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!

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:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam
  • Canned Fruit
  • School Snacks
  • Canned Pasta
  • Shampoo


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


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:

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Please be mindful that our clients are also using the facility at this time, and we strive to protect their privacy while offering them a respectful, comfortable shopping experience.

In some circumstances, we can arrange a pick up. Please contact us via email if you would like to make pick up arrangements.

Monetary Donations

We gratefully accept monetary donations, which are used to supplement the food donations we receive.

Credit and Debit Cards

Click the “Donate” button to contribute by credit or debit card. Please provide your full mailing address in Paypal so we can issue a charitable donation receipt.

Electronic Transfers

Send Interac e-transfers to Please provide your full address and email in the e-transfer message box (or a separate email) so we can issue a charitable donation receipt.

Mail a Cheque

Special Note during COVID19 Lockdown: Due to Walter Baker Centre being closed, we are not able to receive cheques at the location (even though our facility is open). Therefore, please mail your cheques to our Treasurer at 120 Sherway Dr, Nepean, K2J 1P1. We could also arrange a pickup of cheque from your porch if you prefer. Please email for arranging a porch pickup. Please write the cheque in favour of “Barrhaven Food Cupboard.”

Charitable Donation Receipts

Barrhaven Food Cupboard is a registered Canadian Charity (Registered Charity Number 83906 3831 RR0001). As a registered charity, we are able to issue you a charitable donation receipt for your monetary contribution. Please note that due to a purely volunteer run organization and to achieve efficiencies, we issue receipts only once at the end of the financial year. You should expect your donation receipts sometime in January of the next year via email/mail.