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Capuchin Outreach to the Poor (Parkdale) operating as St. Francis Table and St. Clare Centre is a ministry of the Capuchin-Franciscan Friars and friends committed to creating a Faith Community with the poor through direct services that preserve and enhance human dignity.

Background
When the Capuchins of Central Canada first considered establishing a restaurant for the poor,

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Programs

St. Francis Table of Parkdale
St. Francis Table currently serves nine meals per week.  Each meal is nutritious and balanced.  We endeavour to offer a choice of two entrees for all our evening meals as well as for many of our lunch meals.

Our weekly meal schedule is as follows:

 

Sunday
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Monday
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday
12:00

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Your support is what very important to continue serving meals to the poor
Thanksgiving Food Drive Throughout the Year
Like St. Francis of Assisi, we too are making our needs known and trusting upon your generosity and goodwill in partnering with us as we continue our mission to feed the poor.

Some of the items we need regularly are listed below:

SOUPS: Any style, beef

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Capuchin Outreach to the Poor (Parkdale) operating as St. Francis Table and St. Clare Centre is a ministry of the Capuchin-Franciscan Friars and friends committed to creating a Faith Community with the poor through direct services that preserve and enhance human dignity.

Background

When the Capuchins of Central Canada first considered establishing a restaurant for the poor, an interfaith demographic study indicated that a low-cost food outreach be opened in Parkdale to meet the specific needs of the poor in this area. St. Francis Table continues to meet this need.

St. Francis Table opened its doors December 1987 in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood. With a seating capacity of 40 people, we average 250 meals per day. To date over 500,000 meals have been served

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St Francis Table

Our Brothers and Sisters at St Francis Table

Half of our patrons are post-psychiatric patients who are unable to work due to their illness. Many of our patrons spend most of their meager income on accommodation. About one quarter of our patrons are senior citizens who come for nourishment and companionship. We also provide meals to single parents, refugees, the unemployed, transients, ex-convicts and people living in our city’s streets, parks and alleys.

In keeping with our Franciscan heritage, no one is turned away without the offer of a meal. We request a small donation of one dollar which is to help our brothers and sisters retain their sense of dignity. A meal at St. Francis Table is more than simply another handout, but an opportunity for community, advocacy and friendship.