At the Parkdale Food Centre, we believe in resilient communities where people work together. We call this philosophy “neighbour to neighbour.” 

PFC focuses on providing fresh, local, wholesome foods to our neighbours in need.  We offer cooking groups, social justice workshops, entrepreneurial training for youth, barrier-free access to our community fridge, delicious and nutritious drop-in meals, a healthy breakfast every weekday, healthy emergency groceries to over 950 individuals every month, and a warm and welcoming space to drop-in, make friends, and cook together.

Parkdale Food Centre is a registered not-for profit charity staffed by a small team of dedicated staff, supported by a large base of energetic volunteers and a network of community partners who share our vision of  an Ottawa where everyone has the means and opportunity to live a healthy, connected, and fulfilling life.

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Visiting the Food Centre

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

Our food bank catchment is bordered by Bayswater Avenue, Carling Avenue, Island Park Drive and the Ottawa River.

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. Donations of $21 and higher will receive a tax donation. Our Charitable Registration Number is: 889365003 RR 0001

Donate funds:

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 Food list.

Food Drives: If you would like to organize a food drive, please contact Karen Secord at

Fundraisers: If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser for us, please contact Len Fardella at

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