Member Agencies


How it Works

We think of the Ottawa Food Bank as the hub in the centre of a network. We collect food donations in our warehouse and distribute it to our 140 Member Agencies who ensure that those who are hungry are fed.

We also share knowledge and the common goal of alleviating hunger in the Ottawa Region. Each of our agencies provides food to different areas within our community.

Find the closest agency to you to get help when you need it by using our Look-Up Tool.

Who We Work With

From small community churches to large shelters, our Member Agencies ensure that hungry people in our community, no matter what their situation, receive the food that they need.

At the Ottawa Food Bank we couldn’t accomplish all that we do without our network of  Member Agencies. They work hard every day to give the food that we distribute to hungry people throughout the Ottawa Region.

Types of Programs

Community Food Banks
Provide clients with a two to three day supply of unprepared, non-perishable food (often supplemented with staples like bread, milk and vegetables).

Food Cupboards
Provide grocery items as a supplementary portion of their services and / or serve groceries to a specified group.

Meal Programs
Provide meals or drop-in services to clients.

Multi-Service Programs
Provide meals or drop-in services as well as food cupboard services to clients.

KickStart After 4 Club Programs
Provide snacks to after 4 clubs.

KickStart Breakfast Programs
Provide breakfasts to schools and breakfast programs.