140 Hickson Avenue
Kingston, ON K7K 2N6
Executive Director: Dan Irwin
Board Chair: Wendy Bellamy

Charitable Reg. #:87739 0161 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 95 cents are available for programs.

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About Partners in Mission Food Bank:

Founded in 1984, Partners in Mission Food Bank collects, buys, and distributes food across the Kingston area. It provides food mainly through its food hamper program, which prepares bundles of food for single clients, small families, and large families. Partners in Mission also donates surplus food to 16 local hot meal and shelter programs in Kingston.

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In F2020, Partners in Mission Food Bank distributed $2.5m worth of food and spent $131k on food purchases.

Partners in Mission delivers food hampers to food insecure clients. It interviews clients to determine their level of need and offers seven-day food supplies to eligible recipients. It offers three different types of food hampers to accommodate varying family sizes. Hampers include a mix of both non-perishable and fresh foods, such as milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables. Partners in Mission also provides baby supplies and pet food upon request.

According to its most recent count, Partners in Mission distributed 13,049 food hampers worth $2.6m in 2018. It served 6,056 clients during the year, of which 31% were children and 11% were new clients.

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Results and Impact

Partners in Mission’s most recent annual brochure is from 2019, which reports on results from the prior year. These results refer to 2018.

In 2018, Partners in Mission donated 32,125 pounds of food to local meal programs and shelters. It also helped to recover 92,500 pounds of food from local businesses, diverting it from landfills.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Partners in Mission’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has given Partners in Mission a Good impact rating based on its demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

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Impact Rating: Good

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Partners in Mission Food Bank received $2.4m in cash donations in F2020, rising by 269% from $657k in F2019. It also received $2.5m in donated food (50% of revenues) and $45k in government funding (1% of revenues). Administrative costs are 4% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 1% of cash donations. This results in total overhead spending of 5%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 95 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

The charity has $2.0m in funding reserves, which can cover around 2.1 years of annual program costs.

Charity Intelligence has sent this update to Partners in Mission Food Bank for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 6, 2021 by Eric Zhao. 

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.7%4.8%4.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.3%5.9%4.8%
Total overhead spending 5.0%10.7%9.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 207.3%142.9%158.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,424657703
Goods in kind 2,5282,7922,634
Government funding 4500
Investment income 11119
Total revenues 5,0083,4603,345
Program costs 942458437
Donated goods exp 2,5292,7922,635
Administrative costs 183167154
Fundraising costs 323933
Total spending 3,6863,4563,259
Cash flow from operations 1,322486
Capital spending 211829
Funding reserves 1,953655690

Note: Ci gathered administrative and fundraising costs from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA. Ci classified interest expenses as other costs and removed the amounts from administrative costs. Ci removed amortization on a pro-rata basis from program, administrative, and fundraising costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 6

Avg. compensation: $59,891

Top 10 staff salary range:

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$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
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$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2020

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Charity Contact

Website: www.kingstonfoodbank.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001