ABOUT US

Working with our community to provide food, furniture and emergency assistance to those in need.

Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank

Parker Street is a part of the Community Care Network Society, a registered charity incorporated in 1990. We have three branches that we operate under to serve the Halifax community:

  • Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank
  • Great Things in Store
  • The Turkey Club

VISION

Working together to create a hunger-free community and improving the lives of those in need in our community in a caring and compassionate manner.

MISSION

Working with our community to provide food, furniture and emergency assistance to those in need.

VALUES

  • Impact – We impact the lives of individuals and families by providing the necessities of life – food, clothing, beds to sleep in, heat… and most important of all, care.
  • Dignity – Treating our clients with dignity means treating them the way we would like to be treated ourselves. Every human has the right to lead a dignified life and fulfill their potential.
  • Innovation – We seek effective solutions by bringing together various ideas that have a positive impact on employees, clients, and the community.
  • Charity – This is personal, voluntary giving of one’s possessions, typically in the form of money, no matter how small, for the sake of helping those in need. Charity, when considered from a Christian perspective, equates to love. Habitual acts of charity relate not only to the love of God but also to justice and generosity for the marginalized in our communities.
  • Compassion – We render service to others in a caring and compassionate way, with kindness, empathy, and love.

Working together to create a hunger-free community and improving the lives of those in need

Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank

Where food, furniture and clothing are distributed free of charge to families in need in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Our active client base consists primarily of low- or fixed-income individuals who need supplementary food, furniture and clothing.

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 These families include a high percentage of children

GREAT THINGS IN STORE

In a continuing effort to support our many community based activities, we have two thrift stores called Great Things in Store.

These stores offer a wide range of merchandise which has been donated.  Items include clothing, antiques, small household appliances and furniture.  Our objective is to offer a wide range of products in the moderate price range – good quality at prices people can afford.  

All proceeds go towards funding the operation and programs of Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank.

Locations

(902-406-3051)
Sunday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays Closed
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(902-406-4345)
Sunday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays Closed
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The Turkey Club

The Turkey Club was founded by the late Jack Cruickshank in 2004 with a simple goal; help make a brighter, happier holiday season for those families who are struggling. Incorporated that same year as ‘The Turkey Club Society’ and registered as a charity, the group of dedicated volunteers began providing Christmas turkey dinner hampers to those families in need.

Helping to make a brighter, happier holiday season for struggling families

In 2011, Jack and the rest of the Board of Directors of The Turkey Club Society brought the society under the fundraising program of The Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank.

The Turkey Club is now a full part of The Parker Street Food Bank operations and annual donations continue to assist needy families in the Halifax Region during the Christmas season.

For more information please call (902) 377- 4774 or email  turkeyclub@parkerstreet.org