Walk for the Centre

4th Annual Walk for the Centre The fourth annual Walk for the Centre, organized by Centretown Churches Social Action Committee,  was held on Sunday, October 6. Over 100 walkers came to raise awareness for food security in downtown Ottawa, and … Read More

Ottawa Bytown Rotary Club’s food drive

Volunteers from the Ottawa Bytown Rotary Club held another successful food drive for us on September 28 at Loblaws on Isabella, collecting over $1,000 in food and $600 in cash donations.  We are very grateful for their generous support and … Read More

Lenten Food Drives

The Food Centre was the beneficiary of amazing food drives during Lent by Corpus Christi School and by Canadian Martyrs Church. As well, many other CCSAC churches made special contributions to us, and we are most grateful. And at the … Read More

CEFC in Ottawa At Home Magazine

The Food Centre was honoured to be featured in Giving Back, Catherine Clark’s column on local charitable initiatives, in the Winter 2019 edition of Ottawa Magazine. The full text of Ms. Clark’s article can be read  here.


Our parent organization, CCSAC, and the CEFC will hold their  Annual General Meeting on Wed. April 3 at 7 pm at Blessed Sacrament, 194 Fourth Avenue. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments to follow.

School Food Drives Update

We experienced wonderful food drives by our local schools this fall and in December, when five more schools sent large donations to the Food Centre.  

Holiday Concerts and Fundraising Update

The Food Centre was very fortunate to receive generous donations at Christmas time, including the proceeds from the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa’s Christmas concert and a special collection at Thirteen Strings Christmas Candlelight concert. As well, many donors contributed in … Read More

The Ottawa Bytowne Rotary Club Food Drive

January 26 at Loblaws Isabella:  Our first fundraising event of the year was a great success. Thanks to the Rotary Club volunteers, we received $1,725 worth of food and $900 in cash donations to help us stock our shelves.

Cameron Highlanders Concert:  

Cameron Highlanders Concert:  On Wednesday, December 5 the Pipes and Drums of the Cameron Highlanders  of Ottawa will present their annual Christmas Concert at St. Giles Church at 7:30 pm. Admission is by free will offering with all proceeds going to … Read More

Thirteen Strings Candlelight concert

Thirteen Strings Candlelight Christmas concert takes place on Tuesday, December 4 at Dominion-Chalmers Church at 7:30 pm.   A collection in support of the Food Centre will be taken up at intermission. See poster attached.   For tickets:  https://thirteenstrings.ca/product/christmas-candlelight-concert/  

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