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When PARC first opened, it was a place where psychiatric survivors could go and connect with peers. Today PARC is a community where people rebuild their lives and one where people help build our community.
There are three important ways you can support PARC:
PARC NEEDS AND ACCEPTS THE FOLLOWING IN-KIND FOOD AND CLOTHING DONATIONS:
Gift Cards – $5 $10 or $20 gift cards for food and services
New (still in wrapper preferably) ANYTHING we can set aside to use for holiday gifts
PARC CLOTHING DONATION ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:
PARC NEEDS AND ACCEPTS THE FOLLOWING CLOTHING DONATIONS:
Our clothing storage area for clothes is quite limited but we always like to have some of the above items on hand.
Food donations: The food bank is run by Parkdale Community Food Bank
PARC PREPARES MEALS FOR 80-120 PEOPLE EVERY DAY!
We have a large walk-in fridge and freezer and sizable pantry area where we gather foodstuffs—sometimes we save donated items until we have enough for a meal but as you can imagine our chef so appreciates one donation large enough for a few meals so her menu planning is made easier. Tessa White, our chef, is truly gifted and is the kind of chef who arrives in the morning and can decide to cook beef stew with hand rolled dumplings because it’s chilly outside. Tessa plans the meals that the cooks prepare on days she is not herself cooking.
Wow! We are amazed at our community’s generosity. From spices to add taste to a whole side of elk that adds valuable protein, food donations make up 90% of our meals here at PARC. We seem to always need a new supply of hygiene products, socks, mitts and hats; and we can never have too many $5 $10 or $20 gift cards for food and services most members cannot afford.
Thank you for helping build our inclusive and welcoming community!