Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario

570 South Syndicate Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1E7
Executive Director: Volker Kromm
Board Chair: Wayne VanderWees

Charitable Reg. #:80912 4613 RR0001

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FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

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C-

RESULTS REPORTING

Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Average

DEMONSTRATED IMPACT

The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.

NEED FOR FUNDING

Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.

98%

CENTS TO THE CAUSE

For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 98 cents are available for programs.



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Programs

About Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario:

Founded in 2003, Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario (RFDA) develops and implements a coordinated strategy for the delivery of donated food to community organizations. It currently distributes food to agencies in Thunder Bay, Ontario and the surrounding regions.

The RFDA’s primary function is to source food from the public, local businesses and farms for distribution and distribute it to member agencies. The charity also coordinates the collective efforts of stakeholders to address food insecurity in the community, works with local entrepreneurs and students to incubate business ventures and promote active lifestyles.

The RFDA is a designated hub for charitable food distribution, representing Food Banks Canada in Northwestern Ontario. Provincially, as a member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks, the RFDA has succeeded in becoming a ‘food bank for food banks.’ It reports that, every month, its member agencies and feeding programs provide needs for over 13,000 people through emergency hampers containing 3-5 days of food. It also reports that member agencies provide over 26,000 meals a month. RFDA also reports that the families and children receiving food hampers are 38% children, 21% have disabilities and 10% are on fixed income such as pensions. 

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence gave Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario an impact rating of Average for demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

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Finances

Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario is considered a medium-sized charity with monetary and goods-in-kind donations of $3.4m in F2018. Its administrative costs are 3% of revenues and the charity does not report fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, 97 cents go to the cause, which is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

RFDA has funding reserves of $271k which can cover program costs (excluding the cost of donated foods) for just under 6 months.

This report is an update that has been sent to Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 17, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201820172016
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.5%4.2%3.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 7.8%6.6%3.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
201820172016
Donations 467,901700,533415,382
Goods in kind 2,895,0473,010,1512,443,553
Government funding 160,000160,000229,810
Fees for service 26,90510,4339,711
Business activities (net) 10,1249,9907,957
Other income 43,14700
Total revenues 3,603,1243,891,1073,106,413
Program costs 3,479,0323,579,5922,986,301
Administrative costs 89,238161,658117,553
Other costs 3,7122,1391,066
Cash flow from operations 31,142147,7181,493
Funding reserves 271,111235,434115,773

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 5

Avg. Compensation $64,595

Top 10 staff salary range

$350k +
0
$300k - $350k
0
$250k - $300k
0
$200k - $250k
0
$160k - $200k
0
$120k - $160k
0
$80k - $120k
0
$40k - $80k
4
< $40k
1

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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Charity Contact

Website: www.foodbanksnorthwest.ca
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