Board of Directors

Our Directors

Our Board

The Barrhaven Food Cupboard (BFC) is a community-led organization that provides food assistance to families in need in the Barrhaven area through the generosity of our community.

We were originally a part of the Family Services Association of Churches (FAMSAC) food bank that was founded in 1969 in Bells Corners. In 1993, the Barrhaven United Church set up a separate food depot as an outreach activity when the church was built on Jockvale Rd.

Since then we have grown. The Barrhaven Food Cupboard has evolved into a community-led service that now operates autonomously from the new location at Walter Baker Centre since spring of 2019. As Barrhaven has grown too, the demand for our help is much greater, the population of the community is more diverse.

The BFC is managed and run 100 % by volunteers who want to help those in need in our community. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and even from outside Barrhaven.

Our Board of Directors, elected by the community, is responsible for overall management. Volunteer coordinators oversee operations such as picking up and sorting donations, packing food orders, arranging and delivering food, and liaising with volunteers and donors.

We operate two food assistance programs – our year-round regular program and our Christmas Hamper program. Food orders consist of non-perishable food items and every day personal and household items. We also include grocery gift certificates in the food orders we provide so that families can purchase perishables such as milk, bread, meat and fresh produce.

The Barrhaven Food Cupboard is supported 100% by donations from members of the community. We do not receive any funding or other support from government, government agencies or the Ottawa Food Bank. We do our best to keep our administrative costs as low as possible so that the donations made go directly to helping our community members in need.

Kevin Miller

President

George MacDonald

Vice President

Vacant

Secretary

John Falkingham

Treasurer

Peter Oegema

Director of Operations

Ross Fetterly

Director of Community and Fundraising

Vacant

Director of Volunteers

Vacant

Director of Communications

Harpreet Singh

Acting Director of Communications, Director-at-Large

Janet McCausland

Acting Director of Communications, Director-at-Large

What do we do?

What is the Barrhaven Food Cupboard (BFC)?


BFC is a community-led organization that provides food assistance to families in need in the Barrhaven area through the generosity of our community. 

How did the Barrhaven Food Cupboard get its start?

Originally we were part of the Family Services Association of Churches (FAMSAC) food bank that was founded in 1969 in Bells Corners. In 1993, the Barrhaven United Church set up a separate food depot as an outreach activity when the church was built on Jockvale Rd.

Since then we have grown. Barrhaven Food Cupboard evolved into a community-led service that operated autonomously from the church from 2005 till the Spring of 2019.

We have moved into our permanent home at Walter Baker Centre in spring of 2019.


Though we moved on, we are deeply grateful to the Barrhaven United Church for all the support we’ve enjoyed since we began. Even when the BFC became an autonomous community-run organization in 2005, the Barrhaven United Church continued to allow us to use church facilities free of charge.

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