Eden Food for Change

2-3185 Unity Drive
Mississauga, ON L5L 4L5
Executive Director: Bill Crawford
Board President: Ron Saito

Website: www.edenffc.org
Charitable Reg. #: 86440 7259 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: B

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

Full-time staff #6

Avg. Compensation $48,169

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 2
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Eden Food for Change:

Founded in 2002, Eden Food for Change’s (EFFC) mission is to “increase access to good food in a dignified manner, develop food skills to encourage healthy eating and empower the community through education, outreach and advocacy.” In 2014, EFFC moved away from the typical food bank model of food collection and distribution. Its programs now favor a relational long-term approach that provides food for hungry people, and encourages the entire community to access nutritious food and food skills. EFFC primarily serves western Mississauga.

Eden Food for Change’s Food Bank program allows individuals to pick up 7 to 10 days of food each month. In F2015, 40% of the households served had a net income of less than $200 month. The Food Bank served 902 households, which included 423 new families. 13,316 visits were made to the Food Bank, which served 2,543 unique individuals. Over the year, 55,757 lbs of food were donated to other organizations, and 419,360 lbs of food were distributed through the Food Bank.

Eden Food for Change’s Fresh Produce Box program offers community members fruits and vegetables for pickup at discounted prices. In F2015, the program distributed 17,017 produce boxes and donated more than 22,000 lbs of produce to the Food Bank.

Finally, Eden Food for Change’s Learning Kitchen program teaches cooking skills and nutritional education to its food bank participants. In F2015, 215 participants took part in EFFC’s cooking courses. The Learning Kitchen also offers cooking classes to community members that teach basic kitchen and food preparation skills. The food that is prepared through these classes is distributed through EFFC’s Food Bank program. In F2015, 495 individuals participated in these classes, which produced 12,039 portions of food for the Food Bank. The Learning Kitchen also provides lunches to children from low-income neighbourhoods and employs people seeking jobs in the food service industry.  

Financial Review:

Eden Food for Change is a medium-sized charity, with monetary donations of $373k and food donations and other goods-in-king of $1.6m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 3% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 5% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 92 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $210k result in a program cost coverage ratio, excluding the cost of donated foods, of 28%. This means that it can cover 3 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Eden Food for Change. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 12, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.9%1.8%1.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.1%6.7%6.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 27.6%33.6%31.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 373,332328,702297,161
Goods in kind 1,601,8161,410,6931,140,400
Government funding 284,961260,362177,334
Special events 23,67631,814132,140
Investment income 028
Other income 9,97413,10116,294
Total revenues 2,293,7592,044,6741,763,337
Program costs 2,195,9261,914,7771,523,184
Administrative costs 67,07237,44220,806
Fundraising costs 20,18624,02825,825
Cash flow from operations 10,57568,427193,522
Funding reserves 210,459216,374130,393
Note: Ci has include the value of donated food affecting both revenues and expenses by $1.4m in F2015, by $1.3m in F2014, and by $1.1m in F2013. Ci has adjusted accretion of asset retirement obligation and amortization affecting expenses by ($34k) in F2015, by ($80k) in F2014, and by ($71k) in F2013.

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