6880, Ch. De la Cote-de-Liesse
Montreal, QC H4T 2A1
President: Richard Blain
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) 79 cents are available for programs.

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About Moisson Montreal:

Founded in 1984, Moisson Montreal (MML) is Canada’s largest food bank. MML collects, sorts, stores, and distributes food to community organizations across Montreal. The charity runs three main programs: food distribution, food recovery, and Feeding the Future.

A Charity Intelligence 2018 Top 10 Canadian Impact Charity

In F2018, MML donated 15.6m kilograms of food worth close to $86m to 241 community organizations that fight poverty by providing food assistance across Montreal. The organizations were able to serve 507,000 meals and fulfill over 650,000 food requests each month.

The charity reports that 40% of food grown is wasted or expires and is not eaten. The food recovery program recovers unsold food from more than 100 supermarkets and redistributes it to people in need. The program helps roughly 38,000 people each month.

MML reports that over two million children in Canada suffer from undernourishment. The charity’s Feeding the Future program is designed to provide meals during the summer to children who rely on subsidized meal programs during the school year. This program delivers close to 39,000 lunches over the course of the summer.

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Results and Impact

Moisson Montreal’s food distribution was able to serve nearly 137,000 people, of whom over 41,000 were children. The organization’s food recovery program saved 523,124kg of meat, 264,277kg of baked goods, 106,493kg of frozen food, 56,386kg of fruits and vegetables, and 323,088kg of miscellaneous foods, with a total value of $11m. The Feeding the Future program served lunches to 916 children across 12 camps.

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, which received monetary donations totaling $4.1m and food donations worth $86.2m in F2018. Administrative costs are 1% of revenues and fundraising costs are 20% of monetary donations. For every dollar donated, 79 cents go to its programs. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead expenditures. MML has net funding reserves of $2.9m. This can cover program costs (excluding donated food) for almost 12 months.

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

Updated June 21st, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.2%1.4%1.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 19.6%16.7%28.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 101.2%79.0%53.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,1343,9504,174
Goods in kind 86,18079,21882,553
Government funding 635817609
Business activities (net) 182178153
Investment income 196323
Other income 01150
Total revenues 91,15084,34187,512
Program costs 2,8503,1033,055
Grants 85,94080,27781,532
Administrative costs 1,0741,1391,145
Fundraising costs 8126611,201
Cash flow from operations 475(839)579
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 2,8852,4511,627

Note: Ci did not report amortization of deferred contributions related to tangible and intangible capital assets, decreasing revenues by $208k in F2018, $237k in F2017, and $261k in F2016. Ci has removed amortization from administration, fundraising, and program costs. Ci reported the cost of redistributed food in grants and did not include these amounts when calculating the charity's program cost coverage ratios.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 55

Avg. Compensation $50,883

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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