The Depot Community Food Centre has served the community for over 30 years. Originally the NDG Food Depot, it was founded as a temporary emergency food measure in 1986 during the economic downturn so people living with a less-than-adequate income could feed their families.
It was run as a project of the NDG Community Council until March 2003 when the NDG Food Depot became an autonomous organization with its own charitable status and Board of Directors.
In November 2015, The Depot merged with two established local organizations, Action Communiterre and les Ateliers Boîte à Lunch to form a community food hub with programs in food access, cooking and gardening, all as one expanded organization.
In June 2018, The Depot was recognized as the first Community Food Centre in Quebec and joined a network of like-minded organizations across the country via Community Food Centres Canada.
The Depot through the years
Food Depot is founded by concerned citizens and operated as a project of the NDG community council out of St. Augustine’s Church rectory. Read more
The Depot moves to Oxford St. where it would remain for twenty years. Read more
More than just a food bank, the Depot begins complementary programming. Read more
The Depot becomes an independent organization with charitable status. Read more
The NDG Food Security Coalition begins running the Good Food Box program at the Depot. Read more
The Depot’s vision to become a community food centre begins. The Depot and Action Communiterre engage discussions about a possible merger. Read more
A second round of discussions with Action Communiterre and Boîte à Lunch begins. Read more
The Depot moves to the basement of Trinity Memorial Church. Read more
The Depot, Boîte à Lunch, and Action Communiterre merge to become the new NDG Food Depot, a community food hub. Read more
The NDG Food Depot celebrates 30 years. Read more
The Depot moves into its new spaces on Somerled and Cavendish. Read more
The organization is recognized as the first community food centre in Quebec and changes its name to The Depot Community Food Centre. Read more