A Can of Love For Our Food Bank

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Parkdale Community Food Bank

We could all use a little soup these days

Soup soothes the soul.  Rain or shine, snow or heat wave (okay, not a heat wave).  A good ol’ can of love is like a big hug from the inside.  The perfect alternative to a real hug during times of social isolation!

And during these trying COVID-19 times, it’s worth considering – how does one stock up on canned food and household items for a two week period of self-isolation if the cost of food for a few days is already too much to bear?  Food insecurity affects almost 1 in 5 Toronto households and is recognized as a serious public health issue – and that was before this virus turned up.

The Parkdale Community Food Bank has remained open for business to continue supporting those in need.  They are pulling together grocery packages for clients who need to stock up while in isolation.

How you can help

We’re pooling funds with a target of $500 to provide the Parkdale Community Food Bank with more of their most in-demand items: soup, canned tuna, pasta, and diapers.  Whatever they need most is what we’ll deliver at the end of the week.  Calling all neighbours to be a messenger of a can of love today.

$410.00 of $500.00 target

7 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
April 23, 2020

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More Details: Parkdale Community Food Bank

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

Located in the heart of Parkdale, their philosophy reflects a strong commitment to a client-based model, where respect, inclusion and the dignity of members is their 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.

Over 50 committed volunteers keep the food bank with no direct funding from any level of government. They rely on their partnership with The Daily Bread Food Bank and Second Harvest, as well as support from the local neighbourhood to do their work.
1499 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 1A3

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