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Summer Community Newsletter 2024

Updated: 6 days ago

It’s incredible to think that nearly a year has passed since we opened our doors at our 263 Dunn Avenue Location! This journey has been made possible by your ongoing involvement, dedication, and support.


We truly appreciate each and every one of you.


Expanded Operating Hours

In order to meet the growing needs of our community, we have expanded our hours.


Wednesday: 10am-4:30pm

reserved for seniors and those with disabilities


Thursday: 10am-4:30pm

services open to all


Friday: 4pm-8pm

services open to all


Saturday: 10am-4:30pm

services open to all


Join us for a Team Volunteer Day!

Our volunteer days are an incredible opportunity for team building and for your company to engage with the community, support the mission of the food bank, and connect with one another!


Assist us in preparing for our service days by receiving donations, organizing the warehouse, bagging food, and setting up our grocery area.


Ideal for groups of 5-10 people looking to make a tangible impact. Participating groups will also collaborate to fundraise for the food bank alongside the volunteer day.



Join us at the farmers market this summer

We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Community Fridges Toronto this summer! As we enter our third year at these markets, we thank all the coordinators and farmers for their support. Join us at:


Sorauren Farmers Market

Location: Sorauren Avenue Park, 50 Wabash Ave.

Dates: Every Monday, June-October

Time: 2:30pm-7:30pm


Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 241-247 Shaw St.

Dates: Every Tuesday, July-November

Time: 2:30pm-7:15pm


Dufferin Grove Farmers Market

Location: Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St.

Dates: Every Thursday, June-November

Time: 2:30pm-7:15pm


Second Edition of Our Community Cookbook

The second edition of our Community Cookbook will be available later this month, featuring dishes submitted by our community that highlight ingredients from the Parkdale Community Food Bank.


Follow us on Instagram for updates on the release and a full list of businesses where you can pick up a copy for a pay-what-you-can fee.


Stay tuned for the submission callout for our Fall/Winter—we can’t wait to see your recipes!


SPRING RUN-OFF SUCCESS & UPCOMING REV AND RUN

The Spring Run-Off was a huge success, raising over $42,000 for our community initiatives.


Thanks to all participants and supporters, and to Canada Running Series for selecting us as a charitable partner.


We’re also excited to announce that we have been selected as charitable partner for the Rev & Run on July 19th at the Ontario Honda Dealers Indy Toronto Street Circuit.



STILL SEEKING VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBERS

A quick reminder that we are still seeking dedicated individuals to fill key positions on our board. Applications for these roles are accepted on a rolling basis, so don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to contribute your skills and knowledge. Click here learn more about the roles and responsibilities of our board members and find out if the position is right for you.


Ready to make a difference? Send your application to board@pcfb.ca today!


COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHTS!

While nothing we do could be possible without the support of every single individual in our community, we wanted to take a moment to say Thank You to some individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond these past few months!


A big bunch of thank yous to Island Cafe TO for the unbe-leaf-able donation of kale grown in their beautiful garden


Many thanks to Chickapea Pasta for their generous donation of gluten-free pasta, which will greatly benefit our clients with gluten sensitivities and allergies.


Grateful for this wonderful donation from McCain Canada! Their team stopped by our Dunn location to volunteer and drop off some delicious treats


We are incredibly grateful to Toronto Cat Rescue for their generous donation of pet food, making a big difference for our clients with pets.


Denis, our Warehouse Team Lead Volunteer, supports us three times a week with building projects and general maintenance. His skills and dedication have been invaluable. Thank you, Denis!


Francis volunteers with our Delivery Program, ensuring our clients receive nutritious food that meets their dietary needs. He has also been instrumental in training new volunteers. Thank you, Francis!


One of our Lead Volunteers, Rosemarie Legault was featured on Second Harvests community blog earlier this summer. Thank you for everything you do, Rosemarie!

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