Charity ReviewIssued: September 2015 Expires: September 2017
Mississippi Food Network, Inc.
Standards for Charity Accountability
Mississippi Food Network, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
[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.
Incorporated: 1983 in MS
Mississippi Food Network (MFN) partners with agencies across the state, including food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and churches, to get food to hungry people. The organization offers a BackPack Program to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations, by filling backpacks with food and snacks, assuring the children will receive some proper nutrition while away from their school’s meal programs. The After-School At-Risk Snack Program provides healthy snacks to children in afterschool programs in underserved communities. The snacks are distributed through five Boys & Girls Clubs and nine private nonprofit organizations that also offer tutoring, homework help, and enrichment activities. MFN’s Summer Food Service Program works to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is out, as well as providing enrichment activities and nutrition education. The organization also offers nutrition education to seniors participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program through a registered dietitian, teaching people about healthy food and snack choices and exercise. According to the organization, in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, over 18 million pounds of food was distributed and 1.4 million people were served.
Board Chair: Ms. Jean Jacobs, Account Service Manager/ Customer Service Manager Business Affiliation: Entergy
CEO: Dr. Charles H. Beady Jr., Chief Executive Officer
Board Size: 23
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 3.97%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Mississippi Food Network, Inc. Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Sunday, June 30, 2013.
Dr. Charles H. Beady, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, began his role with Mississippi Food Network in August 2014. Compensation information for Dr. Beady was not available at the time of evaluation.
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