Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2
Executive Director: David Northcott
President: Gordon Pollard
Charitable Reg. #: 13179 2616 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
Impact Rating: Good
Full-time staff #33
Avg. Compensation $44,455
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About Winnipeg Harvest:
Founded in 1984, Winnipeg Harvest (WH) collects and distributes food to local charities that feed poor people in Manitoba. WH reports that child poverty rates have risen from 23% in 1989 to 29% today; 42% of WH’s clients are children. Based on the national survey of food banks, the HungerCount, 63,000 people used food banks in Manitoba in 2015. The number of users has risen by 1.3% from 2014. Winnipeg Harvest also runs school programs to support children and raises awareness of poverty and advocates for poverty reduction programs.
In F2015, Winnipeg Harvest purchased, collected and distributed 13.7 million pounds of food to over 380 local charities. WH funded 196 local food banks, 45 daycare programs and 20 soup kitchens. It gave money to 387 kitchen training programs, 200 administrative training workshops and 90 warehouse training events. The charity also runs programs like Empty Bowls in Schools, a school drive to save food, and Bag It Forward, a recycling campaign.
Thanks to Winnipeg Harvest’s advocacy efforts, Manitoba has introduced a few poverty reduction laws. In 2011, the Poverty Strategy Reduction Act became law. In 2015, Manitoba’s government increased funding for poverty programs. WH reports that every $1 received can deliver $20 worth of groceries. No data is given for the multiplier.
Winnipeg Harvest is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities with monetary donations of $3.1m in F2015 along with donated food worth $34.5m in F2015. The cost of donated food is unaudited. Administrative costs are 0.4% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 7% of total donations. Total overhead costs come to 7%, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. WH has total funding reserves of $1.5m. Excluding the cost of donated food, WH’s funding reserves cover program costs for 7 months.
This report is an update and is currently being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated July 18th, 2016 by Mirza Ali Shakir.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||0.4%||0.4%||0.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||6.5%||5.1%||6.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||61.4%||53.3%||38.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||34,501||32,124||28,345|
|Cash flow from operations||514||864||810|