In the News

IN THE NEWS

Local media outlets, Neighbours, and supporters have been talking about what we’re up to at the Parkdale Food Centre and how we’re helping our Neighbours in need. Take a look at what they have to say.

 

Parkdale Food Centre Reflects on Delivery Service Model
Kitchissippi Times| April 5, 2021

Jasmine at the Parkdale Food Centre
CTV | November 20, 2019

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D is for Dinner: A visit to the Parkdale Food Centre
CBC All in a Day | February 13, 2019

Canadian cooking class serves up friendship
CBC | December 10, 2018

Liberals unveil new anti-poverty law as food bank patrons wait to eat
National Observer | November 7, 2018

From making sandwiches to dramatic rescues, Ottawa stepped up after the tornadoes
Ottawa Citizen | September 24, 2018

Farm program aims to help at-risk Ottawa youth gain job skills
Global News | September 7, 2018

New pizza bike holds pop-up picnics for charity
CBC News | May 15, 2018

Walker: Mealshare helps beat hunger, boost education for Ottawa youth
Ottawa Sun | May 9, 2018

Building Community Through Good Food at Devonshire
Ottawa School Food Network | April 30, 2018

Food-powered Activism
A Place for Food | April 24, 2018

A party to support Parkdale Food Centre
Kitchissippi Times | April 12, 2018

CityMakers: Nick Bachusky provides insight into Ottawa’s volunteering eco-system 
Apt 613 | February 21, 2018

Growing Futures at Iroquois Public
Morrisburg Leader | January 31, 2018

Rethinking Food Banks: Parkdale Food Centre’s Innovative Approach
Ottawa Life Magazine | January 23, 2018

Urgent Fix to Vandalized Reverse Food Truck
CTV News | January 17, 2018

Project Give Community Kitchen volunteer call-out
CBC All in a Day | November 22, 2017

Neighbours Helping Neighbours
Kitchissippi Times | November 8, 2017

Parkdale Food Centre faces $40 000 shortfall

Ottawa Community News | October 24, 2017

Rogers TV Feature Part 1 (Interview with Karen and students from Devonshire Public School)

Rogers TV Feature Part 2 (The Annual PFC Gala)

Rogers TV Feature Part 3 (Fisher Park and Urban Element)

Rogers TV  | October 8, 2017

G20 Chefs in Ottawa inspiring young cooks (video)

CTV | July 20, 2017

Walmart-Take the Money and Run

Rethinking how we buy our food

Capital Magazine | June 16, 2017

THUNK!theatre bakes up some community connections

Kitchissippi Times | April 27, 2017

DesBrisay Dines: Growing Futures

Ottawa Magazine | April 10, 2017

Growing Futures a deliciously sustainable social enterprise

Ottawa at Home | April 8, 2017

Growing Futures Interview on 1310 News with Carol Anne Meehan (audio)

1310 News | April 7, 2017

PFC Launches Community Social Enterprise
Ottawa Business journal |

Interview with Kids at Devonshire School (Audio)
CBC | December 21, 2016

Interview with a Neighbour from the Parkdale Food Centre (Audio)
CBC | December 21, 2016

10 Easy Ways to Share Food and Drink with the Less Fortunate
Ottawa Citizen | December 19, 2016

Poverty Makes People Sick
Ottawa Magazine | December 19, 2016

Kids Learn to Grow their Own Vegetables
Ottawa Citizen | November 17, 2016

13 Muesli: A Social Enterprise
CBC Radio | July 25, 2016

Branching Out Gala 
Ottawa Citizen | June 24, 2016

Making muesli, empowering teens: a recipe for success
CTV News Ottawa | December 21, 2015

Parkdale Food Centre Community Fridge gives new life to leftovers
CBC | December 5, 2015

How are Canada’s poor being misrepresented?
CBC | November 9, 2015

Guaranteed income used in fight against hunger in Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen | November 9, 2015

Our Ottawa: Hidden Harvest Ottawa and PFC
CBC Ottawa | October 10, 2015

Cube for Food Fundraiser in Photos
Kitchissippi Times | October 1, 2015

Feel The Food
Awesome Ottawa | September 15, 2015

Parkdale Food Centre Seeking Sponsors
Ottawa Community News | July 22, 2015

This month’s hero lineup
United Way Ottawa | May 14, 2015

Parkdale Food Centre Honoured with Community Builder Award
“You can feel the electricity in the place … they’ve made the food bank into an art form,” said Bulka. “It’s an incredible thing to see – a food bank, but with such a sense of fulfillment and dedication …You’re not just coming there for food – you’re coming there to be part of a supportive community.”
Ottawa Community News | May 13, 2015

Feeding Community Spirit
Ottawa At Home | April 29 2015

Eating Safely (Healthwise Ottawa Spring 2015 Issue)
Healthwise Ottawa | April 2, 2015

Fire Prevention Division’s Food Bank Initiative
Ottawa Fire Services | January 23, 2015

It’s a food truck that finds you 
CBC Ottawa Morning | January 22, 2015

Art with heart: Daniel Martelock donates works, time to charity
The Ottawa Citizen | January 22, 2015

Parkdale Food Centre Opens Doors on a New Era
Ottawa Community News | January 13, 2015

What some notable Ottawa folks have to say about their secret to happiness
The Ottawa Citizen | January 2, 2015

D is for Dinner – Crockpot Asian Drumsticks
CBC All In A Day | December 3, 2014

Three Portraits of Child Poverty
Keep The Promise | November 29, 2014

Holiday gift packs are here!
Cardamom & Cloves | November 18, 2014

Parkdale Food Centre & Still Winter Hills
Lunch Out Loud Ottawa | November 13, 2014

Parkdale Food Centre harvests at Rideau Pines Farm
The Ottawa Citizen | September 17, 2014

Reverse Food Truck Helping Those In Need
580 CFRA | July 31, 2014

Food Truck Serving Up a Plate of Help
The Ottawa Sun | July 23, 2014

The Parkdale Food Centre BBQing Up So Much Sunshine
Love-Ottawa | July 10, 2014

Hobbs secures cash for Parkdale Food Centre kitchen
Ottawa Citizen | June 17, 2014

Thank You! / Merci Beaucoup!
Kitchenalia Newsletter | May 12, 2014

CBC All In A Day: D is for Dinner
CBC Ottawa | April 30, 2014

CTV Morning Live: Parkdale Food Centre
CTV Ottawa | April 30, 2014

A helping hand: Parkdale Food Centre clients create gifts to be given at gala
The Ottawa Citizen | April 25, 2014

Local Shop Unveils Le Creuset Steel and Supports Parkdale Food Centre
foodieprints | April 19, 2014

Dignity
Historic Building Co. | April 8, 2014

Delivering fresh computers to the Parkdale Food Centre
MediaMiser | March 21, 2014

St Patrick’s Sunday (PFC featured at 1:45)
CBC | March 16 2014

Local Robin Hood of Toilet Paper (page 17)
Kitchissippi Times | January 23, 2014

Local Bank Jump-starts January
Parkdale Food Centre benefits from friendly rivalry (page 21)
Kitchissippi Times | January 23, 2014

Food, Wine & Generosity: Red & White for Harmony House, Pasta 101 for Parkdale Food Centre, and a giveaway!
foodieprints | January 13, 2014

Together we can do better | Letter to the Editor
Kitchissippi Times | January 9, 2014

You’re never too young to volunteer
Capital Parent | January 9, 2014

Karen Secord receives Mayor’s City Builder award
The Ottawa Citizen | December 20, 2013

Parkdale’s higher purpose
The Ottawa Citizen | December 19, 2013

Parkdale food bank leader honoured by city; Karen Secord has transformed vital community service
Ottawa Community News | December 18, 2013

Congratulations Karen Secord!
Kitchissippi Times | December 17, 2013

Karen Secord receives Mayor’s City Builder Award
City of Ottawa | December 11, 2013

300 Dumplings for the Parkdale Food Centre
foodieprints | October 30, 2013

Where Do Ice Cream Trucks Go in the Winter?
Kitchissippi Times | October 28, 2013

Kitchissipi Residents ‘Chew On This!’ (see page 22)
Area volunteers join others across the country in bringing awareness to food instability in Canada.
Kitchissippi Times | October 24, 2013

Food Bank Workers Fed up with Government Inaction
Chew On This! | October 17, 2013

A foodbank in Ottawa is changing its strategy to fight hunger
CBC Radio – Ottawa Morning | October 15, 2013

Wowza pizza!
NewsWest Online | October 10, 2013

Shortfall at the Parkdale Food Centre
Kitchissipi Times | October 10, 2013

Crock Pot Revolution
Ottawa Magazine | September 12, 2013