North York Harvest Food Bank
Toronto, ON M6M 4L8
Executive Director: Ryan Noble
Board Chair: Kerry Mitchell
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 #9
Avg. Compensation $75,349
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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 47 member agencies. NYH is also working on longer-term solutions to food access, supporting its agencies with investments and development programs and engaging in research on the communities it serves.
In F2016, North York Harvest Food Bank collected and distributed 2.3 million pounds of food, of which 22% was perishable, to over 13,000 people every month. The food was distributed through 77 food programs, including 11 prenatal and child nutrition food programs and 45 neighbourhood food banks. NYH reports that among its clients, 1 in 3 users are children, 40% have a long-term disability, 15% are seniors and 40% are college or university graduates. It also reports that food bank usage in Toronto suburbs has increased 45% since 2008.
Its agency development program works with the agencies to build capacity by providing industrial fridges, shelving, technology and training. Its agency investment project is a three-year pilot project funded by donors that goes a step further by having staff members consult four agencies – Thistletown, Society for the Living, Room to Grow and Community Share. It provided 3 fridges, 3 freezers and 25 storage units to these agencies, along with training 277 people.
North York Harvest Food Bank is a large-cap charity with monetary and goods in kind donations of $7.2m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 1% of revenues and fundraising costs are 24% of cash donations. For every dollar donated, 75 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $498k which can cover program costs, excluding food, for just over 5 months.
This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by North York Harvest Food Bank. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated July 13, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||1.5%||1.5%||1.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||24.0%||16.9%||16.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||43.4%||42.6%||44.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||5,750||5,750||5,407|
|Cash flow from operations||91||155||123|