Partners in Mission Food Bank named 2022 Top 10 Impact Charity in Canada

The Partners in Mission Food Bank is located on Hickson Avenue. Photo via their website.

The Partners in Mission Food Bank has been named a 2022 Top 10 Impact Charity by Charity Intelligence. The list of charities was released on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, and included the local food bank alongside other local and international charities in Canada making the greatest impact.

Last year Partners in Mission Food Bank was named a Top 10 Canadian Food Bank for the first time and this year the charity is “thrilled” to have been selected to the Top 10 Impact Charities, according to a release from the company.

“With thousands of charities in Canada, we are a little shocked to be named to this list,” said Dan Irwin, Executive Director of Partners in Mission.

“We are very proud that $0.94 of every $1 donated goes towards our food hamper program. For The Top 10 Impact Charities, Charity Intelligence was focused on measuring the financial efficiency of a charity. We at Partners in Mission Food Bank feel that our team of great volunteers are the primary reason we are able to obtain this level of efficiency.”

According to the release, Partners in Mission Food Bank provided a record of over 14,000 food hampers in 2021. As of the end of October 2022, the charity said they are 18.2 per cent higher than last year’s numbers, and have helped over 6,100 people so far this year.

“Some charities create a lot of change with the donations given to them. Others have almost nothing to show for the money coming from donors” said Greg Thomson, Director of Research at Charity Intelligence. “Of the 300 Canadian charities we have analyzed for impact, these Top 10 have the highest measurable demonstrated impact. Our calculations estimate this group of Top 10 Impact Charities delivers average returns of almost seven dollars for every dollar donated, compared with overall average charity returns of only one to two dollars.”

The Top 10 Impact Charities, provided by Charity Intelligence, are as follows:

Against Malaria Foundation CanadaMontreal, QCInternational – Health
Canadian Foodgrains BankWinnipeg, MBInternational – Food
The Citizens’ FoundationOakville, ONInternational – Education
Effect HopeMarkham, ONInternational – Health
Fresh Start RecoveryCalgary, ABAddiction Recovery
IndspireOhsweken, ONFirst Nations – Education
Lifewater CanadaThunder Bay, ONInternational – Water
Moisson MauricieTrois-Rivières, QCFood Bank
Operation Eyesight UniversalCalgary, ABInternational – Health
Partners in Mission Food BankKingston, ONFood Bank

Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities for donors. Their reports and ratings “help Canadians give confidently”, according to a release from the organization. Charity Intelligence reviews and rates over 800 Canadian charities and provides in-depth reports on philanthropic sectors like Canada’s environment, cancer research, and homelessness. Learn more at

Partners in Mission Food Bank has been helping Kingston and Loyalist Township residents in need for over 38 years. They do not receive government or agency funding, and rely solely on the community for food and financial support. The charity’s mission is “to provide nourishment, hope, and support in our community with an opportunity for all to share.” Learn more on their website:

3 thoughts on “Partners in Mission Food Bank named 2022 Top 10 Impact Charity in Canada

  • Congratulations Dan Irwin and all your wonderful volunteers. You should be very proud to be recognized for all your hard work. I hope this brings in more donations for you…it is great to know that so much from each dollar donated goes to those who need it.

    • Highly warranted recognition. Dan, staff and volunteers are doing a fantastic job in being able to increase their level of support to community members who need it in these challenging times. Perhaps this will bring more awareness to The Partners in Mission Food Bank and their importance in the community and thus leadto more donations. Well done!

  • Congratulations Dan , the staff and volunteers for the great work all of you are doing .

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