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”. 
Ray,who was living on the street, is getting his life back on track thanks to a new apartment through the VA and good food from the Regional Food Bank and BritVil.
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
Alternate Address P.O. Box 270968
Oklahoma City OK 73137
How to Give
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The Regional Food Bank's mission is "Fighting Hunger...Feeding Hope." Oklahoma is the sixth hungriest state in the United States. In fact, one in six Oklahomans, and one in four children, in Oklahoma lives with hunger.

The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 Oklahomans every week, 37 percent of whom are children. Supporting the Regional Food Bank helps Oklahomans reach their potential. The majority of Oklahomans served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes, and hardworking families who cannot make ends meet.

The Reginal Food Bank’s administrative and funding costs are 4 percent. Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank provides 4 meals for Oklahomans living with hunger. Make a donation at

Volunteer are needed year-round to help fight hunger. To view available opportunities and register to volunteer, visit, email or call 405-600-3161.

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 38-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. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

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 Oklahomans 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; Food for Seniors; Food for Health; FreshRx and Urban Harvest.

The Regional Food Bank's most immediate needs are donations and volunteers. The Regional Food Bank and its partner agencies are experiencing an increase in requests for food assistance.

Financial and food donations received by the Regional Food Bank provide Oklahomans the nutritious food resources they need. The Reginal Food Bank’s administrative and funding costs are 4 percent. Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank provides 4 meals for Oklahomans living with hunger. Make a donation at

Volunteer are needed year-round to help fight hunger. To view available opportunities and register to volunteer, visit, email or call 405-600-3161.

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 683 million pounds of food. Last year, the Food Bank distributed over 52 million pounds of food.

The Regional Food Bank works with a network of more than 1,300 community-based 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 136,000 Oklahomans each week, 37 percent of whom are children.
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description These 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. Last year, the number of students in the Food for Kids Programs increased by 17 percent from 37,658 students to 43,991. Additionally, the Regional Food Bank provided more than 3 million meals for chronically hungry children through Food for Kids, which includes: Kids Café, Summer Feeding, Backpack Program, School Break and School Pantry Program.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description Every day, older Oklahomans are faced with not having enough money to pay rent, utilities, medical bills and prescriptions. At times, support from family and friends is just not enough, and they are unable to stretch their dollar far enough to purchase enough food to sustain their health. Through the Senior Mobile Markets Program and Commodity Supplemental Food Program, the Regional Food Bank is helping Oklahoma’s seniors in need of food assistance. Through Senior Mobile Markets, the Regional Food Bank delivers food each month to seniors living in 18 Oklahoma Housing Authority sites in Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, Seminole and Comanche counties. Each recipient receives a sack of nonperishable food items along with produce, refrigerated items, and bread when available. The Regional Food Bank assists with 18 Senior Mobile Markets and serves an average of 994 seniors a month, totaling 283,490 meals last year. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income seniors, age 60 or older, by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. More than 3,000 Oklahoma seniors are enrolled in CSFP.
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
Experience Katie Fitzgerald has spent her career in the non-profit sector working to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, youth and families. Prior to joining the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma she served as the President and CEO of Make-a-Wish Oklahoma based in Oklahoma City. Fitzgerald also served as Executive Director at the Center for Children and Families in Norman, Oklahoma where she led the largest expansion in operating and capital revenue in the agency’s history. Earlier in her career, Katie served as Director for the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of Oklahoma’s Carl Albert Center and led the Oklahoma Afterschool Network at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. Before moving to Oklahoma, Katie served as Program Director with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and held several leadership positions with United Way of Greater Battle Creek in Michigan. Fitzgerald began her career as an Americorps volunteer, has served as a Commissioner with the Social and Voluntary Services Commission with the City of Norman and as a board member with several non-profits. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan.
Senior Staff
Deborah BuntingChief Financial Officer
Cassie GilmanChief Advancement Officer
Steve KullbergChief Operating Officer
Jim StrubyChief Impact Officer
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
Top Places to WorkThe Oklahoman 2018
Best Place to VolunteerOklahoma Gazette 2017
Best NonprofitOklahoma Gazette 2017
Family Favorite, Place for Families to VolunteerMetro Family Magazine 2017
Best Place to Give BackOklahoma Living 2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Tressa Madden-McGill
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$79,145,081$79,612,170$70,754,148
Total Expenses$79,389,493$77,976,988$78,384,800
Revenue Less Expenses($244,412)$1,635,182($7,630,652)
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$6,535,917$5,665,254$4,754,423
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$9$22$21
Unrealized Gain/Loss$10,184----
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$78,775,543$77,320,022$77,817,413
Administration Expense$587,265$645,168$553,137
Fundraising Expense$26,685$11,798$14,250
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.020.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%99%99%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$8,726,478$9,746,302$7,450,357
Current Assets$193,315$79,224$110,046
Long-Term Liabilities$333,737$481,360$628,658
Current Liabilities$995,247$1,623,036$814,975
Total Net Assets$7,397,494$7,641,906$6,006,724
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.190.050.14
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets4%5%8%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $56,888,099Contributions $59,586,616Contributions $52,572,980
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $11,572,217Indirect Public Support $10,354,275Indirect Public Support $9,594,786
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Fedl $6,535,917Govt - Fedl $5,665,254Govt - Fedl $4,754,423
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 prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Note:  Revenue In-Kind reflects value of contributed inventory, including USDA commodities. 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
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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-McGill
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Leader


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