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 flavourful 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 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 |


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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