6880, Ch. De la Cote-de-Liesse
Montreal, QC H4T 2A1
President: Pierre G. Brodeur
Executive Director: Chantal Vézina

Charitable Reg. #:10374 1757 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



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) 88 cents are available for programs.

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About Moisson Montréal:

Moisson Montreal is a 5-star rated charity with Good demonstrated impact. The charity is financially transparent and has an excellent results reporting grade. Its overhead spending is within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $5.5m in reserve funds, which can cover a year and three months of program costs.

Founded in 1984, Moisson Montréal (MML) collects, sorts, stores, and distributes food to community agencies across Montreal. It is the largest food bank of its kind in Canada. Moisson Montréal is a member of Food Banks Canada and Food Banks of Quebec.

In its 2022 Hunger Count, Moisson Montréal states that the number of Montrealers using food assistance increased in 2022. The charity’s community agencies reported receiving 898,381 food aid requests in March 2022, a 25.8% increase compared to March 2021. The charity adds that more and more students, families and workers are reaching out to food banks for help.

Moisson Montréal is a Charity Intelligence 2022 Top 10 Canadian Food Bank.

Food distribution – 94% of program spending

In F2023, Moisson Montréal distributed food to 303 community agencies in and around Montreal. The charity provided 40,321,628 lb of food worth $125.9 million to its network of agencies. This is a 7% increase in food distributed compared with F2022. This includes 13,112,239 lb of fruits and vegetables (33% of distributed food). Moisson Montréal uses the NOVA index to classify the food it distributes based on its level of processing. 58% of the food it provided in F2023 was fresh, minimally processed foods or processed culinary ingredients.

According to the charity’s most recent Hunger Count (F2022), meal programs run by community agencies served 675,217 meals and snacks in F2022. Food pantry programs received 223,164 visits from 99,130 individuals, 36% of which were children. The number of individuals visiting food pantry programs increased 7% from F2021.

Operations, services and donations to community agencies – 6% of program spending

To reduce food waste in grocery stores, Moisson Montréal runs a Food Recovery in Supermarkets program (FRSP). In F2023, the program saved unsold food from 130 participating stores and redistributed it to community agencies. FRSP recovered 25,673,329 lb of food in F2023, a 15% increase from F2022. The charity states that this program is its main source of meat collection. Additionally, the charity hosted Les Grands Échanges in F2023, which allowed about 50 organization representatives to learn more about the charity.

In F2023, Moisson Montréal reports benefiting from the help of 5,546 volunteers, contributing 61,052 hours of work.


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Results and Impact

In F2023, Moisson Montréal distributed 40,321,628 lb of food to 303 agencies. This averages to each agency receiving 133,074 lb of food.

Every year, Moisson Montréal conducts a survey to track services offered over the course of the year. In F2023, the survey revealed that Moisson Montréal met 68% of the food needs of its community agencies. This is down from 74% in F2021, despite the charity distributing more food in F2023. The charity states that this reflects the increased demand for food banks. The survey also revealed a participation rate of 68% as well as an 87% satisfaction rate amongst community agencies.

While Charity Intelligence highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Moisson Montréal’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has rated Moisson Montréal as Good impact based on demonstrated impact per dollar.

Moisson Montréal is a Charity Intelligence 2022 Top 10 Canadian Food Bank.

Impact Rating: Good

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Moisson Montréal is financially transparent. Its audited financial statements are publicly available on its website.

In F2023, Moisson Montréal reported $8.9m in cash donations and special events fundraising and $125.3m in donated food. Administrative costs are 1% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 11% of cash donations and special events. This means that for every dollar donated, 88 cents are available for programs. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. 

Moisson Montréal has reserve funds of $5.5m which can cover program costs for a year and three months. This excludes the cost of food used in programs.

At the time of this profile update, the charity’s F2023 T3010 filing with the CRA is not publicly available. Hence, the most recent data for staff compensation is from F2022.

This report is an update that has been sent to Moisson Montréal for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 6, 2023 by Victoria Allder.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.0%1.1%0.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.6%11.8%6.9%
Total overhead spending 11.6%12.9%7.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 127.3%121.0%100.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,2515,1937,259
Goods in kind 125,32296,487119,490
Government funding 393353912
Business activities (net) 431364447
Special events 2,6142,7254,740
Investment income 13515159
Other income 02490
Total revenues 135,145105,386133,007
Program costs 4,3473,8853,950
Donated goods exp 124,91498,649117,630
Administrative costs 1,3471,1801,125
Fundraising costs 939936833
Other costs 2,4002,3716,730
Total spending 133,947107,020130,268
Cash flow from operations 1,199(1,634)2,740
Capital spending 5403791,339
Funding reserves 5,5344,6993,983

Note: Ci reported food donations net of food lost as waste in donated goods in kind, decreasing total revenues and expenses by $4.3m in F2023, $4.1m in F2022 and $2.7m in F2021. As a non-cash item, Ci did not include amortization of deferred contributions related to tangible and intangible assets, decreasing total revenues by $436k in F2023, $311k in F2022 and $207k in F2021. Ci did not include amortization of capital assets allocated to program and administrative expenses as this is also a non-cash item. Ci adjusted for non-government deferred donations, affecting revenue by ($334k) in F2023, ($225k) in F2022 and ($383k) in F2021.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 57

Avg. compensation: $63,567

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 F2022

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.moissonmontreal.org
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