Founded in 1990, Durham Outlook operates the only 365-days-a-year soup kitchen, serving the most vulnerable members of Durham Region.

Upcoming Events


September 24, 2020
Fundraising Event
BOWL-O-RAMA !FIESTA! 2020 - POSTPONED


October 15, 2020
Other Event
Annual General Meeting


November 14, 2020
Fundraising Event
2ND ANNUAL GRACE & GIVING GALA - POSTPONED

Recent Updates

August 28, 2020

Call for Nominations - Board of Directors

There are positions available on the Board of Directors with Durham Outlook for the Needy. If you wish to put your name forward as a Director, please email a brief bio, and a short letter explaining why you want to be on the Board.
May 7, 2020

Thank you from DOFN During COVID-19

DOFN would like to thank everyone for their concerns and caring emails that we have been receiving lately. It is truly appreciated during hard times such as these. Many people have been asking for ways to aid through volunteering, donating food or monetary donations to help DOFN.
March 12, 2020

Durham Outlook Temporarily Closes to Protect our Community against the Spread of COVID-19

On March 12, 2020, the Chief Medical Officer of Public Health for Ontario, Dr. David Williams, recommended the immediate suspension of all significant events and public gatherings to eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff.