We are open the following days of the week:
Mon 6:00-8:30 pm
Wed 11:30-2:00 pm (12:00 -2:00 starting March 1, 2017)
Fri 9:30-11:30 am
You can get food at the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard if you live in North Gloucester, Pineview and West Orleans.
You may receive approximately a 4 day supply of emergency food in a Crisis Situation, normally once a month. You must come to the food cupboard at one of the times we are open.
We cannot deliver food to clients!
Please Bring: Identification for everyone who needs food and proof of your address. Some acceptable types of identification are: recent driver’s license, bills, direct deposit slips and drug or dental cards.
We will be closed for food distribution on Monday, February 20th for Family Day..
The most asked question so far, in 2017 is: What are your most needed items?
Here is our answer: Go to the ‘donate’ page and you will see a list of needed items. We use all of those items on that list on an ongoing basis but the items we use most are at or near the top of the list. We update it regularly.
that we provide a 4-day emergency supply of food (roughly based on Canada’s Food Guide) for families or households in need, every month! In 2016 one in 20 people in our community needed us at least once.
Would you like to hold a food drive on our behalf? Click here to find out more : How to do a Food Drive?
We understand that you are constantly solicited and that you want to better understand how your donations are managed and distributed. At the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard, we accept two main types of donations – food and cash donations -, which are entirely redistributed to those in need.
Interested in learning more? Call 613-749-4728, anytime, to arrange a tour or have your questions answered.
Alice is a single mom with two children. She found herself laid off from her job, so returned to school to train for another career. During her studies, she worked a part-time job and also had a student loan, but found it very difficult to pay all of her bills and clothe and feed her family. She was able to come to get food to feed her family until she completed her course of study. She is now looking for full-time employment and is very hopeful that, one day, she will be a donor to the Food Cupboard. Her financial responsibilities have been overwhelming and being able to come for food has helped to ease her financial burden.