Welcome to the web site ("Site") for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Your donation is managed by Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 42-1589809. Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (“FeedOK”) makes every reasonable effort to respect the wishes of its donors. However, to comply with federal tax laws and Internal Revenue Service regulations, FeedOK must retain the exclusive authority, discretion, and legal control over all donated funds. In the rare event that the charity you have advised does not satisfy FeedOK criteria or otherwise enable FeedOK to disburse your donation(s) (reasons for this include issues like: they do not or cannot accept donations, are not recognized by the IRS as a public charity, or are not in good standing with federal or state regulators, etc.), FeedOK may select an alternate nonprofit organization to receive the donation or have the donation allocated to a fund maintained by FeedOK and used solely for charitable purposes, including, but not limited to, mission-based activities and grants.
FeedOK distributions to or for the benefit of your advised charity and/or purpose must not be used for the personal benefit of you, or any other donor advisor, or any other purpose conferring impermissible private benefit.
Donor Contribution Disclaimer
We use data from 4 different data sources to verify the good standing of all beneficiary organizations listed on the FeedOK Platform. Those sources are:
1. PandaSearch Database
2. IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract (EO BMF): a list of organizations recognized as exempt by the IRS
3. IRS Publication 78: Exempt Organizations Select Check Database
4. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act.
Although we make a good faith effort to verify each organization listed on the FeedOK Services is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions, we do not guarantee, whether explicit or implied, the exempt status of any organization listed on the FeedOK Services to federal income tax or their eligibility to receive tax-deductible contributions. The verification of an organization’s eligibility to receive tax-deductible contributions and the determination of the extent to which your contribution(s) is deductible is fully the responsibility of you, the donor. We highly advise that you, as a donor, consult an attorney, accountant, and/or financial advisor before making any donation. Any donation made on the FeedOK Services is done so at your own risk.
FeedOK is not responsible for understanding or verifying how your money will be used by the charity. You are fully responsible for understanding such information prior to making a donation. We are not obligated to verify the accuracy of any information provided or posted by the charity, and we assume no responsibility to verify if your donation will be used in accordance with any fundraising purpose, or if any funds raised are used in accordance with any applicable laws.
Receipt of Charitable Donation FeedOK shall make a receipt of your charitable donations accessible to you so that you may be able to substantiate, as required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, your charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. While FeedOK will use its commercially reasonable best effort to provide the appropriate documentation for your contribution to qualify as a tax deduction, FeedOK does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that you will receive such documentation or that the IRS will ultimately recognize your contribution as being tax deductible.
Permitted Uses by Organization Administrators
Any User who creates an account and receives financial contributions through the FeedOK Services is subject to the following specific terms.
By enrolling your Organization and raising funds through the FeedOK Services, you, as an organization administrator, represent and warrant that: (i) you are an authorized representative of the organization with the authority to solicit donations for the organization and are not impersonating any entity or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with an entity; (ii) any contributions collected through FeedOK Services will be used solely as described or implied in the materials or information you post or otherwise provide through FeedOK Services; (iii) all information you provide through FeedOK Services is complete, accurate, and is not designed to mislead, defraud, or deceive any user; (iv) you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations when you use the FeedOK Services and solicit funds through FeedOK Services; (v) the organization or charity you represent has and will maintain tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; (vi) if you do not have tax-exempt status at the time of your account creation, you must disclose to FeedOK Services, in an express written statement (in a conspicuous and easily recognizable format) that contributions to your organization are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions according to Section 6113 of the Internal Revenue Code. (vii) if you receive notice that your tax-exempt status has been revoked and you, the organization administrator, have previously created an account on FeedOK Services, you are subject to the requirements in section (vi) above. You must provide FeedOK Services with an express written statement as described in section (vi) above within 14 days of your notice of revocation. You may send such written statement to firstname.lastname@example.org so long as it is sent from your organization’s official email domain and is accurately signed with your name, job title, and telephone number included.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Donor Services
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma authorizes its users to use our interactive platform to search, research, explore, and discover charities, to track and access your historical contributions (including one-time, recurring, and Round Up donations) made to selected charities, and to make financial contributions (via our third party payment gateway outside of the Application) to organizations listed on the FeedOK Platform. Commercially reasonable best efforts will be made to send your contributions to the charity you specify within the FeedOK Platform, and will be sent to a similar charity if contributions cannot be sent to your specific charity for any reason.
We are always working on new ways to improve our Services. We reserve the right to modify or change our Site, the Application or any of the Services, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you, and we are not obligated to support or update the Site, the Application or any Services. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify, change or discontinue the Site, the Application or any Services. Prohibited Uses You may not use the FeedOK Site, Application or Services for any illegal or unlawful or malicious activities, or for activities that we deem improper for any reason whatsoever in our sole judgment, including, without limitation, the laundering of proceeds of any unlawful activity, the financing of terrorism, the commission of fraud or market manipulation, the harassing or making of disparaging comments to any user of the FeedOK Services, Site or Application. We reserve the right to take preventive or corrective actions to protect ourselves and our users. We reserve the right to disallow contributions to any charity if we determine the legality of their operations (as it relates to IRC 501(c)) is in question, their exempt status has been revoked, or if they will not accept contributions through the FeedOK Services. We make a good faith effort to only allow contributions to charities approved by the IRS and which maintain their status as a 501(c)(3) on a quarterly basis. If an organization is no longer a 501(c)(3) or does not accept contributions, we will send the contributions to a similar organization that is eligible or use for charitable purposes aligned with our charter. Types of organizations to which we allow contributions are subject to change. Your use of the Site, the Application and FeedOK Services is conditioned in part on your compliance with the rules of conduct provided herein, and your failure to comply may result in termination of your access to and use of the Site, the Application and FeedOK Services and liability for damages caused by your noncompliance. In addition to the foregoing, while using the Site, the Application and FeedOK Services, you may not, except as may be expressly set forth above under “Permitted Uses” (a) impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or use or provide any fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate information; (b) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, intimidate, bully, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity; (c) access or use (or attempt to access or use) another user’s account without permission, or solicit another user’s login information; (d) transmit any software or materials that contain any viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects, or other items of a destructive nature; (e) modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site, Application or FeedOK Services ; (f) “frame” or “mirror” any portion of the Site, Application or FeedOK Services ; (g) use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site, Application or Services; (h) harvest or collect information about or from other users of the Site, Application or Services; (i) use the Site, Application or FeedOK Services for any illegal activity; (j) probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the FeedOK Services, Site or Application, or breach the security or authentication measures on the FeedOK Services, Site or Application or take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the FeedOK Services, Site or Application, including without limitation a denial of service attack; (k) send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam); (l) engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme; (m) post content that is hateful, threatening or pornographic, incites violence, or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence; (n) access or use any portion of the Content if you are a direct or indirect competitor of the Company, or provide, disclose or transmit any portion of the Content to any direct or indirect competitor of the Company; (o) use or distribute any Content, including Content that has been verified or confirmed by you or anyone else, to directly or indirectly create or contribute to the development of any database or product; or (p) facilitate or encourage any violations of this Section. Outside of charitable rewards provided to donors and Organizations for the purpose of encouraging generosity, the FeedOK Platform shall not be used for quid pro quo arrangements whereby goods and/or services are provided in consideration of charitable gifts.