The Oriole Food Space, located in the Oriole Community Centre at 2975 Don Mills Road West, is a multi-use community food space designed to build a healthy community, together, through food. It does so by offering a variety of programs, including community kitchens, drop-in food bank hours, food skills workshops, gardening workshops, and farm trips.
The Oriole Food Space runs as a collaboration between North York Harvest Food Bank, Flemingdon Health Centre (Fairview Community Health) and Working Women Community Centre.
The Oriole Community Food Bank supports community members who are having difficulty making ends meet. Participating households can access a 3-day supply of food once every two weeks.
Trained staff are available to provide information and referrals to other community services as needed.
With the kitchen and programming facilities available in the space, the Oriole Food Space provides a variety of food based programs. These include community cooking, and nutrition and food education classes, designed to equip community members with the skills to prepare affordable, healthy meals.
Oriole Food Space runs seasonal gardening workshops, in partnership with adjacent community garden.