East Texas Food Bank

Fighting Hunger. Feeding Hope.

aka East Texas Food Bank   |   Tyler, TX   |  www.easttexasfoodbank.org
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East Texas Food Bank

EIN: 75-2222686


The East Texas Food Bank exists to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas.

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Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Dennis Cullinane

Main address

3201 Robertson Road

Tyler, TX 75701 USA

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Subject area info

Food aid

Food banks

Population served info


NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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

East Texas Food Bank Programs

Child Hunger Initiatives: Our child hunger initiatives are focused on making sure children are being fed well in order that they grow healthier, get more out of school, and are able to achieve what they want without lack of adequate food. Kids Cafe is an after-school program that serves snacks and meals to kids in a safe environment. BackPack Program supplements weekend meals by sending kids home with backpacks full of easy-to-prepare foods to last throughout weekend. Summer Food Service Program exists to make sure school-aged children and youth who normally receive meals during the school year do not go hungry during the summer when these programs no longer operate. In addition to food, our programs also offer various forms of Nutrition Education aimed especially at youth. Rural Outreach and Delivery delivers food and other grocery items from the Food Bank to strategic sites in outlying communities enabling rural agencies to better benefit from membership with the Food Bank. Fresh Produce Program: distributes fresh fruits and vegetable to clients through partner agencies. We distributed over 10 million pounds of fresh produce in FY2019. Nutrition Education: promotes a long-term solution to hunger and poor nutritional habits by providing parents on a low income struggling to feed their families the cooking, nutrition and food budgeting skills they need to make healthy and economical food choices.

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Where we work

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.82 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 23% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

East Texas Food Bank

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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East Texas Food Bank

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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East Texas Food Bank

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of East Texas Food Bank’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$902,592 $305,814 $1,333,687 $1,185,406 $2,801,269
As % of expenses -3.1% 1.0% 4.1% 3.6% 7.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$1,219,096 $2,791 $998,687 $916,093 $2,435,220
As % of expenses -4.1% 0.0% 3.0% 2.8% 6.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $29,020,452 $32,728,471 $34,399,091 $32,317,895 $40,555,370
Total revenue, % change over prior year 14.2% 12.8% 5.1% -6.1% 25.5%
Program services revenue 3.4% 3.3% 2.5% 2.5% 2.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 17.1% 15.7% 16.9% 24.3% 32.8%
All other grants and contributions 81.7% 82.6% 81.4% 75.1% 67.7%
Other revenue -2.2% -1.7% -1.0% -2.0% -2.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $29,171,055 $31,835,528 $32,739,637 $32,879,577 $37,800,407
Total expenses, % change over prior year 13.4% 9.1% 2.8% 0.4% 15.0%
Personnel 8.7% 8.1% 8.2% 8.0% 8.1%
Professional fees 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Occupancy 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 90.3% 91.2% 91.0% 91.1% 91.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $29,487,559 $32,138,551 $33,074,637 $33,148,890 $38,166,456
One month of savings $2,430,921 $2,652,961 $2,728,303 $2,739,965 $3,150,034
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $1,181,178 $1,779,239 $627,548
Total full costs (estimated) $31,918,480 $34,791,512 $36,984,118 $37,668,094 $41,944,038

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 1.5 1.5 1.3 0.7 2.1
Months of cash and investments 1.5 1.5 1.3 0.7 2.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.1
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $3,718,391 $4,073,466 $3,667,146 $1,954,925 $6,477,407
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,026,459 $1,184,402 $1,181,717 $775,912 $443,593
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,571,337 $7,681,012 $8,753,871 $10,522,789 $11,151,095
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 53.8% 55.1% 50.9% 44.8% 45.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.5% 3.0% 3.1% 1.9% 11.7%
Unrestricted net assets $11,437,021 $11,439,812 $12,438,553 $13,354,646 $15,789,866
Temporarily restricted net assets $799,286 $1,565,975 $2,193,103 $729,257 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $799,286 $1,565,975 $2,193,103 $729,257 $729,230
Total net assets $12,236,307 $13,005,787 $14,631,656 $14,083,903 $16,519,096

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Dennis Cullinane

Dennis joined the East Texas Food Bank team in March 2010 from San Marcos, California where he was the Senior Vice President of Operations for a leading provider of high volume contract food, merchandise and facility management services to major convention, sports and cultural attraction facilities in North America. His combined 40 years’ experience in the food industry has given him valuable experience in organizational development, strategic team building, financial analysis, financial/budget administration, project management warehousing, inventory management and distribution pipelines. Dennis is currently serving as the Board Chair of the Collaborative for Fresh Produce and the United Way of Smith County Agency Directors Association and is the past Board Chair of Feeding Texas and the Association of Fundraising Professionals East Texas Chapter. Dennis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management/ Business Concentration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and hi

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

East Texas Food Bank

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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East Texas Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 06/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Bill Mohl

Cathy Schreiber

Community Volunteer

Ann Howell

State Farm Insurance, Retired

Gregg Davis

Merrill Lynch, Tyler

Bryan Jacobe

Jacobe Brothers Construction

Jay Jelinek

Brookshire Brothers Grocery Company, Lufkin

Howard Tagg

Attorney, Tyler

Kenneth Cobb

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Verna Hall

Community Volunteer

Leslie Harrison

Community Volunteer

Jeff Johnston

Chick-Fil-A, Broadway

Michele Bosworth

UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Jay Brooks

Smith County Fire Marshal/EMC

Moises Leandro

Southside Bank

Bill Mohl

Retired, Entergy Corp

Jim Noble

US Attorney's Office - Tyler

Christie Osuagwu

UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Valerie Smith

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/6/2022

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