WHO WE ARE
The Parkdale Community Food Bank sits at the intersection of Queen and Sorauren, nestled among iconic local businesses like Cici's Pizza, Parkdale Pet Foods, and the original Craig's Cookies location. Since 2007, it's been our mission to provide nutritious food for our community members - which would not be possible without our partners and friends in the Parkdale community.
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.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
The Parkdale Community Food Bank, like many other local organizations, receives no direct funding from any level of government. We must raise all of our funds independently, and hence depend on donations from individuals. Donations over $20 are tax-deductible and will receive a tax-receipt along with our sincere thanks.
The Parkdale Community Food Bank is a grass roots organization, founded by volunteers in November 2007, after the threatened closure of the 25 year old Saint Phillips Pantry. At that time, Parkdale's only food bank was at risk of disappearing.
Located on Queen 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 over 3,500 families each month.
● distributes 6-9 tonnes of food each week.
● relies on 150 committed volunteers to make the food bank run.
● 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.
WAYS YOU CAN DONATE
Come visit us!
1499 Queen St. W.
Over the Phone
During business hours if you'd like
to call and discuss a donation
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Volunteers Are Always Welcome