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

Mid-South Food Bank

Feeding the need

four stars

98.23

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 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Feeding Families, Child Hunger Programs and Senior Nutriton Program
Program Name: Feeding Families, Child Hunger Programs and Senior Nutriton Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

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.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
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 September 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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
94.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 14.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
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) 98.23 four stars
United Food Bank and Services of Plant City (FL) 92.24 four stars
Marion Polk Food Share (OR) 91.93 four stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 98.23 four stars
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 91.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,250,333
   Federated Campaigns $36,083
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,050,193
Total Contributions $33,336,609
   Program Service Revenue $765,100
Total Primary Revenue $34,101,709
   Other Revenue $1,326,301
TOTAL REVENUE $35,428,010
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $36,414,963
   Administrative Expenses $756,665
   Fundraising Expenses $930,815
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,102,443
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,674,433
   
Net Assets $19,255,431

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 $36,414,963 100.0%

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

Ratings History
Mid-South Food Bank has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2021 98.23 four stars
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
$169,525 0.44% Estella H. Mayhue-Greer President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mid-South Food Bank (TN) 98.23 four stars
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (LA) 89.52 three stars
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23 four stars
Coastal Bend Food Bank (TX) 97.17 four stars
Feeding Tampa Bay (FL) 92.92 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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