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.
Client Choice Shopping
For clients that do not wish to shop our aisles, we will have a number of pre-made boxes available to-go.
We ask that just one adult per household come to shop. Please refrain from bringing extra household members and children when possible.
Shopping With Points:
We continue to serve clients with no residency restrictions (subject to change).
All households are eligible to visit twice per month, in addition to our monthly mobile pantries.
Clients are asked to bring either a piece of mail with their name and address or a photo ID.
You are encouraged to bring your own containers (bags, boxes, etc.), to pack your groceries into as you shop.
When you check in you’ll be given a sheet that lists your
points available in each category, like the one here:
Points cannot be saved from one visit to the next, we
encourage you to use all the points you have available
The aisles will be organized by the point categories
and there will be volunteers to help you make your
Monday: 9:00 - 12:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 - 12:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
The last sign in will be 15 minutes before closing time, to give you time to make your selections.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring with me?
Photo ID or a piece of mail with your current address.
A box, bags, or other container to bring your food home in.
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: