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: 4/5]



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) 92 cents are available for programs.

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About Partners in Mission Food Bank:

Partners in Mission Food Bank is a 5-star, financially transparent charity with High demonstrated impact. It has an above average results reporting grade and overhead costs within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $4.5m in reserve funds, which can cover 5.7 years of program costs.

Founded in 1984, Partners in Mission Food Bank (PFB) collects, buys, and distributes food across the Kingston area. The charity states that in F2023, 1 in 19 adults accessed a food bank in Kingston & Loyalist Township. Since the beginning of 2022, PFB has seen a 19% increase in demand for its grocery hampers.

Partners in Mission Food bank is a Charity Intelligence 2023 Top 10 Canadian Impact Charity

Most of PFB’s food distribution is through grocery hampers. Every hamper contains canned soup, vegetables, and pasta, dry pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, tuna, cereal, crackers, beans, rice, stew, and diced tomatoes. It also provides fresh milk, eggs, and fruits and vegetables.

In F2023, PFB distributed 18,510 grocery hampers, continuing its upward trend in food distribution. It distributed 13.2% more hampers than it did in F2022. PFB helped 8,147 total people in F2023, comprising 5,671 adults and 2,476 children. In F2023, 3,984 households accessed its programs.

PFB states that it distributes surplus provisions to hot meal and shelter programs in the Kingston area. Baby supplies and pet food are often available on request.

In F2023, PFB spent $677k on food purchases, and distributed $3.4m of donated food.

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Results and Impact


In F2023, the charity distributed hampers to 8,147 people, providing them with fresh and canned food, fresh fruit and vegetables, and milk.

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

Charity Intelligence has given PFB a High impact rating based on its demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Partners in Mission Food Bank is a Charity Intelligence 2022 Top 10 Impact Charity.

Impact Rating: High

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Partners in Mission Food Bank is financially transparent. Its audited financial statements are publicly available on its website. PFB received $2.0m in Canadian donations in F2023. It also received $3.3m in donated food. PFB did not report any spending on fundraising in F2023. Administrative costs were 8.5% of revenue  in F2023, up from 5% in F2022. For every dollar donated, 92 cents are available to go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.


The charity has $4.5m in reserve funds, which can cover four years and four months 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 June 20, 2024 by Ben Dobozy

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.5%5.0%4.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%2.4%1.8%
Total overhead spending 8.5%7.4%5.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 569.1%435.2%458.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,032,3081,658,4021,726,820
Goods in kind 3,392,1682,812,7422,814,919
Government funding 4,84076,8378,405
Investment income 172,60248,17813,156
Total revenues 5,601,9184,596,1594,563,300
Program costs 788,969821,586639,450
Donated goods exp 3,392,1702,812,7402,814,920
Administrative costs 461,552228,806183,856
Fundraising costs 039,93730,377
Other costs 1,134605248
Total spending 4,643,8233,903,6773,668,850
Cash flow from operations 958,095692,482894,450
Capital spending 12,224122,29318,008
Funding reserves 4,489,6633,575,6402,932,454

Note: Ci gathered administrative and fundraising costs from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA. Ci removed amortization on a pro-rata basis from program, administrative, and fundraising costs. Ci adjusted for deferred donations, affecting revenues by ($39k) in F2023, ($45k) in F2022, and ($50k) in F2021.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 6

Avg. compensation: $52,832

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2023

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

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