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At the Community Food Basket of Ottawa our mission is to unite the community in a cooperative effort to feed those in need in a spirit of love and compassion.  We will do our best to make you feel welcome.

Drive-Thru Distributions

For the continued safety of our clients, volunteers and staff, the Community Food Basket will be doing drive-thru ONLY distributions for the foreseeable future. Walk-ups are permitted, but we strongly recommend bringing a cart/wagon to help you carry your food home.

How it Works:

  • Distribution hours are Tuesday 9-11 AM and Thursday 3-6 PM.

    • Please DO NOT line up early. It is important that we avoid traffic problems in the surrounding neighborhood.

  • When you pull to the front of the line, stay in your vehicle - we will load the food for you.

  • Please have space in the back of your vehicle for us to load the food (enough for 2 boxes and several smaller bags).

  • PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHEN INTERACTING WITH ALL FOOD PANTRY PERSONNEL. It is important for us to take all safety precautions possible. 

  • Please remember to bring a photo ID or piece of mail that includes your name and address. All households are eligible to visit us twice per month.

  • Unfortunately, we’re not able to customize boxes, but you will get a menu at each pick up and you’re welcome to tell us if there is anything you don’t want to receive.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring with me?

Every Visit

  • Photo ID or a piece of mail with your current address (dated within 60 days)

  • A face mask to wear while interacting with all Food Basket personnel

  • An empty vehicle trunk/cart so food can be placed inside for you to take home.

Do I make too much money to qualify? 

We do not require proof of income, but we will ask you to sign an official document stating that you meet the following guidelines:  


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