MCGEE GRAIN FOOD MISSION
1235 STONERIDGE RD
LAWRENCEBURG KY 40342-9244
Contact Information
Nonprofit MCGEE GRAIN FOOD MISSION
Address 1235 STONERIDGE RD
LAWRENCEBURG , KY 40342 9244
Phone (502) 598-9178
Contact Name Neal McGee
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At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2013
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Submit any cause that helps people in Kentucky that you want to support or feel strongly about to our address. If there is a need we want to know about it. We can create a program to address human needs.
 
McGee Grain Food Mission
1235 Stoneridge Rd.
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
 
For any phone donations or in-kind donations please contact Neal McGee at (502) 598-9178
 
Thank You 
 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement Mission statement:  McGee Grain Food Mission's sole purpose is to provide meals to needy children and adults who suffer from food insecurity. We also support minority farmers who are trying to establish a farming operation but lack the knowledge and opportunity to reach their goals often from years of discrimination and hardship.  
Background Statement
McGee Grain Food Mission rents farmland in order to generate meals for needy people. Cropland on the farm has been used to grow grain crops such as corn and soybeans in a yearly rotation. These crops were harvested and sold to a local grain elevator company then a donation was made to a Kentucky food bank in order to generate meals for needy children and adults. A non-profit status was granted from the IRS in February 2013 which led to McGee Grain Food Mission being established and has run the operation since then. All planting, harvesting, and management has been conducted by Neal McGee from 2010 to 2014. Neal grew up on a small family farm in Lexington Kentucky and has many years of experience in grain production. After high school Neal attended the University of Kentucky College of Engineering and earned a degree in Civil Engineering.
 
 
Impact Statement We are currently awaiting funding for our programs and services, during this down period we have comprised a data base of areas that can benefit from meal distribution in the Central Kentucky area. This would take place in the counties of Anderson, and Mercer, This project would provide meals to needy children and adults on a daily basis who often suffer in adverse conditions. Some of these people are considered the working poor who simply can not make needs meet.
Needs Statement
The basic needs of our operation for the 2017 season consist of the following:
 
Generating Meals for the Hungry Program: Provides meals for needy children and adults who suffer from food insecurity on a daily basis. 
Yearly project cost: 15,500
 
Coats for Kids Program: Supplies winter coats to children ages 2 to 16 years old whose parents or guardian can not afford to buy for them due to a lack of money in their budget.
Yearly project cost: 3,500
 
Minority Farmer Outreach Project: provides guidance, support, and aide to low income farmers who struggle with day to day and long term problems with conducting a farming operation. Also provides help in learning new farm management practices for new farmers.
Yearly cost: 5,000
 
Total yearly project costs: 24,000
 
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
McGee Grain Food Mission 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, with farm operations based in Harrodsburg, Kentucky is seeking funding for our "Generating meals for the Hungry" project. McGee Grain Food Mission conducts an agricultural production and distribution grain operation for humanitarian purposes. Our farm operation includes corn and soybean production which is harvested and transported to a grain elevator   
The mission of our organization is to donate our locally grown crops proceeds to fight the battle against hunger. As farmers we want people to benefit from meals generated from the grain we produce. We are starting on a small scale to help fight this curable social shortcoming, our next step is to expand operations but we can not do this without help from organizations like yours. 
 
Need
Every farmer who realizes there are people going hungry wants to remedy the situation as soon as possible. Food insecurity, the USDA's measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.
 
A critical component to a healthy life is nutrition. From birth, the intake of vital nutrients is essential to the growth and development of a healthy individual. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that has implications on a child's future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. 
 
In the United States, more than on out of five children lives in a household with food insecurity, which means they do not know where they will find their next meal. According to the USDA, 16.7 million children under 18 in the United States live in this condition- unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life.
Board Chair Statement
                                        2016 Farm Operations 
 The 2016 farm season has some changes in the operation, Neal McGee is no longer carrying the entire responsibility of growing grain from start to finish, instead a local farmer has been contracted to grow the crops for this season. These changes will allow Neal to focus on furthering the mission of the organization. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition /
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Our services support the Central and Eastern Kentucky area. 
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. The ultimate goal of McGee Grain Food Mission is to generate the maximum number of meals for needy children and adults. It is desired to increase the amount of farmland that can be used for grain production, this will increase the number of meals generated for food banks in Kentucky. In the next three to five years it is desired to acquire a second farm and double the current grain production output. Each bushel of corn and soybeans produced has a positive impact on needy persons in the community that are experiencing food insecurity on a daily basis.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? The key for a successful operation that can support food banks is being able to be financially self-sufficient without any debt. We at McGee Grain Food Mission have the belief that this can be and is being accomplished with careful planning both short term and long term and day to day management of the farm operation using older, less expensive equipment that is well maintained.  Soil conservation is another key in the process, being able to conserve soil and water is a big step in protecting the environment and preserving our valuable farmland for future generations.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?
The operation is based on agriculture, which Neal McGee has deep roots in Central Kentucky growing up learning to farm off of the land. This rich experience in farming over 25 years has proven itself through high consistent yields in corn and soybeans year after year. One major key to this success is the use of no-tillage planting equipment along with a good sound conservation plan. This type of grain production operation has the capability of raising an entire crop for the season with no soil erosion and less water consumption per acre. Grain production is our specialty, and through this we generate and supply meals to needy people in Kentucky. We capable of producing 6,000 bushels of corn each season and 2,000 bushels of soybeans in a yearly no-till crop rotation. Our grain storage facilities and store up to 6,000 bushels of corn, wheat or soybeans with air drying methods to store the grain safely. Future partnerships with non-profits could aid with funding to acquire more farmland and expand grain production.
 
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? As long as someone receives a meal from grain products produced from our farm operation this is considered progress. The progress from one meal generated is multiplied hundreds and hundreds of times by each bushel of grain produced. Food insecurity is a endless battle that must continue on a daily basis year after year from here on out as long as there are needy people in existence. 
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? So far the organization has generated meals for several hundred people in the Eastern Kentucky region over the past three seasons, we are starting on a small scale with the mindset to expand services to the Central Kentucky region. There is much work to do in providing meals to needy people, more farmland is needed in order to expand services by producing more grain which translates into meals generated from each bushel harvested and sold.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Neal McGee Jr.
Company Affiliation Executive Director
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2020
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Pauline Fisher SecretaryVoting
Neal McGee Jr.Executive DirectorVoting
Sharon Renee McGee TreasurerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 2
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 33%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 33%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Comments
CEO Comments Funding of our programs is the greatest issue facing us currently, no funding from any donor has been received since 2014. This lack of support has almost caused our programs to shut down. Our organization can not continue without support. It is sad and frustrating to think that what we do as a farming operation is to provide meals to children and adults which is the basis for human life yet farming is looked upon as not needed or unnecessary. It is important to remember that farming is everyone's bread and butter and without it there would be no people living. No farms equals no food.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Neal McGee Jr.
Term Start Feb 2013
Email mcgeegrainfoodmission@gmail.com
Experience Neal McGee Jr., Executive Director and Project Manager. Mr McGee has attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. A native of Fayette County, Lexington Kentucky Neal grew up on a small family farm in which he learned to farm from his grandfather. While working full time as a civil engineer Neal farmed part time raising grain crops such as corn and soybeans at his farm in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky. As a farmer Neal saw the need to help people with the problem of food insecurity, which led to the formation of McGee Grain Food Mission. The organization received it's tax exempt status from the IRS in February 2013. Neal's experience in grain farming has led to top producing yields through the use of no-tillage conservation practices which conserve water and protect soil from erosion. Neal continues to mark improvements and strives to expand operations in order to acquire additional farmland and increase grain production to generate more meals for needy people in Kentucky. 
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 2
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Description
Yearly Program Budget Totaled 36000 of which consisted of 
 
27000 went to farm operations to produce grain
5400 went to administrative services working the farm
3600 went to fundraising and donations 
 
 
Category
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments 2016 is the 4th year of operation as a non-profit for McGee Grain Food Mission, we have faced many challenges during this period of time but have weathered the storms and continued our operations to generate meals for people in need. Our goal is to become a self sufficient organization that can generate our own funding through grain production, this will take some time to achieve through acquiring additional farmland. This allows the operation to increase donations to Kentucky food banks and become a debt free operation. These beginning years are critical for funding programs and goals and expectations can not be met without help from donors and foundations. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $8,500.00
Projected Expenses $31,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$4,100$15,000$15,000
--$19,876$16,967
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,000----
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$18,777$8,531$27,417
Administration Expense$3,755$1,706$5,483
Fundraising Expense$2,504$1,138$3,557
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.280.873.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%23%241%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue61%3%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$5,565$23,501$18,912
Current Assets$5,565$23,501$18,912
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$5,565$23,501$18,912
Form 990s
2015 2015 IRS 990
2014 Form 990
2013 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $100,000.00
Dates Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of July 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Yes
Address 1235 STONERIDGE RD
LAWRENCEBURG , KY 403429244
Primary Phone 502 598-9178
CEO/Executive Director Neal McGee Jr.
Board Chair Neal McGee Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Executive Director