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 Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm*

*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. Please arrive at your scheduled time, remain in your vehicle and call 613-729-0980

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 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 or 613-696-5849

Fundraisers: If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser for us, please contact Meredith Kerr at fundraising@parkdalefoodcentre.org or 613-696-5849

Contact Us

Like many of you, many of us are working from home right now, so it may be a bit trickier to reach us. We appreciate your patience and understanding!

To reach us by phone:

To place food bank order or talk to the kitchen: 613-722-8019

To reach our programs voicemail: 613-729-0980

To talk to us about donating or fundraising call Meredith at 613-696-5849

To talk to us about volunteering call Heather at 705-712-3281

To reach our Executive Director, call Karen at 613-304-0878

For other inquiries call Alissa at 613-690-6230

These days, email is the easiest way to reach any one of us directly:

For food bank and volunteering – Heather: heather@parkdalefoodcentre.org

For Community kitchen – Simon: simon@parkdalefoodcentre.org

Growing Futures- Elle: elle@parkdalefoodcentre.org or  Karin: growingfutures@parkdalefoodcentre.org

Thirteen – Meagan: meagan@parkdalefoodcentre.org

Ottawa Community Partnership and Cooking for a Cause – Erica: erica@parkdalefoodcentre.org

Executive Director: karen@parkdalefoodcentre.org

 

 

 

Our Mailing Address is :
Parkdale Food Centre
2-30 Rosemount Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1P4

 

Major Supporters