Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2
Executive Director: David Northcott
Board President: Gail Loewen
Charitable Reg. #: 13179 2616 RR0001
Grade: BThe 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 #46
Avg. Compensation $39,157
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About Winnipeg Harvest:
Founded in 1984, Winnipeg Harvest collects and distributes food to local charities that feed poor people in Manitoba. The charity reports that Manitoba has the second highest rate of child food bank usage in Canada. In F2017, Winnipeg Harvest served 26,579 children, representing 43% of its clients. Based on the annual national survey done by Food Banks Canada, the HungerCount, 61,914 people used food banks in Manitoba in 2016, a 3% decrease compared to 2015. Winnipeg Harvest also runs school programs to support children, raises awareness of poverty in the province and advocates for poverty reduction programs.
In F2017, Winnipeg Harvest received and distributed 12.2 million pounds of food, down from the 13.7 million pounds of food it distributed in F2015. The charity provided food to 201 local food banks, 133 meal and snack programs, 46 daycares and 19 soup kitchens across Manitoba in F2017.
Winnipeg Harvest provides training opportunities for its volunteers and clients to help them gain employment skills to enter the job market. In 2017 a new training model was launched, offering programs in call center/front desk, warehouse and kitchen. From January 2017 to March 2017, it had 29 participants in these three programs.
The food bank runs numerous student and youth programs, including Kids Who Care, Poverty Pledge, Empty Bowls in Schools Project, Partnership for Change, Family Night, and Tools for School. The Kids Who Care program engages, recognizes and educates youth who collect food, fundraise and volunteer to help alleviate hunger and poverty in their community. In F2017, 104 children were recognized as Kids Who Care participants, donating a total of over 4,298 pounds of food. Winnipeg Harvest leads a school supply drive every August with Staples Canada and the Winnipeg Goldeyes. In F2017, 6,463 children were given school supplies through the Tools for School supply drive.
Winnipeg Harvest’s public education program encourages current and former food bank clients to share their experience and observations with journalists, elected leaders and the public to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in Manitoba.
Results and Impact: Winnipeg Harvest reports that for each dollar it raises, the charity is able to distribute $20 worth of donated food. No data is provided to explain how this was calculated. Charity Intelligence gave Winnipeg Harvest an impact rating of Good for proven impact per dollar (see impact grid on the bottom right).
Charity Intelligence has scored Winnipeg Harvest as a zero in financial transparency because the charity has failed to provide audited financial statements for F2017 when requested. The following financial analysis uses the most recent financial statements available to Ci at the time of updating this report, which are from F2015.
Winnipeg Harvest is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities with monetary donations and special event fundraising revenue of $2.8m, along with donated food worth $34.5m in F2015. The cost of donated food is unaudited and calculated using the reported amount of food received in the charity’s annual reports. Administrative costs are 0.4% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 6% of total donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, $0.93 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has total funding reserves of $1.5m. Excluding the cost of donated food, Winnipeg Harvest can cover 7 months of annual program costs, indicating a need for donations.
This report is an update that has been sent to Winnipeg Harvest for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 29, 2018 by Derek Houlberg.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||0.4%||0.3%||0.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||6.2%||4.3%||5.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||60.2%||52.2%||38.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||34,501||32,124||28,345|
|Cash flow from operations||230||887||908|