Welcome to the Parkdale Food Centre
At the Parkdale Food Centre, we believe that everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious food. If you are an individual or a family facing an emergency food shortage at home, we’re here to help.
The Centre focuses on providing fresh, local, wholesome foods to our neighbours in need. We also offer nutritional education and cooking classes to show how simple ingredients can be transformed into fresh and flavorful meals that foster improved physical and mental health.
We are a registered not-for profit charity staffed by a team of energetic volunteers and supported by 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 the community bordered by Bayswater Avenue, Carling Avenue, Island Park Drive and the Ottawa River. We are located at 2-30 Rosemount Ave and are open two days (Tuesday and Thursday) each week.
Our Food Bank operating hours are as follows:
Tuesdays 12-3 & 6-8
Our regular office and activity hours are*:
Tuesdays 9-3 and 5:30-8
Wednesdays 9-3 with cooking classes from 11-1
Fridays 9-3 with activities every second week
*Please note that activities and office hours are subject to change with little to no notice.
If you need food and live within our boundaries, please visit the Parkdale Food Centre once a month for emergency food assistance. Donations can be made in person from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Thursday.
If you live outside of our boundaries, please contact the Ottawa Food Bank to find out where your local food bank is. The Ottawa Food Bank can be reached at (613) 745-7001 or by visiting their website at http://ottawafoodbank.ca/get-help/.