We are open the following days of the week:
Mon 6:00-8:00 pm
Wed 12:00-2:00 pm
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
(K1J, K1C and parts of K1W and K1B).
You can check which community food bank services your area by using the Ottawa Food agency search.
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.
Unfortunately we are unable to 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 assistance on Monday, October 8th for Thanksgiving Day.
Volunteer Opportunities: The GEFC in partnership with Just Food has a .25 acre plot at the Just Food Farm beside Blackburn Hamlet, as part of the city-wide “Plant-a Row Donate-a-Row” program. We are seeking volunteers to help grow and harvest vegetables for the Food Cupboard – To sign up, please contact Just Food at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Erin at email@example.com .
We are also working with Hidden Harvest to gather fruit in the neighbourhood – to become part of the community harvest team and be informed about local harvest events, or to get more information, please sign up here: http://ottawa.hiddenharvest.ca/offer-or-pick/.
What are your most needed items?
Check out our list of most needed items. We use all of these 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 2017 one in 21 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 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.