Parkdale Community Food Bank

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Quick Facts

The Parkdale Community Food Bank is a grass roots organization, founded by volunteers in November 2007, after the threatened closure of the 25 year old Saint Phillips Pantry. At that time, Parkdale's only food bank was at risk of disappearing.

Located on Queen Street West in the heart of Parkdale, its philosophy reflects a strong commitment to a client-based model, where respect, inclusion and dignity of the members is the first priority. The food bank uses a shopping system, as opposed to the more common hamper system to maximize selection and respect member's various dietary needs.

Did You Know?
The Parkdale Community Food Bank:

● serves over 8,000 families each month
● distributes 17-20 tonnes of food each week
● relies on over 150 committed volunteers to make the food bank run
● sees a role for the food bank in helping people economically reintegrate into the community
●provides advocacy services to our members on issues of housing, social services and abuse, wherever possible. We hope to expand these services

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