The Stop Community Food Centre
Toronto, ON M6H 4E1
Executive Director: Rachael Gray
Board President: Sarah Powell
Charitable Reg. #: 11919 2763 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #27
Avg. Compensation $61,718
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About The Stop Community Food Centre:
Founded in 1982, The Stop Community Food Centre works to increase access to healthy food for marginalized people in Toronto. The charity aims to do this while promoting dignity, self-determination, and a sense of community. The Stop’s main location runs the food bank, meal programs, and advocacy programs. The Stop’s Green Barn features a greenhouse, sheltered garden, compost demonstration centre, and Farmer’s Market.
The Stop’s community programs make up 51% of program expenditures. In F2018, the Drop-In program served 52,026 healthy breakfasts and lunches and featured social activities and housing, legal, and employment services. 1,551 visits to Community Kitchens taught healthy cooking skills in a social environment. Through education, the Community Action program advocates against food insecurity, marginalization, and poverty. In 2018, The Stop incorporated its anti-racist and anti-oppressive values across the charity including volunteer training programs. The charity's Community Advocates connect people with income, housing, and other resources. This year the program helped return $485,006 to 242 Tax Clinic participants. The Healthy Beginnings program supports pre- and post-natal nutrition through group workshops and health services. The Stop’s Green Barn produces food and sells affordable produce at its a farmer’s market. In F2018 the Youth Engagement program allowed 184 youth to grow and cook healthy food and learn about sustainable food systems from a social justice perspective.
The Stop Community Food Centre’s food bank made up 45% of program expenditures in F2018. This year, The Stop distributed 233,450 pounds of food valued at $579,320 to individuals and families. The Stop also runs its 10 Metre Greens program, a social enterprise that helps unemployed people obtain resources and part time employment at the Green Barn.
Results and Impact:
The Stop Community Food Centre says that it uses food to build a sense of community and solidarity. In F2018, 82.13% of drop-in participants said they felt visible and included at The Stop. In addition, 100% of 10 Metre Greens participants said they felt better positioned to pursue education or jobs in the field.
The Stop Community Food Centre is a medium-sized charity with $2.8m in donations and special event fundraising in F2018. In addition, the charity received $579k worth of donated food. Administrative costs are 10% of revenue (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 25% of donations and special event fundraising. For every dollar donated, 65 cents go to the charity’s programs, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The Stop has $497k in funding reserves, which can cover program costs for 3 months.
This report is an update was sent to The Stop for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated May 27, 2019 by Caroline McKenna.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.2%||9.8%||10.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||24.8%||22.5%||21.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||22.4%||25.9%||21.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||579,320||462,388||484,205|
|Business activities (net)||99,321||67,408||61,127|
|Cash flow from operations||(2,347)||22,918||(257,083)|