Providing barrier-free food to those who are unable to meet their dietary needs, choice, dignity and respect for all.
Parkdale Community Food Bank continues to service clients during this challenging time for our community. We are also following Public Health Ontario guidelines and taking additional precautions to keep our employees, volunteers and clients safe. In addition to regular cleaning and disinfection practices we are implementing social distancing measures, PPE usage, and mask requirements at our Queen West location. We are also creating programs to reach our most vulnerable clients in time of social isolation.
Our mission is to ensure access to barrier free food, with choice, dignity and respect for all. No questions asked, we provide food to anyone who seeks assistance from our program. We believe that access to high quality, healthy food is a human right.
Beyond the provision of food, the Parkdale Community Food Bank must be a place of dignity, safety, respite and repose, where participants are made to feel that they are respected members of a community of mutual support. They share their gifts, and the resources available to them, based on their need, and according to their abilities. We accept all of our community members in a non-judgemental manner. By the contribution of each member to the other, we seek to lift each other up.
Finally, the Parkdale Community Food Bank advocates for the elimination of poverty & food insecurity in a non partisan and constructive fashion.