Donate to the Barrhaven Food Cupboard

The Barrhaven Food Cupboard is a grassroots, community-funded, 100% volunteer-run organization dedicated to ensuring that all Barrhaven families and individuals have enough to eat. We rely entirely on food and monetary donations from the Barrhaven community, and we are grateful to all those who give!

Monetary Donations

We gratefully accept monetary donations, which are used to supplement the food donations we receive. The button below will take you through our donor experience.

Other ways to give
You can send Interac e-transfers to You can mail a cheque or deliver it to the Food Cupboard just as you would a food donation (see below). Please write cheques in favour of “Barrhaven Food Cupboard.”

Charitable Donation Receipts
Barrhaven Food Cupboard is a registered Canadian Charity (No. 83906 3831 RR0001). We normally issue consolidated tax receipts in January, for all donations in the preceding year. If you wish individual tax receipts, please advise the

PayPal Monthly Donations

In September 2023, we moved from PayPal to a new donation processor. If you are making a new donation, the change is transparent. If you had previously set up a monthly donation in PayPal, that will continue to work and you don’t have to do anything. However, when it is convenient, it would be appreciated if you could cancel your PayPal monthly donation and set up a new one using the new website DONATE button.

Food Donations

What We Need Most

We gratefully accept donations of all non-expired, non-perishable food items! At this time, we are most in need of:

  • Cooking oil
  • Canned vegetables (especially corn)
  • Flour
  • Rice
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Cereal

We also accept fresh garden produce!

How To Donate

Place your items in a collection bin

Our volunteers regularly pick up donations from collection bins at the following stores in Barrhaven:

    • Loblaws Barrhaven
    • McDonough’s Independent Grocers
    • Metro
    • Freshco
    • Food Basics
    • Prince of Wales Retirement Home
    • Farmboy


Drop off at the Food Cupboard

If you have a large donation or have collected food through a fundraiser or a special event, you can drop your items off at the Food Cupboard at the following times:

Monday 9:00am to 11:45am
Tuesday 9:00am to 11:45am
Wednesday 9:00am to 11:45am
Thursday 9:00am to 11:45am
Friday 9:00am to 11:45am
Saturday and Sunday 9:30am to 11:00am

If you cannot drop off your donation at this time, please contact us at and we will arrange a special drop-off time for you.

Please be mindful that our clients are also using the facility when you drop off your donation, and we strive to protect their privacy while offering them a respectful, comfortable shopping experience.