Welcome to the Parkdale Food Centre

Have some extra produce from your summer vegetable garden? We happily accept any and all garden vegetables – no amount is too small or too big!


Our Mission

To build healthier, more connected neighbours and neighbourhoods through good food, innovative community partnerships, and by challenging inequalities in order to create lasting impacts.

Our Values

  1. Nutritious, wholesome food is a basic human right, and is fundamental to building positive physical, mental, and emotional health.
  2. Everyone, regardless of their economic means, age, gender, abilities, or ethnicity, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
  3. A physically and emotionally safe environment is key to building strong communities.
  4. Positive social change happens one person at a time.
  5. Partnerships create strong communities.
  6. It is our responsibility to challenge inequalities and raise awareness.
  7. Creativity and innovation are to be encouraged and embraced.
  8. Engaged staff and volunteers are vital to our success
  9. Being a leader, and encouraging leadership in others, will create momentum and growth.

We are a registered not-for profit charity staffed by a small team of dedicated staff who are supported by a large base of energetic volunteers and a network of community partners who share our vision of building healthier, more connected communities through good food and friendship.

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Visiting the Food Centre

The Parkdale Food Centre serves all of Ottawa with its programs and events. However, the food bank only serves the community bordered by Bayswater Avenue, Carling Avenue, Island Park Drive and the Ottawa River.

We are located at 2-30 Rosemount Ave and the Food Centre is open 9-3 (Monday-Thursday) and 6pm-8pm (Tuesday only) each week.

Our Food Bank operating hours are as follows:
Tuesday 12-3 & 6-8
Thursday 12-3

*Please note that activities and office hours are subject to change with little to no notice.

For more information on accessing the food bank, please click here.

If you live outside our boundaries and need emergency food assistance, please click here.


Donations make an enormous difference to the programs and support the Centre is able to offer each year.

Donate funds:

  • Online:
    Donate via the Reverse Food Truck

    Donate via Canada Helps
  • By Mail
    • Send cheques to Parkdale Food Centre | 2-30 Rosemount Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1P4.

Please include your mailing address and a thank-you will be mailed to you. Donations of $21 and higher will receive a tax donation.

Our Charitable Registration Number is: 889365003 RR 0001

Donate Securities
We also accept donations of securities. More information is available here.

Donate food: Whenever possible please donate fresh, local, and seasonal items. For suggestions on what to give, please refer to our Good Foods list.

Food Drives: If you would like to organize a food drive, please contact Karen Secord at karen@parkdalefoodcentre.org.

Fundraisers: If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser for us, please contact Hilary McVey at fundraising@parkdalefoodcentre.org

Contact Us

Contact the Parkdale Food Centre using the information below.

Phone: 613-722-8019 | Email:: parkdalefoodcentre@gmail.com

30 rosemountWe are located at 2-30 Rosemount Ave, in the Somerset West Community Health Centre.

Our food centre hours are as follows:

Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm

Our Mailing Address:
Parkdale Food Centre
2-30 Rosemount Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1P4

To donate food, visit the centre between 9am and 3pm from Monday through Thursday.

Connect with us on Social Media
Twitter: @parkdalefood | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkdalefood | Instagram: @parkdalefood


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