Ottawa Food Bank
Ottawa, ON K1B 3M9
Executive Director: Michael Maidment
Board Chair: David Law
Charitable Reg. #: 10808 2363 RR0001
Grade: BThe 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
Impact Rating: Fair
Full-time staff #23
Avg. Compensation $68,288
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About Ottawa Food Bank:
Founded in 1984, Ottawa Food Bank (OFB) grows, collects, purchases and distributes food to local charities that feed poor people. OFB runs the Fresh Harvest and City Harvest programs, in which it retrieves excess food from wastage. Under the Community Harvest program, OFB grows fruits and vegetables on its Black Family Farm near Stittsville.
In F2016, Ottawa Food Bank distributed $8.1m worth of donated food and spent $1.3m purchasing food. OFB supports 112 emergency food programs throughout Ottawa and distributes 14 tons of food every day, of which 45% are fresh foods. It gave away over 2.6 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in 2016. OFB would like to see this number grow to 60%, reflecting a shift in efforts to provide more nutritious and fresh foods to its clients.
Ottawa Food Bank reports that every $1 of donations turns into $5 worth of food. In the Ottawa Hunger Report, published by OFB annually, they state that 40% of OFB clients come from homes with children and 65% of clients report their highest income source as social assistance or disability. OFB reports that it assists over 41,500 people every month.
Ottawa Food Bank is a medium-cap charity, with received monetary donations and special event revenues of $5.1m along with donated food worth $8.1m in F2016. Administrative costs are 1% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 17% of total donations. For every dollar donated, 82 cents goes towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. OFB has total funding reserves of $2.1m. Excluding the cost of donated food, OFB’s funding reserves cover program costs for 7 months, indicating a need for funding.
This report is an update and is currently being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated May 19, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending September
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||1.3%||1.6%||1.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||16.9%||14.9%||10.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||60.7%||38.4%||28.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||8,071||7,510||7,631|
|Cash flow from operations||693||557||494|