Founded in 1990, Durham Outlook operates the only 365-days-a-year soup kitchen, serving the most vulnerable members of Durham Region.
Yet, we’ve outgrown our current facility both in terms of usability and size. We need to keep in mind that 49% of the GTA’s food banks users have a physical disability. Because our soup kitchen is currently housed in a basement, people with wheelchairs and other disabilities – the 49% – have difficulty accessing our services. What’re more, our projections show a 30% increase patronage at our new facility. When you add it up, that’s a lot of people who will go hungry if we don’t expand.
In order to continue our work, we need to build an accessible building, that will allow us to expand our programs and services and grow our food distribution network to continue to help our community.