October 2012 - September 2013
Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank is a registered charitable organization administered by the Community Care Network Society - Charitable Registration Number: 14015 1465 RR0001. We provide food, furniture, skills development, mentoring and support services to the residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Food Bank Visits 22,255
Persons Benefited 31,971
Total Grocery Bags 171,441
Estimated Value $3,428,820
Furniture Items 5,061
In addition to these furniture items, we also supplied families with thousands of other household items such as cookware, dishes, cutlery, linens, etc.
Students assisted with backpacks & supplies 694
During Christmas 2013 we provided 1,199 families with all the ingredients for a traditional Christmas dinner.
Computer/Literacy & Trade Skills Training
We offer career development training to provide people with the necessary skills to enter the workforce.
We receive donations of computers from government agencies and corporations. They are repaired or upgraded and given to our graduates and to students in other schools and colleges. Over 1,000 computers have been distributed to date.
Cars for Charity
We also receive donations of cars, vans & trucks, running or not.
We respond to the needs of victims of disasters. We also try to maintain an emergency fund to help those in financial crisis. We deal with situations such as the death of a family member, unfilled medical prescriptions, utility bills and furnace oil.