Food And Shelter, Inc.
104 W. Comanche
Norman OK 73069
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Food and Shelter
Mission Statement
Food and Shelter provides services that empower people in need of food, homes and hope.
Contact Information
Contact Name April Heiple
Contact email
Address 104 W. Comanche
Norman, OK 73069
Phone (405) 360-4954
Fax 405-360-2144
County Cleveland County
Alternate Address PO Box 5537
Norman OK 73070 5537
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mail checks to Food and Shelter Inc. at 104 W. Comanche St., Norman, OK 73069 or you can call us at 405-360-4954. We have many volunteer opportunities on a daily basis and we always accept in-kind donations. Thank you so much for your continued support of Food and Shelter Inc.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $950,000.00
Projected Expenses $850,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Food and Shelter for Friends2010
Year Founded 1983
IRS Ruling Year 1984
State Registration Expiration Mar 2017
Food and Shelter provides services that empower people in need of food, homes and hope.

Imagine looking out your office window and seeing men, women and children pulling food out of your trash because they are starving. Imagine families with no place to call home and children who cannot enroll in school because they have no address. In 1983, these are the things that inspired our founders to find a solution to homelessness and hunger. Food and Shelter started as a once-per-week lunch for people who were homeless and has since grown to be a fully operational soup kitchen and shelter program.

For over 30 years, Food and Shelter has been feeding women, children and men who are hungry and housing families in crisis. Food and Shelter are core components of our services and something we believe to be basic human rights of every individual in our community. We serve the most indigent residents of our community many of which live on little to no income.

Our food program, funded by United Way of Norman, is second to none in Cleveland County. Hundreds of women, children and men rely on Food and Shelter for their daily nutrition. We serve breakfast and lunch 7 days per week to any person who is hungry. On average we serve 250 meals per day. In 2015 alone, we served over 100,000 meals. On top of this, we provide food baskets to hungry families who may have to choose between buying food and paying rent. Food is a necessity, not a privilege.

The shelter component of Food and Shelter is a multi-faceted program. We provide short term, long-term and supportive housing for individuals and families who are homeless. We own and operate a transitional housing program where families with children can live for up to 2 years with the care and support of a case manager to empower and encourage them to build stronger, healthier families. We provide housing for medically vulnerable, chronically homeless single individuals with the support of a case manager to ensure they maintain stable, healthy lifestyles. Because we do not have facilities for emergency shelter, we provide families who are homeless emergency placement through motel stays. Our prevention program is a new and unique strategy in tackling homelessness. By avoiding homelessness, we save our community money and reduce the trauma moms, dads and children experience with homelessness.

Currently, we are in the process of expanding our campus with a completely new kitchen and dining room, additional office space and 32 beautifully crafted homes for women, children and men who are experiencing homelessness. Our new location will be completed by Summer 2017. You can see images of the on-going project here.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Cleveland County
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/Temporary Housing
Food and Shelter operates a soup kitchen, day shelter and food pantry every day of the week.  We offer a hot breakfast and lunch as well as food boxes to ensure no woman, child or man is hungry.  
Population Served Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Description There are so many reasons people find themselves in a situation where they have no place to sleep at night; no home.  Our shelter program begins with finding an immediate solution for the short term.  We assess their long term needs to determine what type of housing they need and assist in the placement.  Most families will be able to move out on their own very quickly and we call this program Rapid ReHousing.  Others need more long-term support and for these families, we own and operate a number of housing programs ranging from Transitional Housing to Permanent Housing.  
Population Served Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director April Heiple
Start Date Feb 2010
Experience 17 years non profit administration along with two Masters in Human Relations and Public Administration.
Senior Staff
Laura Birkett-FielderAdministrator
Christy BlairCase Manager
Angela CorbittSHP Case Manager
Natalie GardnerAssistant Director
Sunny HillDirector of Food Service Operations
Lisa LewisCase Manager
Celeste Smith-WarahOutreach Case Manager
Xochit ThompsonOffice and Properties Manager
Number of Full-time Staff 8
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 6
Native American/American Indian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 9
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Bill Hughes
Company Affiliation Financial Adviser
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 23, 2017
Board of Directors List
Mark Adair EntrepreneurVoting
Jan Astani Speaker, Trainer, WriterVoting
Wade Bowser Retired ArchitectVoting
Mark Braley Law EnforcementVoting
Kendall Cartmell Voting
Robert Hamm OU Medical; Director Volunteer ServicesVoting
Angela Holladay Non-Profit AdministrationVoting
Cheryl Hollingsworth Retired Speech PathologistVoting
Chris Huston AttorneyVoting
David Imy Retired National Weather CenterVoting
Tish Marek Retired BankerVoting
Ed Marek University ProfessorVoting
Gretchen Nicholson Attorney/Private PracticeVoting
DJ Nuzum Corporate BankerVoting
David Saunders Retired ExxonMobileVoting
Zac Selmon Athletics/Higher EducationVoting
Lori Thrower Past PresidentVoting
Rev. Hugh Wilson Retired MinisterVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 2 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 Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Casey Allen
Zena Amer
Jim Jinkins
Harriett Kemp
Laketa Marty
Marilyn McCullough
Rosamond Miller
Clifton Naifeh
David Nordyke
Kathryn Selmon
Shirley Snider
Hank Strategier
Mary Louise Symcox
John Waller
Susan Whiteneck
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $950,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $850,000
Financial Documents
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$2,088,099$1,173,578$1,040,168
Total Expenses$962,634$1,034,164$970,924
Revenue Less Expenses$1,125,465$139,414$69,244
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$1,146,995$101,500$527,550
Individual Contributions$109,000$240,195$346,452
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,073--$1,570
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events----$58,346
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$842,933$812,446$859,110
Administration Expense$111,717$359,841$99,829
Fundraising Expense$7,984$6,380$11,985
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.171.131.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%79%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,200,807$812,446$675,213
Current Assets$1,563,507$359,841$330,178
Long-Term Liabilities$257,280----
Current Liabilities$8,343$2,727$4,908
Total Net Assets$1,935,184$809,719$670,305
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities187.40131.9567.27
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets12%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $1,446,995Govt - Unspecified $771,630Govt - Unspecified $527,550
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $431,031Individuals $240,195Individuals $346,452
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $109,000Indirect Support $101,500Indirect Support $105,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Food and Shelter is building a new campus to expand housing, increase capacity and grow our services for people in need.
Campaign Goal $4,000,000
Campaign Dates Aug 2015 to July 2017
Amount Raised To Date $3,250,000 as of Jan 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from IRS Form 990s.
Note:  Fiscal Year 2015,  the "Other" includes $389,455 Gain on Disposal of Asset, $40,992 Tuscany Court and $584 "Other Revenue."
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 104 W. Comanche
Norman, OK 73069
Primary Phone 405 360-4954 100
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CEO/Executive Director April Heiple
Board Chair Bill Hughes
Board Chair Company Affiliation Financial Adviser