Quest Outreach Society

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Quest Food Exchange is a not-for-profit organization that provides dignified access to a variety of affordable and healthy foods to individuals facing food security challenges in British Columbia. Our primary objectives are to reduce hunger with dignity, build community and foster sustainability. Not open to the general public, Quest Food Exchange works in collaboration with food suppliers who donate their surplus food, and hundreds of community resource partners who refer their clients. Our environmentally conscious food redistribution program includes delivery trucks, a distribution centre, and not-for-profit grocery markets to ensure the quality surplus food we recover is reallocated efficiently to those who need it. Clients are empowered to choose what suits their needs in our friendly, safe and welcoming grocery market environment. In 2015 alone, Quest recovered and redistributed over $8.4 million dollars of surplus food via over 240,000 client visits to our not-for-profit markets throughout the Lower Mainland.

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 137109807RR0001

  • map-point25 full-time staff


2018 Revenues: $12,166,760

<b>163669</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>1031076</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>83830</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>8667898</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>147</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>2220140</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $12,073,642

<b>10603259</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>37774</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>534756</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>897853</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $2,689,884

<b>628921</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>17887</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>1994531</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>48545</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $629,079

<b>113592</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>515487</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Quest Outreach Society's headquarters is located at 2020 Dundas St, Vancouver BC, V5L1J4.

Breakdown of Programs

80 10 10

Fundraising Methods

Sales Mail Corporate Contacts