This spring, our Sherpa team was proud to undertake our second annual volunteer day at the Parkdale Food Centre (PFC) to lend a hand to a great organization. Head Chefs were assigned, teams were formed and the fun began!
The Parkdale Food Centre – is truly a little centre that is doing tremendous good in our city. Karen Secord the PFC Manager, is an incredible thought leader when it comes to the concept of “food banks”, and the PFC is NOT your typical food bank. The Clients who drop in are treated with dignity, without judgement and are provided healthy and delicious food they choose, as if in a grocery store. They are also provided with information on healthy eating, recipes to use with the food items they picked up and how to live healthily on a budget – no Kraft Dinner is handed out at the PFC!
Through volunteering, we’ve learned more about each other and made delicious food for the centre’s clients. During this past outing at the PFC, we made vegetable lentil soup, Claude’s Famous Chilli as well as some healthy and delicious pumpkin muffins. We stocked shelves, filled bags with rice and oatmeal and a great time was had by all.
Looking for something different to do with your team? Consider helping out at the Parkdale Food Centre.
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Kim is the Marketing and Operations Specialist at BSG. She is an organized multi-tasker and loves the challenges it brings. Kim brings strong skills in project management, program and workshop development. It’s through her work and volunteer experience that she developed her well-earned reputation for a strong work ethic, positive, get-things-done attitude, and teamwork. With Kim at the controls, the office runs smoothly and the people who count on her are organized.