CharityIntelligence Canada

Feed Nova Scotia

67 Wright Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1H2
Executive Director: Nick Jennery
Board Chair: Thomas Kozloski

Charitable Reg. #: 11903 9337 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

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

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Fair

Full-time staff #27

Avg. Compensation $65,261

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Feed Nova Scotia:

The Metro Food Bank Society - Nova Scotia (also known as Feed Nova Scotia) works to eliminate chronic hunger and alleviate poverty in the Province of Nova Scotia. As reported by Food Banks Canada HungerCount report, individuals helped by food banks in Nova Scotia rose by 21% between 2015 and 2016. Feed Nova Scotia accepts, collects and distributes food and food-related products to 147 member agencies that collectively supported 43,682 Nova Scotians in F2016. It also strives to go beyond food, with many of its member agencies providing social services as well.

Feed Nova Scotia distributed over 1.7 million kilograms of donated food in F2016. Its 147 member agencies are comprised of 88 food banks, 43 meal programs and 16 shelters. In F2016, they ran their first Day of Sharing, an event bringing together staff and volunteers from their member agencies to share ideas and find solutions.

Financial Review:

Feed Nova Scotia is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.7m in F2016. Fundraising costs are 21% of donations, and administrative costs are 4% of revenues. For every dollar donated, 75 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The organization has funding reserves of $306k, which cover 17% of annual program costs excluding the value of food.

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

Updated May 15, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%4.1%4.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 20.7%20.3%26.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 17.4%8.4%8.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 1,6961,7401,422
Goods in kind 10,15310,9738,249
Special events 1,3531,3701,121
Other income 16617051
Total revenues 13,36914,25210,844
Program costs 11,69413,0389,949
Administrative costs 572578448
Fundraising costs 629632666
Other costs 11015236
Cash flow from operations 363(148)(256)
Funding reserves 306187161
Note: Ci added the estimated value of donated food to revenue, and the estimated value of distributed food to expenses. This resulted in an increase of both revenue and expenses by $9.9m in F2016, $10.8m in F2015 and $8.1m in F2014. Ci removed amortization expenses from fundraising, administration and program expenses.