News Updates

Thanks to All of Our Donors in October!!

When you come to volunteer at the Food Cupboard, you can see boxes of food stored in every spare nook and cranny in the building!  We have received some awesome donations from schools, churches and individuals.  Every Fall, our community comes through in a big way and this year is no exception!!

Thank you to Colonel By Secondary School, St. Matthew High School, Annunciation of our Lord Parish, Epiphany Anglican, St. Brother Andre elementary, numerous businesses, hockey teams and families  who collected on our behalf at Halloween!

The food received keeps our shelves stocked so that we can continue to provide food to those in need in our community.

Consider Sponsoring a family this Christmas!

Every year there are families in our area who will not have enough resources to celebrate Christmas or the holiday by purchasing the supplies for, and preparing, a special meal.  If you would like to sponsor an individual family, please contact us at to find out more.

Closed Dates

We will be closed for food distribution on Friday December 25, 2015 and Friday January 1016, 2

 Did You Know …

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!

Calling all schools, churches and businesses…

Would you like to hold a food drive on our behalf?  Click here to find out more : How to do a Food Drive?

How Your Donations Help

We understand that you are constantly sollicited 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.

  • We continue to accept donations as listed, on our ‘Donate’ page
  • Cash and money donations are used to purchase milk, eggs, school snacks, cereal, pasta and canned goods for distribution.
  • Your food donations are checked, sorted and put on the shelves for distribution for those in need.
  • We are set up so that clients can choose, using a point system, the items that they prefer from each of the food categories. We feel it is important to maintain the ability to make individual choices.
  • We have perishable items available, fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), milk, eggs, sliced cheese, every time we distribute food. We use donated monies to purchase the milk eggs and cheese.
  • Any food items that don’t fit into categories as listed in Canada’s Food Guide, are made available for clients in the ‘Food Extras’ section, and do not take any points away from the other food groups.
  • Thank you to all of the individuals and groups that donate to us and support us on a regular basis. We appreciate the regular and continued support and value every donation that is made!

Interested in learning more?  Call 613-749-4728, anytime, to arrange a tour or have your questions answered.

Success Story (Names have been changed)

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.