God's Pantry Food Bank, Inc.
1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington KY 40511-1084
Contact Information
Nonprofit God's Pantry Food Bank, Inc.
Address 1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY 40511 1084
Phone (859) 255-6592
Fax 859 254-6330
Contact Name Rebecca Wallace
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1980
Former Names
God's Pantry Crisis Food Center
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Checks can be mailed to 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY  40511. Gifts can be made online, and volunteer opportunities are listed online, visit www.godspantryfoodbank.org. Also you can support local businesses that support the food bank. To see a list of those opportunities, visit: http://www.godspantry.org/take-action/ways-give-back/
Other Documents
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

The mission of God's Pantry Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources.

Background Statement

God’s Pantry Food Bank is headquartered in Lexington, Ky., where it was founded in 1955 by Mim Hunt. God’s Pantry began as a small pantry headed by one individual to serve those in need in the Lexington area. It has grown to serve 50 Kentucky counties as the state’s largest food bank with more than 400 member agencies that operate programs that make food available for the communities. The mission of God’s Pantry Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources. Our objective is to reach anyone who is hungry or at risk of hunger in the areas we serve.

God’s Pantry secures, stores, and distributes food products in Central and Eastern Kentucky. As a regional food bank, GPFB is a member of the Feeding America network that collectively approaches industry leaders in food production for product overruns, mistakes, or new product failures while also working to create other sources of donated or affordable staples for distribution. These items are then given to hungry Kentuckians by member agencies. In fiscal year 2017 the Food Bank distributed more than 32 million pounds of food, including almost 13 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Throughout its 50-county service area, which has a population of 1.4 million people and covers more than 16,000 square miles, God’s Pantry Food Bank partners with churches, community centers, children’s homes, homeless and abuse shelters, soup kitchens and other similar nonprofit agencies that provide emergency food assistance to their neighbors. God’s Pantry Food Bank is not affiliated with any particular religious organization and does not give preference to any groups or member agencies based on such affiliations.

The Food Bank’s outreach programs and services include 10 Kids Cafes, 11 After School Snack sites, 19 BackPack sites, 2 School Pantries, the Food for Underserved Counties program, the Fayette County Pantry Program, and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). The Food Bank is feeding more than 200,00 people annually.

God’s Pantry Food Bank operates from its 51,800 square-foot headquarters in Lexington, which includes office space and a 36,000 square foot warehouse. The Food Bank also has locations in Winchester (43,000 square feet) Prestonsburg (6,293 square feet) London (12,400 square feet), and Morehead (9,000 square feet), Ky. The organization has 57 full and part-time employees and more than 20,800 volunteers annually. In addition to these individuals, 27 volunteers serve on the Board of Directors and 23 other professionals make up the Food Bank’s two Regional Advisory Boards that assist us with operations in our outlying counties. Either the full board or the executive committee members meet monthly to advise and direct our operations.

Impact Statement
Last year, God's Pantry Food Bank impacted the lives of more than 200,000 individuals in 50 counties of Central and Eastern Kentucky, through partnerships with more than 400 non-profit programs. We distributed more than 32 million pounds of food and grocery products through these shelters, pantries, and youth and adult programs.
Needs Statement
God's Pantry Food Bank could not function without the overwhelming support of our donors and volunteers. For every $10 donated, we are able to provide enough food to feed a family for 1 week. Our volunteers donated more than 61,200 hours of their valuable time last year to assist in furthering the mission of the organization.
Geographic Areas Served
Anderson County
Bath County
Bell County
Bourbon County
Boyle County
Breathitt County
Carter County
Clark County
Clay County
Elliott County
Estill County
Fayette County
Fleming County
Floyd County
Franklin County
Garrard County
Harlan County
Harrison County
Jackson County
Jessamine County
Johnson County
Knott County
Knox County
Laurel County
Lee County
Leslie County
Letcher County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Madison County
Magoffin County
Martin County
McCreary County
Menifee County
Mercer County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Nicholas County
Owsley County
Perry County
Pike County
Powell County
Pulaski County
Robertson County
Rockcastle County
Rowan County
Scott County
Whitley County
Wolfe County
Woodford County
God's Pantry Food Bank serves 50 counties of Central and Eastern Kentucky.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Grant Gabbard
Company Affiliation The Allen Company, Inc.
Term Sept 2016 to Aug 2019
Board Members
Mr. Mark Boison Fifth Third BankVoting
Mr. Steve Byars University of KentuckyVoting
Mr. Benjamin Caudill Kentucky Bank - MoreheadVoting
Ms. Elizabeth Combs Jackson Kelly PLLCVoting
Mr. Barry Cooper Meridian Wealth ManagementVoting
Mr. Dan Danford Stites & HarbisonVoting
Mr. Grant Gabbard The Allen CompanyVoting
Mrs. Glenda Humphrey George Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Department of LawVoting
Mrs. Amanda Goldman Catholic Health Initiatives/KentuckyOne HealthVoting
Ms. Connie Hale Keeneland Association, Inc.Voting
Ms. Alex Huber KindlingVoting
Mr. Keith Jackson Retired Fire ChiefVoting
Ms. Cheryl Edwards James United States Bankruptcy CourtVoting
Mr. Jeff Klocke Toyota Motor Manufacturing KentuckyVoting
Mr. James Labbe Chase BankVoting
Mr. Jeffrey Liles Mound Marketing & Communications, LLCVoting
Mrs. Cindy Logan KrogerVoting
Mr. Randy Master Hilliard-LyonsVoting
Mrs. Haley McCauley Dinsmore & Shohl LLPVoting
Mrs. Davis Meyer Bullhorn CreativeVoting
Mrs. Judi Cissell O'Bryan Laurel County Cooperative ExtensionVoting
Mrs. Melissa Omohundro Fresenius Medical CareVoting
Mr. Tom Padgett Padgett Construction, Inc.Voting
Mr. Tim Schuler Traditional BankVoting
Dr. Ford Stanley University of KentuckyVoting
Mr. Marc Therrien Keeneland HospitalityVoting
Mr. Billy F. Van Pelt IIBilly Van Pelt Consulting-Government RelationsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 24
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 16
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 68%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 79%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 96%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
Ms. Kenna Allen Morehead State University
Mrs. Molly Barnett Laurel Board of Education
Mr. Gabe Brown Kentucky Bank
Ms. Jamie Campbell Wal-Mart
Pastor Austin Carty First Baptist Church of Corbin, KY
Mrs. Melissa Caudill Community Volunteer
Mrs. Karen Combs Jackson Energy Cooperation
Ms. Marcelle Doggett Christian Social Services
Ms. Connie Ingram Kentucky Bank
Mrs. LeAnn Jones Baptist Health Corbin
Mr. Mark Lewis C. Roger Lewis Agency, Inc.
Mr. Jeffrey Liles Morehead State University
Mr. Steve Mayhorn River Services Management, Inc.
Mr. Ryan Neff The Citizens Bank
Mrs. Judi Cissell O'Bryan UK Cooperative Extension Service-Laurel County
Mrs. Sarah Osborne Leslie County Board of Education
Mr. Kerry Phelps Flowers Bakery
Mrs. Carolyn Adams Robinette Carolyn Adams Attorney at Law, PSC
Mr. Kevin Smith Young Professionals of East Kentucky
Dr. Ballard Smith Ballard Smith DMD, PLLC
Ms. Elsa Spurlock Retired
Ms. Julie Stephens Kentucky Rural Healthcare Information
Mr. Glen Teager Rowan County Board of Education
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Michael J Halligan
Term Start Jan 2017
Email mhalligan@godspantry.org
Full Time Staff 57
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 20859
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 49
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 1 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 32
Female 25
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Mrs. Marian Guinn Aug 1997 - Aug 2016
Senior Staff
Title Finance Director
Title Donor Relatioinships & Communications Director
Title Human Resources Director
Title Operations Director
Title Programs & Partner Services Director
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description The Fayette County Pantry Program provides a one-week supply of food for approximately 1,800 families each month through a network of four local food pantries.
Population Served , ,
Description Kids Cafes provide free, evening meals to children at risk of hunger in environments that are safe, friendly, and within their own neighborhoods.  Currently we support ten sites in Fayette, Fleming, and Scott counties, providing more than 2,000 meals each month.
Population Served , ,
Description The Food for Underserved Counties program provides emergency food service to counties with no established pantry programs, making sure that hungry families are served while fostering the development of additional agency partners within these communities.
Population Served , ,
Description The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distributes boxes of free, nutritionally-balanced, USDA commodity products to at least 11,019 senior citizens in need each month.
Population Served , ,
The BackPack Program sends ready-to-eat snacks and meals home with school-aged children for weekends and holiday breaks. In FY2017, the Food Bank distributed 31,142 BackPacks through 19 sites and helped provide food to another 19 programs throughout the 50-county service area.
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2016
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2018
Commerce Lexington2018
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $6,419,480.00
Projected Expenses $6,408,412.00
Endowment Value $108,644.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
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 Year201720162015
Total Revenue$35,474,527$37,444,572$30,918,774
Total Expenses$36,535,610$35,866,704$33,418,076
Revenue Less Expenses($1,061,083)$1,577,868($2,499,302)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$15,213,897$18,039,905$13,075,554
Individual Contributions$18,846,944$18,111,996$16,523,628
Investment Income, Net of Losses$12,267$8,961$10,045
Membership Dues--$0--
Special Events$224,793$267,720$238,157
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$34,978,575$34,432,387$31,959,945
Administration Expense$699,236$589,646$646,341
Fundraising Expense$857,799$844,671$811,790
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.040.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%96%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%2%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$11,191,018$12,097,350$10,624,369
Current Assets$6,956,704$3,601,612$6,103,194
Long-Term Liabilities--$0--
Current Liabilities$385,301$233,875$349,824
Total Net Assets$10,805,717$11,863,475$10,274,545
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY 405111084
Primary Phone 859 255-6592
Contact Email info@godspantry.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Michael J Halligan
Board Chair Mr. Grant Gabbard
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Allen Company, Inc.