140 Hickson Avenue
Kingston, ON K7K 2N6
Executive Director: Dan Irwin
Board Chair: Wendy Bellamy

Charitable Reg. #:87739 0161 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) 93 cents are available for programs.

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About Partners in Mission Food Bank:

Partners in Mission Food Bank is a 5-star, financially transparent charity with High demonstrated impact. It has an above average results reporting grade and overhead costs within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $3.6m in reserve funds, which can cover four years and four months of program costs.

Founded in 1984, Partners in Mission Food Bank collects, buys, and distributes food across the Kingston area. The charity reports that, according to Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, 11% of households in the KFL&A area face food insecurity. It adds that over the last three years, food bank visits have increased 42%. Partners in Mission provides food mainly through its food hamper program, which provides grocery supplies for single clients and families. Partners in Mission also donates surplus food to other agencies in Kingston.

Partners in Mission Food bank is a Charity Intelligence 2022 Top 10 Impact Charity

In F2022, Partners in Mission Food Bank distributed $2.8m worth of donated food and spent $452k on food purchases. The charity reports benefiting from 11,953 volunteer hours.

Partners in Mission delivers food hampers to households that are struggling financially. It offers three different types of food hampers to accommodate varying family sizes. Hampers include a mix of both non-perishable and fresh foods, such as milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables. Partners in Mission also provides baby supplies and pet food upon request. 

The charity distributed 16,352 grocery hampers to 3,647 households in F2022. It reports helping 7,273 people, 29% of which were children. On average, the charity distributed 1,362 hampers monthly.

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Results and Impact

In F2022, the charity provided 7,273 people with a week’s worth of food through its hamper program.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Partners in Mission’s results and impact.  

Charity Intelligence has given Partners in Mission a High impact rating based on its demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Partners in Mission Food Bank is a Charity Intelligence 2022 Top 10 Impact Charity.

Impact Rating: High

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Partners in Mission Food Bank is financially transparent. Its audited financial statements are publicly available on its website.

Partners in Mission Food Bank received $1.6m in monetary donations in F2022. It also received $2.8m in donated food (61% of revenues). Administrative costs are 5% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 2% of monetary donations. This results in total overhead spending of 7%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 93 cents are available for programs. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. It is not uncommon for food banks to have low overhead costs due to donated foods representing a large portion of revenues.

The charity has $3.6m in reserve funds which can cover four years and four months of annual program costs.

Charity Intelligence has sent this update to Partners in Mission Food Bank for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.  

Updated August 29, 2023 by Victoria Allder.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.1%4.0%3.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.4%1.8%1.3%
Total overhead spending 7.5%5.8%4.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 435.2%458.6%207.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,643,3191,726,8202,533,442
Goods in kind 2,812,7422,814,9192,528,499
Government funding 76,8378,40545,331
Investment income 48,17813,15610,511
Total revenues 4,581,0764,563,3005,117,783
Program costs 821,586639,450942,050
Donated goods exp 2,812,7402,814,9202,528,500
Administrative costs 228,806183,856182,981
Fundraising costs 39,93730,37732,407
Other costs 605248271
Total spending 3,903,6773,668,8503,686,208
Cash flow from operations 677,399894,4501,431,575
Capital spending 122,29318,00821,205
Funding reserves 3,575,6402,932,4541,952,821

Note: Ci gathered administrative and fundraising costs from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA. Ci removed amortization on a pro-rata basis from program, administrative, and fundraising costs. Ci adjusted for deferred donations, affecting revenues by ($60k) in F2022, ($50k) in F2021 and $110k in F2020.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. compensation: $61,376

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.kingstonfoodbank.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001