CharityIntelligence Canada

Kawartha Food Share

665 Neal Drive, Unit #1
Peterborough, ON K9J 6X7
Board Chair: Dave Ralph
Board Vice-Chair: Paul Beamish

Charitable Reg. #: 88063 7624 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Fair

Full-time staff #2

Avg. Compensation $54,860

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Kawartha Food Share:

Founded in 1998, Kawartha Food Share (KFS) collects and distributes food to local charities that feed poor people in the City and Country of Peterborough, Ontario. KFS also runs food programs for children in schools and emergency food programs for the poor. The charity aims to give every child a health start to the school day by providing breakfast and lunch every day. 

In F2017, Kawartha Food Share distributed $5m worth of food and emergency care needs to over 36 local charities. KFS and its 36 partner charities support 8,100 people every month through 4 meal programs, 4 City food banks, 6 housing projects, 7 county food banks, and over 20 food cupboards in and around Peterborough. Kawartha Food Share also reports that it provides healthy snacks to help feed 17,000 school children every day. 

Kawartha Food Share reports that $1 donated allows the charity to purchase up to $6 worth of food. 

Financial Review:

Kawartha Food Share is a Big-Cap charity with monetary donations of $365k along with donated food worth $4.7m in F2017. Administrative costs are 1% of total revenuesand fundraising costs are 3% of total donations. KFS has total funding reserves of $454k. Excluding the cost of donated food, KFS’s funding reserves cover annual program costs for 1 month. 

This report is an update was sent to Kawartha Food Share for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on July 15, 2019 by Caroline McKenna. 

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 0.9%0.7%0.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.7%2.2%2.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 9.0%6.2%5.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 365300334
Goods in kind 4,7304,9146,088
Government funding 1066290
Fees for service 281820
Investment income 000
Other income 272122
Total revenues 5,2565,3156,555
Program costs 5,0375,2526,519
Grants 000
Administrative costs 463842
Fundraising costs 1077
Cash flow from operations 16418(13)
Funding reserves 454326327
Note: Ci excluded amortization of deferred capital contributions from the income statement, affecting revenues by ($14k) in F2017, ($14k) in F2016, and ($15k) in F2016.