Wichita Falls Area Food Bank

Wichita Falls, TX   |  http://www.wfafb.org

Mission

Uniting our communities to fight hunger with food, education and advocacy

Ruling year info

1982

CEO

Ms. Kara Nickens

Main address

P.O. Box 623

Wichita Falls, TX 76307 USA

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EIN

75-1812865

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Wichita Falls, Texas is a city of 100,000, but we have the same issues that the big metropolitan cities have. I don't know if our service area is unique or not, but we have so many areas that are considered "Food Deserts". The biggest portion of our schools that we deliver PowerPaks to and the low income programs that we serve Kids meals to, are in these areas. Supplying the Paks and Kids Cafe meals seem to be working in the fight to end Childhood Hunger, but there is still so much to do. We are launching a Mobile Pantry at the end of June and it will also service the Food Deserts. Produce and shelf food will be handed out once a week in six different locations. We are partnering with our local hospital and they will be checking for diabetes and blood pressure in these communities, alongside the Mobile Pantry. Our nutrition staff will also accompany the pantry, so they can teach the parents how to prepare the food they are receiving.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

PowerPak 4 Kids

Nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods in a bag provided to
children so that they can get the food they need over the course of the weekend. The PowerPak program is one of the most effective options to addressing weekend hunger for area children.

Population(s) Served

The requests for some staple food items always exceed
supply. To keep pace with our partner agencies’ needs, we must buy items like ground turkey, canned meat, low sodium canned vegetables, low sugar fruit,
peanut butter and jelly.

Population(s) Served

Kids Cafe is a nationwide program of Feeding America that
provides healthy after-school meals to hungry children, ages 1- 18 years, along with nutrition education, enrichment activities and adult supervision.

Population(s) Served

The Nutrition Services Department is committed to working with WFAFB partner agencies and programs as well as community organizations who serve food insecure clients to provide nutrition education. Improved community health does not occur overnight and is only made possible with multiple facets of the community working together toward a common goal.

Population(s) Served

The impact on both supply and demand for produce has intensified in our 12 county area. As such, produce will be directly distributed from the refrigerated truck to selected areas.

Population(s) Served

Educating individuals of state-funded social services and health care programs that are available, such as SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, Women’s Healthcare Program (not WIC), CHIP, and TANF.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Passed Audit 2015

American Institute of Baking

Affiliations & memberships

America's Second Harvest - Affiliate 1982

Feeding America

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Feed 74,000+ food-insecure people in our service area

Ensure adequate facilities to achieve the mission

Increase quantity of locally-donated foods

Improve nutritional quality of donated / purchased / distributed foods

Improve access to food by our constituents (address “food deserts")

SNAP outreach

Lead in our community

Legislative and community advocacy

Work closely with other orgs with similar missions to address today's hunger

Strengthen our community and our organization

Address underlying causes of hunger through nutrition education

Increase hunger awareness and brand/mission recognition within the org and the community

Secure resources/funding to achieve the expanded mission

Increase Board health and development

Prepare our food bank for the next 20 years

FEED: Ensure adequate facilities to achieve the mission
FEED: Increase quantity of locally-donated foods
FEED: Improve nutritional quality of donated, purchased, distributed foods
FEED: SNAP outreach
FEED: Improve access to food by our constituents (address “food deserts")
LEAD: Legislative & community advocacy
LEAD: Work with other orgs with similar missions to address today's hunger
STRENGTHEN: Address underlying causes of hunger through nutrition education
STRENGTHEN: Increase hunger awareness & brand/mission recognition within the org and community
STRENGTHEN: Secure resources & funding to achieve the expanded mission
STRENGTHEN: Increase Board health and development
STRENGTHEN: Prepare our Food Bank for the next 20 years

Primary
Strong Leadership & Staff
Our Reach and Ability
Willingness/Care/Concern
Committed & Strong Board
Facilities & Infrastructure
Secondary
Established, Strong Foundation
Community Responsiveness

We operate with an acute sense of urgency that reflects the immediate needs of people struggling with hunger. We challenge our employees, volunteers and partners to embrace the same sense of urgency to accomplish our shared vision. All programs are currently being operated at a maximum financially, but with room to grow.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Wichita Falls Area Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 03/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Devah Scholl

Chase Bank


Board co-chair

Mr. Tony Bates

Wichita County Attorney's Office

Mike Kuhrt

Wichita Falls Independent School District

Patricia Jones

Monica Wilkinson

City of Vernon

Iliana Jaramillo Jaramillo

Moore, Camp, Phillips & Patterson LL{

Robert Smith

Pratt & Whitney Canada

Kelly Smith

American National Bank

Guy Bernard

MSU

Jeff Little

United Supermarkets

Sheryl Hopkins

Walmart

Melanie Townsend

KFDX

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes