As Durham Outlook for the Needy celebrates its 30th Anniversary, we stand at a pivotal time and face exciting challenges for our future. Thirty years ago, the issue of food insecurity in the city of Oshawa and surrounding area was identified as an ongoing problem. This concern brought together caring citizens and community partners and resulted in the birth of Durham Outlook for the Needy operating St. Vincent Pallotti’s Kitchen. Through the ingenuity, hard work and generosity of donors and volunteers in Durham Region we are the only dinner service of its kind in the Region.   We have served over 1.4 million meals and helped to fill a critical gap in the care and treatment of men, women and children.

At the thirty-year mark Durham Outlook for the Needy has established our place in the community. We believe we have an obligation to deliver on our essential promise: to provide delicious meals, with care and dignity.  Our operating costs are low because we have a huge team of dedicated volunteers. We will be around for many years to come as there will always be people to feed. Please consider a donation to Durham Outlook and leave your legacy.

A Gift from YOU will make all the difference.

DOFN’s mission is to offer dignity, hope, and compassion to those who need it most. Your gift will mean that families with children, seniors, people with disabilities, and many others in need will be able to continue relying on vital daily meals and community within a Kitchen that embodies both DOFN’s and your commitment to these values.

We would love to meet with you to answer any questions you have, and further discuss the details of how this Major Gift will make all the difference to DOFN’s Capital Campaign.

Please call 905-434-7543 or Email