Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
Cambridge, ON N1R 3K3
Executive Director: Pat Singleton
Board Chair: Ann Miller
Charitable Reg. #: 89065 8743 RR0001
Grade: CThe 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: Good
Full-time staff #10
Avg. Compensation $39,050
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About Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank:
The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank (CFB) first opened its doors in 1985 in response to a severe economic recession. The organization was founded after members of various organizations came together to provide better access to food when needed. It serves the City of Cambridge and the Township of North Dumfries which together have a population of approximately 145,000 people.
It reports helping over 2,000 individuals and families each month through its programs. The food bank distributes food to 26 community organizations. It runs programs in emergency food assistance, a food co-operative, and infant, youth and seniors programs. In partnership with the Salvation Army, the emergency food assistance program provides up to 8 emergency food hampers to individuals and families in need. It reported distributing 12,101 hampers in F2016. The food co-op requires members to contribute $10 a month and volunteer with the food bank or wider community. In return, they receive food pick-ups every two weeks to supplement their regular grocery budget. Lastly, they provide outreach and support programs for the community.
The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank also runs The Clothing Room, a distribution program that provides infants, children, women and men used clothing and household goods at no charge. The Clothing Room also has a Career Closet, which provides more formal pieces of clothing to those seeking employment or those needing it for events such as funerals or weddings.
The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank is considered a medium-cap charity with monetary and goods-in-kind donations of $3.0m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 2% of revenues and fundraising expenses are 3.3% of donations. For every dollar donated, 95 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank has funding reserves of $650k which can cover program costs (excluding the value of donated food) for 9 months.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated June 16, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||2.0%||3.1%||3.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||3.3%||4.4%||4.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||76.0%||80.6%||71.8%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||2,346,920||2,403,145||2,274,010|
|Fees for service||43,289||50,344||54,733|
|Cash flow from operations||42,851||43,911||25,998|