Food For Life Canada

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Our Mission: To collect fresh, nutritious food every day and distribute it to those people in need within the Halton region and surrounding areas. What We Do: Food for Life is a registered non-profit charitable organization that assists in filling the gap between social assistance and living costs by providing nutritious perishable food to families on a weekly basis. Seven days a week, we collect surplus perishable food from grocery stores and both retail and wholesale food suppliers. Our emphasis is on fresh food that we can deliver quickly to those in need through our network of nearly 100 community agencies and outreach programs throughout Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Acton and Georgetown. Food for Life is able to divert approximately 2 million pounds of food annually from landfills and direct it to more than 24,000 client visits each month in Halton region. Our network of approximately 800 volunteers assist us in remaining extremely lean in our operation which ensures the maximum amount of donated funds go to our programs. These efficiencies allow us to allocate 93% of funds received to our programs and just 7% to management and administration fees.

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 890943772RR0001

  • map-point9 full-time staff


2018 Revenues: $10,406,355

<b>132473</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>41859</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>495203</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>9471033</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>164119</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>101668</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $10,406,898

<b>10176094</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>63896</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>144692</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>22216</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $818,465

<b>360888</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>77349</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>373617</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>6611</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $695,748

<b>26096</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>669652</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Food For Life Canada's headquarters is located at 2258 Mountainside Dr, Burlington ON, L7P1B7.

Breakdown of Programs


Where the Money Goes

Receiving Organization Amount

Partnership West Family Support Network $22,216.00

1 gifts to qualified organizations totalled$22,216.00

Fundraising Methods

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