The work of a food bank is to provide supplementary nutritional support to those in the society who, through unemployment, disability or economic marginalization are unable to meet all of their dietary needs.
Beyond the provision of food, the Parkdale Community Food Bank must be a place of dignity, safety, respite and repose, where participants are made to feel that they are respected members of a community of mutual support. They share their gifts, and the resources available to them, based on their need, and according to their abilities. Members are encouraged to participate in the work through volunteerism, in an accepting and non-judgemental manner. By the contribution of each member to the other, we seek to lift each other up.
I had the pleasure of meeting these great people and organizations to present donations totaling $4500 on behalf of Unifor Social Justice Fund and the Ontario Regional Council. Every year thousands of people across Toronto rely on food banks. It was a pleasure to meet the many volunteers that are dedicated and serve their communities on a daily basis to help eliminate poverty. Click the links above to find out where you can volunteer.