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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Mississippi Food Network

Eliminating poverty-related hunger in our service area.

four stars

92.21

440 W Beatty Street Jackson, MS 39201
tel: (601) 353-7286   Web Site
EIN: 64-0676325

Board Leadership
Josie Bidwell
Chairman

CEO
Charles H. Beady, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.21 four stars
  Financial 99.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to relieve poverty-related hunger in our service area by distributing donated and purchased food and grocery products through a network of member churches and nonprofit organizations. We provide nutrition education to our needy clients. We also emphasize advocacy and related needs. MFN takes donations from multiple sources, and distributes food and goods through 430 member agencies. They, in turn, distribute to recipients in their own communities.

Our mission is to relieve poverty-related hunger in our service area by distributing donated and purchased food and grocery products through a network of member churches and nonprofit organizations. We provide nutrition education to our needy clients. We also emphasize advocacy and related needs. MFN takes donations from multiple sources, and distributes food and goods through 430 member agencies. They, in turn, distribute to recipients in their own communities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
"Number of pounds of food distributed during a calendar year."
21,257,200
"Number of people our member agencies distribute food to on a monthly and yearly basis."
1,385,250
"Number of children served through our child feeding programs (i.e. Backpack, Kids Cafe, and Summer Feeding)."
4,872
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

99.65

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
95.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mississippi Food Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mississippi Food Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mississippi Food Network (MS) 92.21 four stars
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (CA) 95.04 four stars
North Texas Food Bank (TX) 95.80 four stars
Flathead Food Bank (MT) 88.11 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee (TN) 91.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,708,395
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,303,757
Total Contributions $26,012,152
   Program Service Revenue $319,851
Total Primary Revenue $26,332,003
   Other Revenue $15,715
TOTAL REVENUE $26,347,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,994,525
   Administrative Expenses $458,624
   Fundraising Expenses $622,010
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,075,159
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-727,441
   
Net Assets $6,583,170

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Providing Food $25,994,525 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2020 92.21 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 64-0676325
Name in IRS Master File MISSISSIPPI FOOD NETWORK INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(916) Cafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,853 0.37% Charles H. Beady Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mississippi Food Network (MS) 92.21 four stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (LA) 98.23 four stars
Ozarks Food Harvest (MO) 98.83 four stars
The Food Group (MN) 90.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mississippi Food Network
440 W Beatty Street
Jackson, MS 39201
tel: (601) 353-7286
fax: (601) 948-6710
EIN: 64-0676325

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 411
Jackson, MS 39205

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Board Leadership

Josie Bidwell
Chairman

CEO

Charles H. Beady, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

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