Please note: Update to services April 6th-16th

The health and well-bring of our neighbours, volunteers, community partners and employees are, and have always been, our top priorities. Note the following changes/updates:

For two weeks, from April 6th to April 16th, we may no longer provide food to individuals and families residing outside our catchment area who typically access our Food Bank with referrals or Doctors’ notes.

If you reside outside our catchment and require food, please visit to find your local food bank.

Our Food Bank is working on a delivery model only.  

All cooking workshops and community meals, including lunches, are cancelled.

If you need food

  • If you live in our catchment: DELIVERY

Phone us at 613-722-8019 or 613-729-0980 between 9am-3pm Monday to Thursday to place an order, or fill out an order form online here to put in an order for you and your family for delivery. We will be delivering Monday through Thursday.

  • Meals: As we will no longer be offering community meals, you may add prepared meals to your food bank order, or call us for more details.

If you want to help

We need you! Parkdale Food Centre has always responded to acute needs in our City with a full heart, and we are only able to do so because of your incredible support. 

We recognize that COVID 19 and its implications, including potential self-isolation and school closures, affect low-income and vulnerable individuals and families most. Many cannot afford to stock their pantries for a potential quarantine; many face unpaid leave in the event of a prolonged absence from work; children in need will be without important free meals otherwise available through school breakfast programs; and for those with mental health challenges or inadequate housing, self-isolation can have debilitating consequences. As always we will be doing our best to respond to each and every need based on the resources we have available. We appreciate your support during this complex and evolving time. To donate, please click here


Visiting the Food Centre

We are located at 30 Rosemount Ave in the Somerset West Community Health Centre.  

Our Food Bank* operating hours are:
Tuesdays: 11am-2pm & 6pm-8pm
Thursdays: 11am-2pm

Our drop-in hours are (coffee, light breakfast, community fridge):
Mondays: 9am-3pm

Our cooking workshops (open to all) are:
Wednesdays: 11am-1pm

Drop-in lunch is served:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12pm-1pm

*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 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 Karen Secord at

Fundraisers: If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser for us, please contact our fundraising team at

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