Durham Outlook for the Needy is a non-profit organization started in 1990 by a group of dedicated Oshawa residents, striving to help those in need in the Durham Region. They chose the patronage and example of St. Vincent Pallotti (1795 to 1850) who dedicated his life to helping the poor and under privileged. With the help of over 1000 volunteers each month from churches, numerous organizations and individuals, we are able to provide nutritious daily meals in a dignified manner restaurant style.
Our primary function continues to be to serve a hot and nutritious meal in a dignified manner to an average of 50,000 meals a year, seven days a week, 365 days a year, where anyone of any age, race, and gender is welcome.
It is our hope to have the kitchen on just one main floor in order to provide better access to all our patrons, particularly those with any physical disabilities, and our volunteers. We would also like to serve an serve an even wider community of neighbours in need.
Alexandra Director of Fundraising