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
Sector: Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C-

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 available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Good

Full-time staff #4

Avg. Compensation $60,772

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 2
< $40k 2
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario:

The Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario (RFDA) was formed in 2003 to develop and implement 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.

Financial Review:

The Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario is considered a medium-cap charity with monetary and goods-in-kind donations of $2.9m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 4% of revenues and the charity does not report fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, 96 cents goes to the cause, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range, likely due to non-disclosure of fundraising costs. It has funding reserves of $116k which can cover program costs (excluding the cost of donated foods) for a little over 2 months.

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

Updated June 22, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.8%1.9%3.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 21.3%24.3%43.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 415,382336,414296,040
Goods in kind 2,443,5532,748,2032,255,818
Government funding 229,810219,112189,059
Fees for service 9,7119,4688,356
Business activities (net) 7,9576,0404,235
Total revenues 3,106,4133,319,2372,753,508
Program costs 2,986,3013,237,2032,668,209
Administrative costs 117,55363,835103,414
Fundraising costs 000
Other costs 1,0661,1681,039
Cash flow from operations 1,49317,031(19,154)
Funding reserves 115,773119,023178,703

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