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
We open the doors one hour before and start giving out numbers at that time. Anyone who is present can pick a number by lottery. After that it is sequential.
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 four day supply of emergency food in a Crisis Situation, normally once a month. You must come to the food bank at one of the times we are open.
Unfortunately we are unable to deliver food.
Please Bring: Identification for everyone who needs food and proof of your address for all adults. Some acceptable types of identification are: recent driver’s license, bills, and direct deposit statements.
We are closed
Friday, April 19th, Good Friday.
We are having a gala
The Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard supports over 3,500 of our neighbours when they needed food – 46% under the age of 18. We provide four days of groceries about 2,000 times per month! Thanks to the support of our community, in additional to non-perishable food, we are able to provide fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, milk and other healthy choices – enough for over 300,000 meals in 2018!
The GEFC first opened its doors 30 years ago and since then we have provided a dignified space for the community to come together to help others. We are going to acknowledge this milestone with a multicultural gala event. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or donating to the silent auction please contact us at 613 749-4728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase tickets, phone 613 749-4728 or BUY TICKETS HERE!
We are looking for board members!
We are looking for board members with marketing and communications, strategic planning, or fundraising expertise to join our board for a minimum 2 year term. If you are passionate about good food and helping others please check out the details here.
Our AGM will be held on May 8, 2019.
Most asked Question!
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 2018 one in 22 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.