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.
Parkdale Community Food Bank Style
It Finally Happened!!!
Thank you everyone that was involved in the project! It was a long time coming and we're very pleased with the results. If you were involved with the production of the video, thank you so much for you patience.
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