Mississauga Food Bank

3121 Universal Drive
Mississauga, ON L4X 2E2
Executive Director: Chris Hatch
Board Chair: Graham Walsh

Website: www.themississaugafoodbank.org
Charitable Reg. #: 11892 7011 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Fair

Full-time staff #13

Avg. Compensation $41,525

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Mississauga Food Bank:

Founded in 1985, The Mississauga Food Bank (TMFB) is the largest food bank in Mississauga.  It collects donated food, manages supplies and distributes food to local charities that feed hungry people in Mississauga. TMFB also sends food to breakfast clubs, shelters and other food banks. The charity reports that 15% of Mississauga’s population lives in poverty.

In F2015, The Mississauga Food Bank spent $1m on purchasing, packing and distributing food. By giving away 0.6 million kilos of food to 52 local charities and agencies, TMFB provided 2.2 million meals in 2015. Additionally, TMFB sends, on average, 183,000 meals to the local charities and agencies every month. The food reached 87,779 people last year. The Mississauga Food Bank publishes the Face of Hunger report anually, explaining the causes and consequences of poverty in Mississauga. Through its research, TMFB singles out rising housing costs as the main cause of poverty in Mississauga. On average, 70% of income goes towards rent. Additionally, there are only 10,730 subsidized rental units in Mississauga.

The Mississauga Food Bank reports that every $1 donated provides 3 meals to those in need.

Financial Review:

The Mississauga Food Bank is a Mid-Cap charity, which received monetary donations of $1.2m in F2015 along with donated food worth $3.4m in F2015. The cost of donated food is unaudited. Administrative costs are 3% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 17% of total donations. Total overhead costs come to 21%, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. TMFB has total funding reserves of $452k. Excluding the cost of donated food, TMFB’s funding reserves cover program costs for 6 months.

This report is an update and is currently being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 4th, 2016 by Mirza Ali Shakir.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending May
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.2%2.4%1.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.3%14.5%14.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 44.6%63.9%65.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,235,578942,511726,853
Goods in kind 3,381,1133,403,5863,629,545
Government funding 30,25071,12477,500
Fees for service 0036,988
Special events 84,19494,85683,240
Total revenues 4,731,1354,512,0774,554,126
Program costs 1,012,273779,041656,510
Grants 3,384,3123,403,5863,629,545
Administrative costs 150,461106,82384,165
Fundraising costs 227,700150,136117,386
Cash flow from operations (43,611)72,49166,520
Funding reserves 451,556497,975428,360
Note: Ci excluded amortization of deferred capital contributions in its revenue calculations. Ci has estimated the cost of donated food by multiplying the kilos of food distributed by the industry standard of $5.5 per kilo.   

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