The Manna Center

Siloam Springs, AR   |
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The Manna Center

EIN: 71-0743584


Our purpose is to be a central, cooperative, support agency partnering with the churches, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals of the Siloam Springs area by providing services and resources to those in need. The Manna Center shall solicit, collect, store, and distribute such goods and/or services as directed by the members of the Board of Directors without regard to race, age, religion, sex, or nationality. It is also the purpose of The Manna Center to coordinate such efforts with similar agencies throughout Northwest Arkansas.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Marla J Sappington

Main address

670 Heritage Ct

Siloam Springs, AR 72761 USA

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Subject area info

Human services

Food banks


Population served info

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are feeding many families through a mobile pantry. We are reaching out to smaller communities in rural areas where the poverty level is rising. Our mobile food pantry utilizes the Farm to Table food at this time. When we are out of COViD mode we will not have this resource any longer. Then we will be responsible for buying the food and having it ready for distribution. We also provide a walk in location where we see 1500 to 2000 individuals each month. We are supported through grants and private foundations. We do not have a public fundraiser we rely on support from the community and area churches.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Pantry

The Manna Center operates a food pantry for families in need. Monday - Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 each morning.

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Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We want to feed those families in need. The seniors who are making choices for medicine over food. The seniors who get $16 a month in SNAP. Families working and still not able to make ends meet. The underserved in our communities who really don't like asking for help. Anyone who walks through our doors or lines up for food is given food.

Prayer.......We rely on divine guidance. What we do for the community is so important that our services draw the support from those who can afford to support us in small ways. We have been part of the community for 27 years. We have grown from serving 1000 people in a year to over that many in one month.
Our mobile pantries feed 560 families weekly. Our strategy to keep this up is we need support. Large amounts of support. We have a grant that feed 150 families a month for 6 months in the amount of $30k. It is a stretch to get this done monthly.

We have a great base of volunteer seniors. We also have several college students who volunteer for scholarship hours. And yet, we only have 2 paid workers for our food pantry and neither of them are full time. We have 4 part-time employees for our thrift store. It brings in about $6k per month. Those funds help pay workers and utilities. We are committed to our mission. The community knows we are reliable. We also offer clothing, prescription assistance, dental, toys for Christmas, Holiday meal bags, school supplies, fuel to get to the doctor or to work, and much more as funding is allowed. If we are given the opportunity to meet a need we will try to do so.

in 27 years we have grown from giving out day old bread to helping with as many needs as we can get funded. Our two most important being food and clothing. Everything else is just as we can but we will help everyone with food and/or clothing. In 2020 we were forced to meet the needs of the people who were stationary. We created a mobile pantry and those efforts have helped us move over 1.2 million pounds of food this year. We do a recovery program with WalMart and secure the food that would end up in the trash. It is an amazing way to get fresh fruits and vegetables to our families. We have also been getting USDA and CFAP items that are of no cost to us. These help provide the necessary items to help with a balanced diet.
What's next? Hire more pantry help and set up two satellite locations in the communities we are taking food to at this time.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.99 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The Manna Center

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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The Manna Center

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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The Manna Center

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of The Manna Center’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $20,318 -$7,419 -$8,484 $168,767 $102,633
As % of expenses 4.6% -1.7% -1.9% 24.5% 9.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$71 -$27,937 -$29,509 $151,487 $82,925
As % of expenses 0.0% -6.1% -6.4% 21.5% 7.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $455,705 $435,017 $453,348 $866,628 $1,196,710
Total revenue, % change over prior year 3.7% -4.5% 4.2% 91.2% 38.1%
Program services revenue 19.6% 20.0% 20.2% 9.1% 9.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 80.4% 80.0% 79.8% 90.9% 90.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $438,982 $436,190 $443,117 $688,374 $1,037,503
Total expenses, % change over prior year 2.6% -0.6% 1.6% 55.3% 50.7%
Personnel 31.1% 31.2% 29.4% 18.5% 12.0%
Professional fees 3.3% 3.2% 2.5% 1.7% 1.1%
Occupancy 5.6% 5.5% 6.6% 3.3% 2.7%
Interest 2.2% 2.0% 1.8% 1.0% 0.4%
Pass-through 53.4% 54.2% 55.4% 72.1% 81.3%
All other expenses 4.3% 3.8% 4.3% 3.3% 2.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $459,371 $456,708 $464,142 $705,654 $1,057,211
One month of savings $36,582 $36,349 $36,926 $57,365 $86,459
Debt principal payment $38,164 $14,870 $15,564 $43,009 $30,102
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $83,999
Total full costs (estimated) $534,117 $507,927 $516,632 $806,028 $1,257,771

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 4.4 3.7 3.7 4.4 3.6
Months of cash and investments 4.4 3.7 3.7 4.4 3.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.7 2.0 1.3 3.0 1.8
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $159,604 $135,499 $135,807 $250,465 $313,245
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $4,000 $0 $11,267 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $612,403 $615,049 $615,546 $618,490 $687,604
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 24.0% 27.3% 30.6% 33.2% 30.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 29.9% 29.4% 28.3% 17.6% 11.9%
Unrestricted net assets $367,699 $339,762 $310,253 $461,740 $544,665
Temporarily restricted net assets $91,893 $98,139 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $91,893 $98,139 $116,854 $126,341 $182,915
Total net assets $459,592 $437,901 $427,107 $588,081 $727,580

Key data checks

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
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Executive Director

Marla J Sappington

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

The Manna Center

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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The Manna Center

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Jason Carter


Term: 2023 - 2025

Nick Braschler

Simmons Food

Michele Jackson

SS Schools

John McCullough


Donald Reed


Jason Carter


Carol Birge

Retired: Ozark Guidance

Michele Jackson

Siloam Springs School District

Rex Dickey


Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

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