Parkdale food bank faces funding crunch
A food bank that serves Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood says it's in danger of closing due to "a major financial shortfall."
In a news release issued Friday, the Parkdale Community Food Bank said its donations are falling behind the needs of its clients.
The food bank said it must raise $100,000 to ensure it will stay open until well into next year and is appealing to the community for help.
"As it stands, the food bank could close its doors next month," said Executive Director Robert Thorpe. "This would be tragic for the hundreds of low-income families and seniors in the area who rely on the food we provide."
The food bank serves food to as many as 2,800 people each month.
Since the recession in 2009, the food bank said it has seen demand rise 50 per cent while donations have dropped over the same period.