Combating Food Insecurity During the Holidays: Our Commitment to Community Support

 As a leading catering company, we are not just passionate about creating delightful culinary experiences; we are also deeply concerned about the critical issue of food insecurity in our community. Recent data from the 2022 Canadian Income Survey paints a concerning picture: approximately 1 in 7 households in Ottawa faces food insecurity. This alarming statistic compels us to act and contribute meaningfully.

Our Community Partner: Parkdale Food Centre

In line with our commitment to social responsibility, we have aligned with our esteemed community partner, Parkdale Food Centre. This incredible organization believes, as do we, that access to healthy and nutritious food is a fundamental human right.

The Parkdale Food Centre is renowned for its compassionate initiatives, community connections, and dedicated team. They focus on providing fresh, local, and wholesome foods to our neighbours in need. Additionally, they offer nutritional education and cooking classes, fostering both physical and mental well-being.

The Winter Challenge

As we face the winter months, the challenge of food insecurity intensifies. This time of year, especially, sees a surge in demand for food assistance. The statistics are heartbreaking – nearly three-quarters of individuals assisted by the Parkdale Food Centre report skipping meals for a whole day due to financial constraints.

Our Initiative: A Call to Action

We know our clients are incredibly generous and community-minded. This month, we are dedicating our efforts to amplify the mission of Parkdale Food Centre. We aim to raise both awareness and funds to support their critical work.

Here’s how we’re making a difference: For the entire month of December, urban element will donate $25 for every corporate lunch order we receive. Moreover, for orders over $150, we will double our donation to $50.

Festive Offer: Seasonal Holiday Menu

In the spirit of the holiday season and to facilitate your company gatherings, our kitchen team has crafted a special festive and seasonal holiday 'grab + go' menu. Available exclusively in December, these delicious offerings will be delivered directly to your door, making your holiday lunches both easy and impactful.

How You Can Help

Join us in this noble cause. By choosing urban element for your holiday catering, you not only enjoy a delightful culinary experience but also contribute to a vital community effort. Visit our website and click the link in our bio to place your order today.


Closing Thoughts

Thank you for your unwavering support. Together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity in our community. Let’s unite in the spirit of giving and compassion this holiday season.