About Us

Vision: At the Parkdale Food Centre, we believe in an Ottawa where everyone has the means and opportunity to live a healthy, connected, and fulfilling life.

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.

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.

Board
The Board of Directors of the Parkdale Food Centre is composed entirely of volunteers.
Learn more about our Board.

Supporters
The Parkdale Food Centre is very grateful to the many organizations and individuals who support us with food donations and financial contributions.

 

If you need food

Phone us at 613-722-8019 to place an order, or fill out an order form online here to put in an order for you and your family.

There are two options to receive your food:

  1. curbside delivery on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons,  or,
  2. scheduled pick-up in your own vehicle  on Tuesdays evenings, 5:00-7:00pm*

*your order will be packed in boxes and due to the quantity of food, you must have a vehicle, and a confirmed pick-up time with us, in order to pick-up at this time.

Out of catchment note:

In order to access our food bank from out of our catchment instead of the food bank in your area, you must provide a referral from a doctor, social worker, or other health practitioner. Please call us for more information, or to find the food bank in your area click here.

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Donate

Your sharing has an enormous impact on our programs and the support the Parkdale Food Centre is able to lend.

Donations over $20 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 Meredith Kerr at meredith@parkdalefoodcentre.org.

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

Major Supporters