In The News

Local media outlets, neighbours, and supporters have been talking about what we’re up to at the Parkdale Food Centre and how we’re helping our neighbours in need. Take a look at what they have to say.

Neighbours Helping Neighbours
Kitchissippi Times | November 8, 2017

Parkdale Food Centre faces $40 000 shortfall

Ottawa Community News | October 24, 2017

Rogers TV Feature Part 1 (Interview with Karen and students from Devonshire Public School)

Rogers TV Feature Part 2 (The Annual PFC Gala)

Rogers TV Feature Part 3 (Fisher Park and Urban Element)

Rogers TV  | October 8, 2017

G20 Chefs in Ottawa inspiring young cooks (video)

CTV | July 20, 2017

Rethinking how we buy our food

Capital Magazine | June 16, 2017

THUNK!theatre bakes up some community connections

Kitchissippi Times | April 27, 2017

DesBrisay Dines: Growing Futures

Ottawa Magazine | April 10, 2017

Growing Futures a deliciously sustainable social enterprise

Ottawa at Home | April 8, 2017

Growing Futures Interview on 1310 News with Carol Anne Meehan (audio)

1310 News | April 7, 2017

PFC Launches Community Social Enterprise
Ottawa Business journal |

Interview with Kids at Devonshire School (Audio)
CBC | December 21, 2016

Interview with a Neighbour from the Parkdale Food Centre (Audio)
CBC | December 21, 2016

10 Easy Ways to Share Food and Drink with the Less Fortunate
Ottawa Citizen | December 19, 2016

Poverty Makes People Sick
Ottawa Magazine | December 19, 2016

Kids Learn to Grow their Own Vegetables
Ottawa Citizen | November 17, 2016

13 Muesli: A Social Enterprise
CBC Radio | July 25, 2016

Branching Out Gala 
Ottawa Citizen | June 24, 2016

Making muesli, empowering teens: a recipe for success
CTV News Ottawa | December 21, 2015

Parkdale Food Centre Community Fridge gives new life to leftovers
CBC | December 5, 2015

How are Canada’s poor being misrepresented?
CBC | November 9, 2015

Guaranteed income used in fight against hunger in Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen | November 9, 2015

Our Ottawa: Hidden Harvest Ottawa and PFC
CBC Ottawa | October 10, 2015

Cube for Food Fundraiser in Photos
Kitchissippi Times | October 1, 2015

Feel The Food
Awesome Ottawa | September 15, 2015

Parkdale Food Centre Seeking Sponsors
Ottawa Community News | July 22, 2015

This month’s hero lineup
United Way Ottawa | May 14, 2015

Parkdale Food Centre Honoured with Community Builder Award
“You can feel the electricity in the place … they’ve made the food bank into an art form,” said Bulka. “It’s an incredible thing to see – a food bank, but with such a sense of fulfillment and dedication …You’re not just coming there for food – you’re coming there to be part of a supportive community.”
Ottawa Community News | May 13, 2015

Feeding Community Spirit
Ottawa At Home | April 29 2015

Eating Safely (Healthwise Ottawa Spring 2015 Issue)
Healthwise Ottawa | April 2, 2015

Fire Prevention Division’s Food Bank Initiative
Ottawa Fire Services | January 23, 2015

It’s a food truck that finds you 
CBC Ottawa Morning | January 22, 2015

Art with heart: Daniel Martelock donates works, time to charity
The Ottawa Citizen | January 22, 2015

Parkdale Food Centre Opens Doors on a New Era
Ottawa Community News | January 13, 2015

What some notable Ottawa folks have to say about their secret to happiness
The Ottawa Citizen | January 2, 2015

D is for Dinner – Crockpot Asian Drumsticks
CBC All In A Day | December 3, 2014

Three Portraits of Child Poverty
Keep The Promise | November 29, 2014

Holiday gift packs are here!
Cardamom & Cloves | November 18, 2014

Parkdale Food Centre & Still Winter Hills
Lunch Out Loud Ottawa | November 13, 2014

Parkdale Food Centre harvests at Rideau Pines Farm
The Ottawa Citizen | September 17, 2014

Reverse Food Truck Helping Those In Need
580 CFRA | July 31, 2014

Food Truck Serving Up a Plate of Help
The Ottawa Sun | July 23, 2014

The Parkdale Food Centre BBQing Up So Much Sunshine
Love-Ottawa | July 10, 2014

Hobbs secures cash for Parkdale Food Centre kitchen
Ottawa Citizen | June 17, 2014

Thank You! / Merci Beaucoup!
Kitchenalia Newsletter | May 12, 2014

CBC All In A Day: D is for Dinner
CBC Ottawa | April 30, 2014

CTV Morning Live: Parkdale Food Centre
CTV Ottawa | April 30, 2014

A helping hand: Parkdale Food Centre clients create gifts to be given at gala
The Ottawa Citizen | April 25, 2014

Local Shop Unveils Le Creuset Steel and Supports Parkdale Food Centre
foodieprints | April 19, 2014

Dignity
Historic Building Co. | April 8, 2014

Delivering fresh computers to the Parkdale Food Centre
MediaMiser | March 21, 2014

St Patrick’s Sunday (PFC featured at 1:45)
CBC | March 16 2014

Local Robin Hood of Toilet Paper (page 17)
Kitchissippi Times | January 23, 2014

Local Bank Jump-starts January
Parkdale Food Centre benefits from friendly rivalry (page 21)
Kitchissippi Times | January 23, 2014

Food, Wine & Generosity: Red & White for Harmony House, Pasta 101 for Parkdale Food Centre, and a giveaway!
foodieprints | January 13, 2014

Together we can do better | Letter to the Editor
Kitchissippi Times | January 9, 2014

You’re never too young to volunteer
Capital Parent | January 9, 2014

Karen Secord receives Mayor’s City Builder award
The Ottawa Citizen | December 20, 2013

Parkdale’s higher purpose
The Ottawa Citizen | December 19, 2013

Parkdale food bank leader honoured by city; Karen Secord has transformed vital community service
Ottawa Community News | December 18, 2013

Congratulations Karen Secord!
Kitchissippi Times | December 17, 2013

Karen Secord receives Mayor’s City Builder Award
City of Ottawa | December 11, 2013

300 Dumplings for the Parkdale Food Centre
foodieprints | October 30, 2013

Where Do Ice Cream Trucks Go in the Winter?
Kitchissippi Times | October 28, 2013

Kitchissipi Residents ‘Chew On This!’ (see page 22)
Area volunteers join others across the country in bringing awareness to food instability in Canada.
Kitchissippi Times | October 24, 2013

Food Bank Workers Fed up with Government Inaction
Chew On This! | October 17, 2013

A foodbank in Ottawa is changing its strategy to fight hunger
CBC Radio – Ottawa Morning | October 15, 2013

Wowza pizza!
NewsWest Online | October 10, 2013

Shortfall at the Parkdale Food Centre
Kitchissipi Times | October 10, 2013

Crock Pot Revolution
Ottawa Magazine | September 12, 2013