13478 78th Ave
Surrey, BC V3W 8J6
Executive Director: Nancy Pagani
President: Conni Kilfoil

Charitable Reg. #:13216 8162 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]



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) 85 cents are available for programs.

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About Surrey Food Bank:

Surrey Food Bank Society is a 3-star rated charity. It is financially transparent and has a below average results reporting grade. The charity has $1.9m in reserve funds, which can cover a year and four months of program costs. 

Founded in 1981, Surrey Food Bank Society (Surrey Food Bank) provides food to families living in Surrey and North Delta, BC. Surrey Food Bank also partners with community services and organizations, to help its clients become self-sufficient. These include Surrey Libraries, Centre for Child Development and Fraser Health.

The charity’s main program is Food Distribution. It also runs more specialized programs, such as Tiny Bundles, Seniors Distribution and Hamper to Your Home. Surrey Food Bank does not disclose how much it spends on each program.

The charity’s Food Distribution program operates out of four depot centres. In F2022, it reports that it provided 35,542 food hampers to families in Surrey and North Delta, reaching over 129,786 residents. Of these, 43% were children and 10% were over 65 years of age. Surrey Food Bank reports that it served 36% more residents in F2022 than in F2021. The charity adds that it served 137 families a day on average. Surrey Food Bank distributed 18,060 meals and snacks through agency partners.

Surrey Food Bank's Tiny Bundles program operates once a week and provides pregnant moms and families with a newborn with nutritious food and formula. The program provided 2,402 toddler totes and 5,270 pre-k packages and distributed 10,616 diapers in F2022. The charity reports that its Hampers to Home program saw a 25% increase in use from F2021 to F2022.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on Surrey Food Bank’s website. This may not be a complete representation of Surrey Food Bank's results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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Surrey Food Bank Society received donations of $2.0m in F2022. Administrative costs are 13% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 2% of donations. This results in overhead spending of 15%. This means that for every dollar donated, 85 cents are available for programs. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.  

Surrey Food Bank has reserve funds of $1.9m. This is enough for the charity to cover a year and four months of program costs.  

In F2022, the charity’s audited financial statements did not disclose the value of the donated food received. Food donations had an estimated value of $3.7m in F2021 and $3.6m in F2020.

Ci has sent this profile update to Surrey Food Bank for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.  

Updated on June 21, 2023 by Victoria Allder.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.6%6.1%3.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.9%4.4%3.5%
Total overhead spending 14.5%10.5%6.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 133.0%160.4%50.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,035,7792,887,5363,224,413
Goods in kind 03,658,0003,602,500
Government funding 79,74854,023139,932
Fees for service 94,749104,39286,011
Business activities (net) 0011,760
Investment income 59,03432,95130,326
Other income 6,1732,9923,065
Total revenues 2,275,4836,739,8947,098,007
Program costs 1,215,7061,108,2091,115,044
Grants 190,79200
Donated goods exp 03,658,0003,602,500
Administrative costs 280,034406,626218,594
Fundraising costs 38,793126,808112,028
Other costs 89,02683,920121,930
Total spending 1,814,3515,383,5625,170,097
Cash flow from operations 461,1321,356,3321,927,910
Capital spending 266,949167,5135,598,670
Funding reserves 1,871,1401,778,083558,552

Note: Ci adjusted for deferred non-government donations. This affected revenue by $63k in F2022, ($59k) in F2021 and ($8k) in F2020. Ci did not include amortization of deferred capital contributions in revenue, affecting revenue by ($46k) in F2022, ($59k) in F2021 and ($74k) in F2020. Ci reported the estimated value of donated food as goods in kind in F2021 and F2020, affecting revenues by $3.7m and $3.6m respectively. Surrey Food Bank did not include the value of donated food in its F2022 audited financial statements. Ci reported program, administrative, and fundraising costs from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA in F2021 and F2020. Ci removed amortization from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis for these years.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 11

Avg. compensation: $73,156

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.surreyfoodbank.org
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