6880, Ch. De la Cote-de-Liesse
Montreal, QC H4T 2A1
President: Pierre Brodeur
Executive Director: Richard D. Daneau

Charitable Reg. #:10374 1757 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/4]



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) 83 cents are available for programs.

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About Moisson Montréal:

Founded in 1984, Moisson Montreal (MML) is Canada’s largest food bank. MML collects, sorts, stores, and distributes food to community agencies across Montreal. 

A Charity Intelligence 2019 Top 10 Canadian Impact Charity

In F2019, MML distributed 14.9 million kilograms of food worth almost $85 million. 10.7 million kilograms went to MML’s 257 community agencies that fight poverty by providing food assistance across Montreal. 3.6 million kilograms went to the other Quebec Moisson, and 623,383 kilograms went to food banks across Canada. MML adopted the NOVA index to classify the food it distributes based on the level of processing. The charity reports that 40% of the food it distributed was either fresh, minimally processed, or processed culinary ingredients.

According to the most recent F2018 Hunger Count, Moisson Montreal’s community agencies were able to fulfill 640,951 food requests each month in F2018 (a 1.6% increase from F2017). Meal programs run by community agencies served 507,357 meals and snacks (a 5.3% increase from F2017), and food pantry programs were used 133,594 times.

MML reports that 58% of food produced in Canada is wasted throughout the food supply chain. To reduce food waste in grocery stores, MML runs a Food Recovery in Supermarkets program (FRSP) that saves unsold food from more than 100 supermarkets and redistributes it to community agencies. FRSP recovered just under 1.1 million kg of food in F2019, including 506,000 kg of meat. MML states that that its community agencies can operate on significantly lower food purchase budgets because of these meat donations.

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Results and Impact

In its F2019 annual report, Moisson Montreal describes a carbon assessment that measured the impact of its food recovery and redistribution model. The assessment found that MML removes 18,000 tonnes of carbon annually (based on the amount of food the charity recovers that otherwise would have gone to waste). MML recovered 15.6 million kg of food in F2019: 74% from food producers, processors, distributors and partners, 10% from Food Banks Canada, 9% from Food Banks Quebec, and 7% from MML’s Food Recovery in Supermarkets program.

According to the F2018 Hunger Report, 74,369 people in Montreal benefitted from food pantry programs run by community agencies that MML donates food to. It notes in the report that the majority of these clients receive social assistance.

Charity Intelligence has rated Moisson Montreal as Good impact based on demonstrated impact per dollar.

A Charity Intelligence 2018 Top 10 Canadian Impact Charity

Impact Rating: Good

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Moisson Montreal is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities, having received $4.8m in cash donations and special events fundraising and $85.4m in donated food in F2019. Administrative costs are 1% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 16% of cash donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, 83 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Moisson Montreal’s net funding reserves of $3.9m can cover program costs (excluding donated food) for 1.2 years.

This report is an update that has been sent to Moisson Montreal for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on November 12, 2019 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.3%1.2%1.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.0%19.3%16.7%
Total overhead spending 17.3%20.4%18.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 120.8%98.5%76.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,2452,5202,917
Goods in kind 85,42690,29779,218
Government funding 488368817
Business activities (net) 558495178
Special events 1,5131,5681,034
Investment income 461963
Other income 00115
Total revenues 91,27695,26884,341
Program costs 3,1912,8503,103
Donated goods exp 85,20689,31479,218
Administrative costs 1,1751,0981,140
Fundraising costs 763788660
Total spending 90,33594,05084,121
Cash flow from operations 9411,218220
Capital spending 73,75010,818127,332
Funding reserves 3,8532,8062,372

Note: In F2019, Moisson Montreal adopted a new accounting policy for valuating donated food and restated F2018 figures. This resulted in a $5.9m increase in food donations received, a $3.4m increase in food donations distributed by the charity, and a $1.7m loss of food as compost/waste. Ci reported food contributions net of food lost as waste in donated goods in kind for F2019 and F2018. Comparative data was not available for F2017. As a non-cash item, amortization of deferred capital contributions was not included in revenues, decreasing total revenue by $188k in F2019, $208k in F2018, and $237k in F2017. Amortization of fixed and intangible assets has been backed out of program, administrative and fundraising costs. Funding reserves include sales tax receivable. Program cost coverage ratios do not include the cost of donated food.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 55

Avg. Compensation $50,883

Top 10 staff salary range

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Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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Charity Contact

Website: www.moissonmontreal.org
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