Meet Cheryl

Cheryl moved to Durham Region 30 years ago when she got married.  She has a permanent residence, but is unemployed and collecting the Ontario Disability Support Pension.  For 10 years, she has come to St. Vincent Pallotti Kitchen every day of the week.  For her, the...

Meet Michelle

Michelle has lived in Durham Region for seven years.  She started coming to St. Vincent Pallotti Kitchen in 2012, when CMHA Durham recommended us because Michelle was unable to afford proper food on her limited income. Now she visits five days a week because she knows...

Meet Chuck

Chuck has been in Durham Region for nine months.  Previously from Scarborough, Chuck had no place to live, so he came to Oshawa to stay at Cornerstone shelter, a Durham Outlook partner organization. He now has a permanent residence, but he is unemployed.  Chuck has...
Meet Ken

Meet Ken

Ken was born in the west-end of Toronto and moved to Durham Region 13 years ago – first to Courtice, then to Oshawa.  He is retired, collecting the Canada Pension Plan, and comes to St. Vincent Pallotti Kitchen seven days a week.  His pension income is simply...
Meet Guy and Ashton

Meet Guy and Ashton

Guy has lived in Oshawa for 35 years.  He was injured at work and his physical condition has continued to worsen due to a pre-existing condition from birth.  Guy misses his work as a residential mover.  “I loved my job and I hate not being able to earn my way and...

Meet Gillian

Gillian has lived in Durham Region for 15 years.  She is currently unemployed and attending school.  She has a permanent residence, but comes to the kitchen at least three time a week because she finds it difficult to make ends meet as a mature student. The Kitchen...
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