99 Yorkville Ave, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5R 1C1
Executive Director: Amanda King
Board Chair: Michael Maidment

Charitable Reg. #:88526 0968 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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) 95 cents are available for programs.

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About Feed Ontario:

Founded in 1992, Feed Ontario (Previously called Ontario Association of Food Banks) works to distribute food and unite local food banks to eradicate hunger and poverty. Feed Ontario has a network of 130 direct member food banks and supports over 1,200 hunger-relief programs across Ontario. Its programs include Food Distribution and Funding, Research, and Public Education. Food Distribution and Funding accounts for almost all of Feed Ontario’s program spending. 

Feed Ontario also publishes an annual Hunger Report that tracks food bank usage in Ontario and the state of hunger in various regions of the province. The 2018 Hunger Report stated that 501,590 people used food banks in Ontario last year, of which, 33% were children. In addition, 2.9 million visits were made to a food bank in Ontario in 2018.

In F2019, Feed Ontario provided the equivalent of 4.3 million meals (5 million pounds of food) including 3.6 million servings of fresh milk and 596k servings of eggs. Together with its member agencies, Feed Ontario served over 502k individuals in F2019.

Feed Ontario funds the Rural Kids Program, the Capacity Building Program, and the Sysco Community Garden Program. Rural Kids funds healthy eating programs for kids in rural communities. The Capacity Building Program provides food banks with funding to increase their capacity to accept and distribute fresh food. The Garden Program provides food banks with funding for the creation, growth, and development of their community gardens.

Feed Ontario works on public education for people dealing with hunger and poverty. In F2019, Feed Ontario sent 7,165 postcards to MPPs calling for more affordable housing, and hosted a breakfast at Queen’s Park, attended by 27 MPPs and 13 food banks.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has rated Feed Ontario as Average impact based on demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

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Feed Ontario is a large-sized charity with donations and special events revenues of $1.4m and donated goods of $12.8m in F2019. In F2019, its administrative costs were reported at 5% of total revenues and the charity records no fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, 95 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. 

Feed Ontario has $867k of funding reserves which can cover 8 months of annual program costs (excluding food donations and expenses).

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Feed Ontario for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 22, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.2%3.7%3.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Total overhead spending 5.2%3.7%3.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 6.2%4.5%3.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 686719517
Goods in kind 12,83313,55315,043
Fees for service 648581374
Special events 696519602
Investment income 971
Total revenues 14,87215,37916,537
Program costs 1,2761,124733
Donated goods exp 12,82213,52015,236
Administrative costs 778562498
Total spending 14,87815,20816,468
Cash flow from operations (5)17170
Capital spending 1020
Funding reserves 867652508

Note: Program costs and administrative costs used were as reported by the charity in its Annual Report in F2017 because they were not broken down in its audited financial statements for that year. Amortization was backed out of program costs. In F2019, amortization of deferred capital contributions and loss on write down of capital assets was excluded from revenues, affecting revenue by $6k in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 6

Avg. compensation: $59,867

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 F2018

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

From securing fresh and healthy food sources, to driving change through policy research and innovative programming, Feed Ontario unites food banks, industry partners, and local communities in our work to end hunger and poverty. 

Join us as we Feed Ontario and help build a healthier province. Every $1 raised provides 3 meals to an Ontarian in need.

 How we feed Ontario:


Our FeedON network provides adults, children, and seniors with nutritious food throughout the year, including: dairy, protein, and produce. Through the support of our partners, we distribute the equivalent of 4.5 million meals annually.


Feed Possibility

We Feed Possibility by providing food banks with resources to grow their capacity to distribute fresh food, to collaborate and develop best practices that drive change, and to invest
in innovative programming for people facing hunger in their communities.


Feed Change

We Feed Change by researching the root-causes of food insecurity, raising awareness of hunger in our province, and advocating on behalf of evidence-based solutions. It is only through our collective action that we will end hunger and poverty in Ontario.

Charity Contact

Website: www.feedontario.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001