AGM for 2019

The Food Centre’s AGM took place via Zoom on Wednesday, May 27 AGM report, Centretown Emergency Food Centre, 2019   Download PDF version In 2019, the Centretown Emergency Food Centre’s 41th year of service, clients remained our principal focus … Read More

Metro Food Drive

On Saturday and Sunday, February 22/23, McKeen Metro Glebe hosted a food drive for our Food Centre.  Thanks to McKeen’s and the generosity of their shoppers, we received about $1,400 worth of food and raised $1,494 in cash … Read More

School Food Drives

The Food Centre has received generous support from all 11 local schools  this year, including 7 schools in December. We are very grateful to their students, parents and teachers who make this support happen, as the donations from … Read More

Meet and Greet for Federal Candidates

The Food Centre, along with two Health Centres and our neighbouring Food Centres, organized a very successful Meet and Greet on Wednesday, October 6 for Federal Candidates in the Ottawa Centre riding to give our clients a chance … Read More

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 … 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 … 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 … 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.  

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