North York Harvest Food Bank
Toronto, ON M6M 4L8
Executive Director: Ryan Noble
Board Chair: Josh Neubauer
Charitable Reg. #: 11906 2495 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: Fair
Full-time staff #13
Avg. Compensation $72,073
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About North York Harvest Food Bank:
Founded in 1986, the North York Harvest Food Bank (NYH) strives to provide dignified food assistance while building strong neighbourhood networks. Serving the North York area of Toronto, it collects distributes food to 38 member agencies. NYH is also working on long-term solutions to food access, supporting its agencies with investments and development programs and engaging in research on the communities it serves.
In F2018, North York Harvest Food Bank collected and distributed 1.9m pounds of food to over 13,000 people every month. The food was distributed through 77 food programs, including 16 neighbourhood food banks. The 2018 Who’s Hungry report describes current statistics on the people and areas most affected by hunger, the causes of hunger, and solutions to hunger in the GTA. The report outlines client demographics noting that 27% are children, 62% have a long-term disability, 22% are employed adults, and 28% are college or university graduates. The report also notes that food bank usage in Toronto suburbs has increased by 45% since 2008.
North York Harvest Food bank’s community food spaces offer a variety of programs, including community kitchens with food skills workshops, drop-in food bank hours, gardening workshops, and farm trips.
As part of its advocacy programs, NYH’s Food-friendly Neighbourhoods project has mapped local food needs and recommended food solutions in six pilot neighbourhoods. Food plans will be created based on year-long consultations with residents, community agencies, UofT Faculty of Medicine, and City of Toronto research departments. The food plans will also assist North York Harvest with determining where to deliver targeted programming.
North York Harvest Food Bank is a large charity with monetary and goods in kind donations of $7.2m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 24% of cash donations. For every dollar donated, 69 cents go to NYH’s programs. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has funding reserves of $471k which can cover program costs, excluding food, for just over 3 months.
This report is an update that was sent to North York Harvest Food Bank for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated June 7, 2019 by Caroline McKenna.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.7%||7.2%||1.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||24.0%||27.2%||24.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||29.1%||52.9%||43.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||0||0||5,750|
|Fees for service||177,427||137,590||0|
|Cash flow from operations||(153,368)||150,656||91|