The mission of the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard is:
The Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard operates through the generous support of the City of Ottawa, local schools, faith-based groups, service clubs, non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals. We are also grateful for the support of our corporate sponsor as well as those businesses who make regular in-kind donations to our organization.
We have companies that donate their products to us on a regular basis. These companies could throw these products out but instead take the time to put them aside and store them until volunteers pick them up. It is an extra effort and we want them to know how much it is appreciated and what a difference it makes to the service we offer. Thank you to all the owners and staff who help us.
1. Herb and Spice donates produce and bakery products three times a week. These boxes are a treasure trove of assorted fruits and vegetables. Volunteers are always learning about new and exotic produce as they sort and bag.
2. McCartney’s wholesaler gives us fruit and vegetables twice a week. We receive many kinds of produce but we’re especially happy when we get lots of bananas.
3. Fruits Express often donates extra produce, in addition to selling us what we need at cost.
4. Starbucks (at on Ogilvie and in Chapters on City Park ) donates their baked products three times a week. Both companies provide us with an amazing array of delicious treats.