The Stop Community Food Centre
Toronto, ON M6H 4E1
Executive Director: Rachael Gray
Board President: Sean Caragata
Charitable Reg. #: 11919 2763 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #25
Avg. Compensation $53,928
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$40k - $80k||9|
About The Stop Community Food Centre:
Founded in 1982, The Stop Community Food Centre strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community and challenges inequality. The Stop combines emergency food delivery with a variety of community-building programs in its service area between Bloor and St. Clair Ave and between Runnymede Rd. and Dovercourt Rd. in Toronto’s West End.
The Stop provides frontline services to the community including a drop-in, food bank, perinatal program, community action program, bake ovens and markets, community cooking, community advocacy, sustainable food systems education and urban agriculture. The Green Barn at 601 Christie Street is a sustainable food production and education centre that houses a greenhouse, food systems education programs, a sheltered garden, community bake oven and compost demonstration centre.
In F2016, The Stop served over 56,700 meals and distributed over 9,200 food hampers to over 17,000 people. Its Urban Agriculture program provided more than 2,000kg of fresh produce. Its Community Advocacy Office, a peer-run project where community members help fellow community members, saw 2,200 visits. This charity strives to promote a support network among its clients; 80% of the clients feel that they belong to a community at The Stop. A successful program that has contributed to this sense of wellbeing is the volunteer-participant program, where those who benefit from The Stop give back their time to serve others.
The Stop is a medium-sized charity with donations of $2.7m. In F2016, administrative costs were 10% of revenues and fundraising costs were 21% of donations. For every dollar donated, 69 cents goes to program expenditures, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The Stop has funding reserves of $515k that cover 2 months of programs. This indicates that The Stop Community Food Centre needs funding.
This report is an update that is being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated May 19, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.1%||9.4%||9.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||21.3%||21.3%||21.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||17.5%||31.3%||25.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||484,205||462,958||591,373|
|Business activities (net)||61,127||63,569||4,534|
|Cash flow from operations||(257,083)||12,695||(59,951)|