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

Mid-South Food Bank

Feeding the need

four stars

91.06

3865 South Perkins Road Memphis, TN 38118
tel: (901) 527-0841   Web Site
EIN: 62-1340755

Board Leadership
Florence Hervery
Chair

CEO
Cathy Pope
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.06 four stars
  Financial 87.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mid-South Food Bank works to fight hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food, and through education and advocacy. Serving nearly 300 charitable feeding programs in 31 Mid-South counties, the Mid-South Food Bank fights hunger by efficiently collecting and distributing wholesome food, while educating the community about the problem of hunger and advocating on behalf of hungry people. Every week, 12,400 people rely on food from Mid-South Food Bank for their very next meal; 46 percent of them are children under the age of 18. Mid-South Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization.

The Mid-South Food Bank works to fight hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food, and through education and advocacy. Serving nearly 300 charitable feeding programs in 31 Mid-South counties, the Mid-South Food Bank fights hunger by efficiently collecting and distributing wholesome food, while educating the community about the problem of hunger and advocating on behalf of hungry people. Every week, 12,400 people rely on food from Mid-South Food Bank for their very next meal; 46 percent of them are children under the age of 18. Mid-South Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Mid-South Food Bank
Program Activities
Mid-South Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Impact Assessment
1/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Mid-South Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Mid-South Food Bank publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Mid-South Food Bank’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mid-South Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mid-South Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mid-South Food Bank (TN) 91.06 four stars
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 94.69 four stars
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 96.39 four stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 98.23 four stars
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 92.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,235,877
   Federated Campaigns $18,296
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,601,176
Total Contributions $29,855,349
   Program Service Revenue $740,715
Total Primary Revenue $30,596,064
   Other Revenue $272,053
TOTAL REVENUE $30,868,117
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,807,934
   Administrative Expenses $586,615
   Fundraising Expenses $827,953
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,222,502
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,645,615
   
Net Assets $21,961,796

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
Food Distribution $23,807,934 100.0%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2020 91.06 four stars
2018-06 09/04/2019 --Donor Advisory
2017-06 11/01/2018 90.91 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.30 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 90.59 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.11 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 95.91 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.84 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 99.71 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.41 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 94.92 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 79.65 two stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 78.25 two stars

Historical CN Advisories

09/20/2019-07/01/2020: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Mid-South Food Bank on July 1, 2020, because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • The organization's FYE 2019 Audit has an unqualified opinion

Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on Mid-South Food Bank because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • Mid-South Food Bank’s 06/2018 audit states that Mid-South Food Bank has a “Qualified Opinion” that is outlined in the Basis for Qualified Opinion. It reads, “We were unable to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence about the recorded receipts and disbursements of contributed food and USDA commodities on the statement of activities during the year ended June 30, 2018. Consequently, we were unable to determine whether adjustments to these amounts were necessary.” For this reason, we have issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the FYE 06/2018 Audit.

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

EIN 62-1340755
Name in IRS Master File MID-SOUTH FOOD BANK
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 (408) Community service organization
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 December, 1988
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,309 0.51% Estella H. Mayhue-Greer President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mid-South Food Bank (TN) 91.06 four stars
Oregon Food Bank (OR) 91.04 four stars
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 93.07 four stars
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.90 four stars
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 96.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mid-South Food Bank
3865 South Perkins Road
Memphis, TN 38118
tel: (901) 527-0841
fax: (901) 528-1172
EIN: 62-1340755

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Board Leadership

Florence Hervery
Chair

CEO

Cathy Pope
President, CEO

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