Moisson Montreal

6880, Ch. De la Cote-de-Liesse
Montreal, QC H4T 2A1
President: Richard Blain
Executive Director: Richard D. Daneau

Charitable Reg. #: 10374 1757 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Results Reporting

Grade: A

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

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Good

Full-time staff #54

Avg. Compensation $52,116

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Moisson Montreal:

Founded in 1984, Moisson Montreal (MML) is the largest food bank in Canada, providing food aid to people in Montreal. MML collects food donations and distributes food to local charities that feed poor people in Montreal. The charity also runs a food recovery program in which it retrieves excess food supplies from supermarkets. MML has a social and professional integration program for people with disabilities. Under this program, MML gives handicapped people the chance to volunteer for Moisson Montreal along with MML’s employees. 

A Charity Intelligence 2018 Top 10 Canadian Impact Charity

Moisson Montreal is Canada's largest food bank. In F2017, Moisson Montreal distributed $80m worth of donated food. MML gave away 14.2m kilos of food by working with 254 community organizations.  The local charities and suppliers fed, on average, 137,000 people every month.  Moisson Montreal reports that every $1 donated to the food bank turns into $15 worth of donated food.

MML publishes the Hunger Count report annually. This report gives a breakdown of the food bank’s clients and details the problem of poverty in Montreal. In this report, Moisson Montreal's partner organizations recommend that the government increase the minimum wage and the number of affordable housing units. 

Financial Review:

Moisson Montreal is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities, which received monetary donations of $4.6m in F2017 along with donated food worth $79.2m in F2017. Administrative costs are 1% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 14% of monetary donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, 84 cents goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range. MML has total funding reserves of $2.5m. Excluding the cost of donated food, MML’s funding reserves cover program costs for just over 8 months.

This report is an update that has been sent to the charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated November 21st, 2016 by Greg Thomson.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.4%1.3%1.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 14.4%27.2%27.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 69.2%46.1%79.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,5904,4235,581
Goods in kind 79,21882,55360,506
Government funding 817609703
Business activities (net) 178153197
Investment income 63230
Other income 11500
Total revenues 84,98187,76166,988
Program costs 3,5433,5293,882
Grants 79,21882,55360,994
Administrative costs 1,1701,172968
Fundraising costs 6611,2011,539
Cash flow from operations 389(693)(397)
Funding reserves 2,4511,6273,074
Note: Ci excludes amortization of deferred capital contributions in its revenue calculations.  Ci further excludes gain on disposal of property and equipment from the income statement.

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