Ontario Association of Food Banks

555 Richmond Street West, Suite 501
Toronto, ON M5V 3B1
Executive Director: Carolyn Stewart
Board Chair: Chris Hatch

Website: www.oafb.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 88526 0968 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)
Operating Charity

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

Cents to The Cause

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #10

Avg. Compensation $50,112

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 5
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Ontario Association of Food Banks:

Founded in 1992, the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) is a network of over 127 direct member food banks and over 1,100 hunger-relief programs across Ontario. Its programs include Food Distribution and Funding, Research and Public Education and Member Support. Food and Distribution accounts for 96% of expenses while its member services and programs account for 4% of total spending.   

In F2016, OAFB provided the equivalent of 4 million meals including almost 1 million litres of fresh milk and 144,000 dozen eggs. Together with its member agencies, the OAFB serves over 335,000 individuals, including 112,000 children, every month. It funded agencies through 2 programs, the Rural Kids Program and the Capacity Building Program. Rural Kids funds healthy eating programs for kids in rural communities. In F2015, the organizations receiving the grants were the Manitoulin Family Resources, House of Lazarus, West Lincoln Community Care and The Sharing Place. The OAFB also publishes an annual Hunger Report that tracks food bank usage in Ontario and the state of hunger in various regions of the province. The F2016 version of the Hunger Report focused on energy poverty in Ontario.

Financial Review:

With donations and special events revenues of $1m and Goods In Kind donations of $12.5m, Ontario Associations of Food Banks is a Large-Cap charity. In F2016, its administrative costs were reported at 5% of total revenues and the charity records no fundraising costs. OAFB has $406k of funding reserves which represent 46% of annual programs excluding donated food. Factoring this in, its funding reserves stand at 3% of programs.

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

Updated June 2nd, 2017 by Josh Lam. 

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.4%2.7%2.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 45.9%25.6%24.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201620152014
Donations 445416674
Goods in kind 12,47617,51817,580
Fees for service 440484956
Special events 5541,361981
Investment income 1149
Total revenues 13,92719,78420,200
Program costs 13,32019,38519,616
Administrative costs 744526557
Cash flow from operations (137)(127)27
Funding reserves 406497519
Note: Program costs and administrative costs used were as reported by the charity in its Annual Report.

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