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Mississippi Food Network is a proud member of:

   Member Agencies:

Membership is limited to religious organizations or to out-reach programs recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as being non-profit 501(c)3, and who meet certain standards.  These standards deal with such things as determining legitimate need, not charging the needy for food; non-discrimination in any form; proper record-keeping; food handling procedures and avoiding duplication of service.

There is no charge to become a member, nor is there a minimum order size.  Periodic visits to member charities are conducted by both Mississippi Food Network (MFN) personnel and personnel of the Mississippi Department of Human Services for the purpose of monitoring performance.  There are over 415 organizations that are member charities of MFN.

  Who gets food from Mississippi Food Network:

Emergency Food Pantries
Day Care Centers
Emergency Shelters
Group Homes
Soup Kitchens
Teen Centers
Alcohol and Drug Rehab
Boys and Girls Centers
Homeless Shelters
Senior Citizen Programs

  Where the food comes from:

Grocery Stores
Food Distributors
Local Food Drives
USDA (MS Dept. of Human Services)
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) (Health Dept.)
Food Purchase Program
Feeding America formerly known as America's Second Harvest

  Where MFN's money comes from:

40% of MFN's operating funds come from grants and gifts from individuals, area churches, businesses and foundations.

50% of MFN's operating funds come from USDA through the Mississippi Dept. of Human Services and through the Mississippi Dept. of Health for warehousing and distributing USDA products.

10% of MFN's operating funds come from a small handling charge paid by the member charities cased on the pounds of products received.  This averages less than 3 cents per pound.



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