BBB Charity Review for
F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry

A BBB Accredited Charity since 9/17/2009


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Charity Contact & Profile

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Business Name:
F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry
FAITH Food Pantry
Nettleton F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry
Business Address: 102 Front Street
Nettleton, MS 38858

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Original Business Start Date: 10/15/2004
Phone Number:
(662) 963-2646
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Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated in relation to the 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability. This organization meets all those standards.


To secure and distribute a regular source of donated and purchased food to the needy residents of the:
Nettleton School District of Monroe, Lee, and Itawamba counties
Shannon School District
Verona School District
Plantersville School District
with emphasis on families with children, families in crisis, and the elderly under the USDA guidelines. As Christ is our example of feeding the multitudes, so we would share in this ministry of doing away with hunger in our community. The Nettleton F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry is an organization responding to the gospel imperative: "In so far as you did it to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did it to Me" (Matt. 25:40).


During 2011, F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry served 8,618 families totaling 17,554 individuals; which averaged 718 families and 1,463 people per month.  They spent $41,609 on food in 2011.  147,128 pounds of food was purchased from Mid South Food Bank in Memphis at a cost of $.14 per pound plus delivery fees for a total cost of $23,297.  The remaining $18,311 was used to purchase food from local grocery suppliers.  The food pantry received 521,336 pounds of food from Wal-Mart, Sam's, Kroger, and food drives at no cost.  They averaged spending $4.81 per box of food distributed.  F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry signed up 311 new families in 2011, with family members totaling 872.  They gave out emergency boxes to 703 families, with family members totaling 1,759.

As of December 2011, the Pantry had 1,436 regular families with family members totaling 3,084.  On a trial basis, in June they began giving out the perishable food each week received from Al-Mart.  They gave out 4,625 boxes of perishable food to their clients June through December.  These boxes were in addition to the regular box our clients get on distribution day, the third Saturday of each month.

Primary purpose of F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry is to minister to the emergency needs of the residence of the Nettleton line consolidated school district of Monroe, Lee and Itawamba counties by providing food.


Board Size:19
Paid Staff:2

Fundraising Methods

F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry receives donations from other charitable contributors and individuals.

Financial Summary

According to the IRS Form 990 for the Fiscal Year ended 12/31/2011:

Total Income $104,615.00
Total Expenses $75,463.00
Gain/Loss for the Year $29,152.00

Expense Breakdown
Item Amount % of Expenses
Programs $68,809.00 91.18%
Fund Raising $528.00 0.70%
Administrative $6,126.00 8.12%
Miscellaneous $0.00 0.00%

Income Breakdown
Item Amount % of Income
Contributions $104,605.00 99.99%
Dividends $10.00 0.01%

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Customer Complaint History

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

Government Action(s)

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BBB has no information regarding government actions at this time.

Advertising Review

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Additional Information

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F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry uses gifts, grants, contributions and donations to help fund the organization. They are also an United Way Agency.

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Report as of: 7/31/2015
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