact The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma distributes more than 52 million pounds of food annually through a network of more than 1,300 schools and partner agencies, including emergency food pantries, shelters and direct-service programs. The Regional Food Bank also operates a variety of special programs that target groups of people who may not have access to the traditional emergency food network due to age, location, mobility or disability. These programs include: the Backpack Program; the School Pantry Program; Summer Feeding Program; Care and Share Family Box Program; Kids Cafe; Senior Feeding; FreshRx and Urban Harvest.
Needs The Regional Food Bank's most immediate needs are food, funds and friends. The Regional Food Bank and its partner agencies are currently experiencing an increase in requests for food assistance. These requests are coming at a time when national food donations are down, food costs continue to rise and costs such as fuel and freight continue to increase.

Financial and food donations received by the Regional Food Bank help Oklahomans have the nutritious food resources they need. Friends of the food bank are always needed to volunteer in the Volunteer Center, helping to pack and repack food distributed to our Oklahoma neighbors.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank serves 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition/Food Programs
Tertiary Organizational Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition/Nutrition

During our first year of operation, the Regional Food Bank distributed approximately 280,000 pounds of food to 45 charities – we now do that in three days. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has distributed more than 460 million pounds of food. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 52 million pounds of food.

The Regional Food Bank works with a network of more than 1,300 partner agencies and schools throughout central and western Oklahoma to distribute food to Oklahomans in need of food assistance. We are currently providing enough food to feed more than 125,000 Oklahomans each week.
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description The Regional Food Bank's four Food for Kids Childhood Hunger Initiative programs work to ensure that hungry children in Oklahoma have access to nutritious food, allowing them to learn at the same rate as their peers, giving them hope for the future and an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description The Regional Food Bank works with community partners, senior housing sites and congregate feeding sites to provide food to low-income seniors who live at or below 180 percent of the Federal poverty rate.
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled

The Regional Food Bank works with 14 collaborative Food & Resource Centers to reach targeted, underserved populations in urban and rural Oklahoma.

Population Served Adults Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Disaster Programs

The Regional Food Bank provides disaster relief (water, food, tarps, baby food, diapers, cots for shelters, etc.) along with other voluntary organizations active in disaster relief efforts.  Fund donations are best, as we can then purchase what is needed most. 


CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Katie Fitzgerald
Start Date Oct 2016
Senior Staff
Deborah BuntingVice President of Administration
Cassie GilmanVice President of Marketing and Development
Steve KullbergVice President of Operations
Number of Full-time Staff 109
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 44000
Staff Retention Rate 0
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Other 5
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2015
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Tressa Madden
Company Affiliation Community Leader
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Jamey Allen Oklahoma Department of AgricultureVoting
Steve Arnold AWGVoting
Mark Brewer RetiredVoting
Jim Brooks Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products CenterVoting
Brandon Brown Chesapeake Energy CorporationVoting
Karen Jacobs Oklahoma Department of Human ServicesVoting
Brandon Long McAfee & TaftVoting
Dave Lopez Lopez FoodsVoting
Tressa Madden Community LeaderVoting
Jessica Martinez-Brooks University of OklahomaVoting
Norma Noble Community LeaderVoting
Shelli Osburn Cox CommunicationsVoting
Collins Peck Smith & Pickel ConstructionVoting
Steve Riggs USPS (Retired) and NALCVoting
Kim Shoemake BKD, LLP (Retired)Voting
Ben Williams Devon Energy CorporationVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Gary Allison Tri-State Industrial Group
Sherry Barton New York Life
Isabel Chancellor IngenuitE, Inc.
Jeff Click Jeff Click Homes
Phil Cook, Vice Chair Devon Energy Corporation
Karen Cunningham Oklahoma Financial Center, Inc.
Kyle Essmiller, Chair PostRock Energy Corporation
Derek Gill First United Bank
John Kapchinske Retired, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Holly Luke Community Leader
Marian Moon Community Leader
Patricia Murphy Community Leader
Melinda Newport The Chickasaw Nation
Joy Parduhn Exencial Wealth Advisors
Adam Rainbolt, Secretary Wilcox and McGrath
G. Rainey Williams, Treasurer Marco Capital Group
Gail Wynne Carlisle Collection
Constituent Board
Constituent Board Members
Cindy Batt Bank of Oklahoma
Robert Clements, Vice-Chair Clements Foods Company
Pat Garrett Garrett and Company
Peggy Garrett, Secretary Urban Mission
James Hopper Oklahoma Restaurant Association
Michael Joseph McAfee & Taft
Tressa Madden Okie City Custom Cycles
Marian Moon, Chair Community Leader
Sharon Neuwald Retired
Rainey Williams Marco Capital Group ALP
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
The Food Bank operates three separate organizations:  Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Regional Food Bank Foundation (EIN#42-1589809) and FoodLink (EIN#41-2093509), each with individual Boards of Directors.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2017-June 30, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $15,375,803
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $16,659,754
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$84,987,043$76,636,553$84,239,239
Total Expenses$80,061,021$80,936,131$72,817,229
Revenue Less Expenses$4,926,022($4,299,578)$11,422,010
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,604,195$1,361,895$1,210,855
Individual Contributions$6,122,887$4,866,318$5,434,440
Investment Income, Net of Losses$167,869$112,959$112,991
Unrealized Gain/Loss($32,932)$600,675$501,067
Membership Dues------
Special Events$10,241$41,020$43,453
Revenue In-Kind$63,870,780$56,193,008$65,649,012
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$77,272,265$78,242,412$70,252,310
Administration Expense$904,914$845,253$816,960
Fundraising Expense$1,883,842$1,848,466$1,747,959
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.060.951.16
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%97%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%12%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$47,388,491$41,770,314$46,386,457
Current Assets$10,117,436$12,048,866$13,913,970
Long-Term Liabilities$481,360$628,658$839,186
Current Liabilities$1,855,658$1,016,205$1,122,242
Total Net Assets$45,051,473$40,125,451$44,425,029
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.4511.8612.40
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%2%2%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue In-Kind $63,870,780Revenue in Kind $56,193,008Revenue In-Kind $65,649,012
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $9,376,799Foundation & Corporations $9,248,947Foundations & Corporations $6,761,514
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $6,122,887Individuals $4,866,318Individuals $5,434,440
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
The Food Bank has various endowment funds with different spending policies.  The total shown is the cumulative total.
Foundation Staff Comments
All historical financial information is from audited financial statements. 
Note:  Revenue In-Kind reflects value of contributed inventory, including USDA commodities. 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
Address 3355 S Purdue
Oklahoma City, OK 73179 7640
Primary Phone 405 972-1111
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Katie Fitzgerald
Board Chair Tressa Madden
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Leader


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