The Parkdale Community Food Bank is celebrating it's 8th year anniversary this month on the 21st of March. For eight years we've made it our mission to provide for the community that we love. We couldn't do this without the help of our supporters throughout the GTA and beyond.
With a growing (and even shifting) number of people still in need, we still need your help to keep us going throughout the year. Find out ways to donate on our "donate" page or click the button above to help us continue to provide for our community.
Thank you, and here's to eight more years!
- Parkdale Community Food Bank
Helping the Community: Beanfield Metroconnect!
Hey Liberty Village! Interested in donating non-perishable food items? Starting today, Beanfield will be out and around Liberty Village as part of their drive to support Parkdale Community Food Bank. On Saturday, Beanfield will be accepting donations at Liberty Village Park from 8AM to 1PM. For more information, check out their facebook page here.
Feeding the Community: PCFB & Greenest City
Helping out their community neighbours, the Greenest City under the stewardship of Monique Kelemen, program co-ordinator helps the food bank during the spring-summer season. This year alone, Greenest City has provided Parkdale Community Food Bank with over 300-pounds of fresh produce to feed our growing membership.Follow this link to read more!
Feeding the Community: PCFB's 2014 Client Appreciation BBQ
The Parkdale Community Food Bank is nothing without our membership. In May, we had the opportunity to personally thank them for being apart of our community and ate delicious food together, clients and volunteers alike. For more footage and images of the event, check out our stories section under "Client Appreciation"
Feeding the Community: Go Muzik!
Muzik Nightclub (www.muzikclubs.com) joined together with other community leaders on February 13th, 2014 to help our community by giving us eight tons of food which will hold us through till the end of this undeniably cold winter and towards the summer. We had a great time, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Parkdale Community Food Bank's 6th Anniversary
The Parkdale Community Food Bank (www.pcfb.ca) will be celebrating its grand reopening to the general public on December 18th, 2013. Please join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony and delicious cake and coffee at 1:30pm. Please feel free to donate any non-perishable goods when you arrive. @parkdalecares http://bit.ly/1k2WlZn
Thank you, R.T.Y.C!!
The Regional Tibetan Youth Council and the Parkdale Community Food Bank teamed up together on December 8th, 2013 to serve the many hungry faces in the community, in celebration of the Dalai Lama's Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Cooperation within the community is something we love to do.
The Parkdale Community Food Bank is a grass roots organization, founded by volunteers in November 2007, after the threatened closure of the 25 yearold Saint Phillips Pantry. At that time, Parkdale's food bank was at risk of disappearing.
Located on King Street West in the heart of Parkdale, our philosophy reflects a strong commitment to a client-based model, where respect, inclusion and the dignity of our members is the first priority. The food bank uses a shopping system, as opposed to the more common hamper system to maximize selection and respect member's various dietary needs.
Did you know?
The Parkdale Community Food Bank:
serves up to 3,000 people each month.
has seen an increase of its membership by 53% since the beginning of the recession.
distributes between 3.5 and 5 tonnes of food each week.
has only one employee and relies on 50 committed volunteers to make the food bank work.
sees a role for the food bank in helping people economically reintegrate into the community.
provides advocacy services to our members on issues of housing, social services and abuse, wherever possible. We hope to expand these services.
Serving the community
The estimated total value of donated and purchased food is approximately $500,000 annually, while the annual cost of running the organization is expected to be $120,000 for 2011. Like all other food banks, we receive no direct funding from any level of government. We must raise all of our funds independently and depend on donations from individuals.
1316 King Street West Toronto, ON M6K 1G8 T: (416) 532-2375