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 new donor experience. If you’d like to use the old PayPal process, simply scroll down to the middle of this page.

Other ways to give
You can send Interac e-transfers to, or deliver a cheque 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 currently issue receipts once a year, in January, via email.

PayPal Donations

If you are a long-time donor, you may be accustomed to using PayPal to donate to the food cupboard. The button below remains in service, however, beginning in August 2023 we are moving all of our donors to a new system. We are grateful for your ongoing support, please rest assured that a volunteer from our organization will reach out to you directly to support you in transitioning to the new system.

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:

  • Cereal
  • School Snacks
  • Crackers
  • Toothpaste
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Chickpeas

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


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 9AM – 1145AM
Tuesday 9AM – 1145AM
Wednesday 9AM – 1145AM
Friday 9AM – 1145AM
Saturday & Sunday 930AM – 11AM

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.